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May 15, 2014

DealBook P.M. Edition - May 15, 2014: Top Story: Chipotle Investors Vote Against Executive Pay.

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THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014
Steve Ells, center, the founder of Chipotle Mexican Grill, has been among the highest paid chief executives.
Chipotle Investors Vote Against Executive Pay More than 75 percent of investors voted against Chipotle's say-on-pay measure, the highest vote against any such policy among the United States's largest 3,000 companies this year.

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Arnaud Montebourg is the French economy minister.
France Asserts It Has Authority to Block Mergers The government has formally given itself the power to block foreign takeovers on strategic grounds as it seeks to sway the outcome of a battle between General Electric and Siemens for Alstom.
Reuters Breakingviews: The Right Price for AstraZeneca's Stock A new calculator shows why investors seem to believe that a $100 billion-plus acquisition by Pfizer will probably happen.
Nathan Milikowsky, right, an ousted director at the small steel company GrafTech, was re-elected to the board on Thursday along with two allies, David Jardini, left, and Karen Finerman.
Ousted Director Rejoins GrafTech Board Investors in GrafTech, the small steel company at the center of a corporate governance debate, have reinstated Nathan Milikowsky and two allies to the board.
Marc Andreessen, co-founder and partner of Andreessen Horowitz.
Andreessen Horowitz Bets on a Government Software Start-Up OpenGov, a start-up that sells software to help local governments manage data, said it had received about $15 million in a financing round led by Andreessen Horowitz.
Zendesk Shares Soar in Debut The cloud-based software start-up had a buoyant trading debut on Thursday, defying a broader slump in the shares of young companies.
Deutsche Bank took over the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino after it foreclosed on the Las Vegas resort's developer in 2008.
Deutsche Bank to Sell Cosmopolitan Casino to Blackstone The lender agreed to sell the Cosmopolitan, one of the most expensive resorts in Las Vegas, to the Blackstone Group for about $1.73 billion in cash.
Marc Rowan, a co-founder and senior managing director of Apollo Global Management.
2 Apollo Global Executives Reduce Their Stakes Marc J. Rowan, a co-founder and senior managing director of Apollo, sold about $28.6 million shares this week, while Joshua J. Harris, another co-founder and senior managing director, gave away 200,000 shares.
Terry J. Farr is one of two former RP Martin broker's facing criminal charges in a separate action related to their alleged role in the manipulation of Libor.
RP Martin Fined More Than $2 Million in Libor Inquiry Regulators said that brokers at the British firm RP Martin assisted a trader at UBS in his efforts to manipulate the London interbank offered rate as it was tied to the yen.
Jessica Grimsby, a scientist at a Boston Scientific lab in Natick, Mass.
Bayer Sells a Unit to Boston Scientific for $415 MillionThe sale comes as the health care and pharmaceutical sectors have turn to many, sometimes big, deals to expand and reshape their operations.
Kindred Healthcare Makes Unsolicited Bid for Gentiva Kindred's offer to buy Gentiva Health Services for about $514 million in cash and stock sets up a potential battle over the health care services company.
Barclay's headquarters in London.
Head of Barclays Investment Banking in Asia to Step Down Matthew Ginsburg is the latest prominent executive at Barclays to seek a change as the bank prepares to substantially reduce the size of its investment banking business.
A branch of Carphone Warehouse in London.
Dixons and Carphone Warehouse Plan Merger to Create $6 Billion Company The combined company, to be known as Dixons Carphone, would have nearly 3,000 stores in a dozen countries in Europe.
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WSJ | Major Indexes Closing May 15, 2014.

Major Indexes Closing
Major Indexes5:56 p.m. EDT 05/15/14
DJ Transportation Average*7781.32-53.07-0.68
DJ Utility Average*536.28-1.71-0.32
Nasdaq 100*3565.17-28.08-0.78
S&P 500*1870.85-17.68-0.94
S&P 400 Mid-Cap*1345.79-11.27-0.83
S&P 600 Small-Cap*633.97-3.29-0.52
DJ Total Stock Market*19534.86-176.87-0.90
NYSE Composite*10568.37-87.75-0.82
NYSE Financial*6279.11-61.64-0.97
Russell 2000*1095.99-7.15-0.65
NYSE MKT Composite*2618.06-10.22-0.39
KBW Bank*66.96-0.71-1.05
PHLX Gold/Silver*89.68-1.28-1.41
PHLX Housing Sector*193.02-1.62-0.83
PHLX Oil Service*282.08-4.36-1.52
PHLX Semiconductor*570.00-6.81-1.18
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Markets Diary5:53 p.m. EDT 05/15/14
New 52 Week High53161
New 52 Week Low551214
Major World Indexes4:40 p.m. EDT 05/15/14
Global Dow*2528.51-19.00-0.75
DJ Global Index*318.51-2.30-0.72
DJ Global exUS*242.34-1.33-0.55
Stoxx Europe 50*3012.65-8.69-0.29
UK: FTSE 100*6840.89-37.60-0.55
Germany: DAX*9656.05-98.34-1.01
Japan: Nikkei 225*14298.21-107.55-0.75
Hong Kong: Hang Seng*22730.86148.090.66
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