Rob Cox helped found Breakingviews.com in 2000 in London. From 2004 he spearheaded the publication's expansion in the United States and edited daily Breakingviews columns in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Rob has worked as a financial journalist in London, Milan, New York, Washington, Chicago and Tokyo. Rob was named editor in chief of Breakingviews in December 2012, three years after it was acquired by Thomson Reuters. Rob is a frequent contributor to MSNBC and has written opinion pieces on a variety of subjects for the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, USA Today and other publications. Rob graduated from Columbia University’s Journalism School and the University of Vermont. Follow Rob on Twitter @rob1cox
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The hacking scandal at the Japanese conglomerate’s Hollywood studio isn’t just embarrassing. It’s a business problem for a company already struggling to turn itself around. Herewith, a fictional selection of internal messages Sony’s board ought to be fielding.
Uppity shareholders have so far avoided complex banks like Citi and JPMorgan. Regulatory pressure, middling performance and a dearth of large-cap options make them increasingly attractive for shakeup artists. That may put Fed Chair Janet Yellen in a new, uncomfortable position.
Michael Jeffries is leaving the once hot apparel chain not even a year after the board stripped him of the dual leadership role. While his departure may help Abercrombie & Fitch, it’s the latest instance of good corporate governance being sadly used to punish wayward management.
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