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UPDATE 2-Credit Suisse's Thiam faces shareholder ire at AGM

ZURICH, April 29- Credit Suisse's leadership came under fire on Friday from shareholders disgruntled by a share slide amid a major restructuring of Switzerland's second-biggest bank. Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam and Chairman Urs Rohner faced criticism over a 40 percent share price drop since Thiam took charge last July, plans to cut 6,000 jobs and the...

Source: Reuters

Stanford climate activists slam university over fossil fuel vote

SAN FRANCISCO, April 26- Stanford University's announcement on Monday that it will not rid its $22 billion endowment of oil and gas companies has raised the ire of campus climate activists, who said on Tuesday they will protest the decision. Activists felt they had momentum on their side after Stanford two years ago said it would no longer invest in coal mining...

Source: Reuters

Merck CEO: Flawed tax structure drives inversions

Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier said a flawed corporate tax system drives inversion deals that have drawn the government's ire.

Source: CNBC.com

UPDATE 2-Bank of England warns of Brexit risks, provoking ire of eurosceptics

LONDON, March 8- Exiting the European Union could hurt Britain's $2.9 trillion economy and prompt some banks to abandon London's global financial powerhouse, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Tuesday. In his strongest intervention so far in Britain's debate about EU membership, Carney said he was not making any recommendation about how to vote in...

Source: Reuters

UPDATE 3-Obama challenges Republicans with vow to nominate Supreme Court pick

WASHINGTON, Feb 24- President Barack Obama vowed on Wednesday to move ahead with a U.S. Supreme Court nominee and said Republicans would risk public ire if they blocked a qualified candidate for political motives, as well as diminishing the credibility of the high court. Sources close to the nomination process told Reuters that Nevada Republican Governor...

Source: Reuters

Nike drops Pacquiao after controversial remarks

Nike cut ties with Manny Pacquiao after the Filipino boxer and politician drew ire for comments about homosexual relationships.

Source: CNBC.com

INTERVIEW-Venezuela opposition leader urges fast action to oust president

CARACAS, Jan 29- Venezuela's opposition must define within weeks its strategy for ending Nicolas Maduro's presidency given the OPEC nation's "monstrous" economic crisis, opposition leader Henrique Capriles believes. Having won control of the National Assembly last month due to voter ire at Venezuela's punishing recession, the opposition coalition has...

Source: Reuters