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Fair Game: Dubious Corporate Practices Get a Rubber Stamp from Big Investors

Arconic, the industrial materials company that spun off Alcoa, has been treated with kid gloves by big asset managers. Thursday’s annual meeting could change things.

The midcentury aluminum homes that would have changed U.S. suburbs

A look back at the Alcoa Care-free homes, on their 60th anniversary “Here is your Dream House Made Real” began the promotional brochure for the Alcoa Care-free Home, an aluminum prototype home designed by Charles Goodman and launched...Show More Summary

Struggling country's past, future shaped by Alcoa, aluminum

It electrified this South American country even as it drowned a jungle, so the 1.2-mile-long dam Alcoa built here to harness the Suriname River is more than stone and turbines. … Click to Continue »

Foiled by Foil

Alcoa’s Book of Decorations : A Year-round Treasury of Easy-to-do Decorations for Holidays and Special Occasions von Hagen 1959 Submitter: I can’t decide what I love most about this book — there is just too much awesome awfulness to choose from! From “Conny of Alcoa” (is that like Saul of Tarsus?) perched on the edge of […]

Breakingviews: Even Before Ill-Advised Letter, Arconic’s C.E.O. Had to Go

The Arconic board should have fired its chief executive, Klaus Kleinfeld, long ago. Under his watch, Alcoa and Arconic have underperformed their rivals.

Elliott Wins As Klaus Kleinfeld Steps Down As Arconic CEO After Showing "Poor Judgment"

Paul Singer, whose Elliott Management has been waging a proxy fight with Alcoa spinoff Arconic, demanding CEO replacement, just achieved a key victory when moments ago the company announced that CEO Klaus Kleinfed has stepped down. According...Show More Summary

The 3 Best Stocks For 2017's First Earnings Boost

Alcoa (NYSE: AA) kicks off first-quarter earnings season on April 24. Analysts surveyed by FactSet Research expect S&P 500 companies to report 9.1% annual earnings growth. That's down from the

Wall Street is about to find out whether the next big rally in stocks can be justified

First-quarter earnings season unofficially gets underway when three of the big banks announce their results on Thursday. Citigroup, JPMorgan, and Wells Fargo report before the market opens. Alcoa's release traditionally marked the start...Show More Summary

How the U.S. Is Getting an Economic Pounding from the World Trade Organization

Click here for reuse options! The WTO treats the United States like a punching bag. This month is the one-year anniversary of Alcoa closing the largest aluminum smelter in the United States: the Warrick in Indiana. More than 325 workers...Show More Summary

Trumping The WTO

This month is the one-year anniversary of Alcoa closing the largest aluminum smelter in the United States – the Warrick in Indiana. More than 325 workers lost their family-supporting jobs, including Brandon Marshall, who, like most aluminum workers, was a member of my union, the United Steelworkers (USW). Show More Summary

Paul Singer is taking the attack on his latest target to the next level

Paul Singer's Elliott Management is getting aggressive. Earlier this year, the $28 billion activist hedge fund wanted to replace Arconic's chairman, Klaus Kleinfeld, and nominate five board members. Arconic was spun out of Alcoa and focuses on manufacturing aerospace components. Show More Summary

Weird Valentine Dinner from 1971

3 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

What you see here is a Valentine dinner from the 1971 booklet 401 Party and Holiday Ideas from Alcoa. The recipes are about what you'd expect from a marketing company of the era. What is presented between the silverware is Jellied Ham...Show More Summary

Superheaven's Jake Clarke releasing a split with Spur, playing shows (listen)

Jake is playing two PA shows with Spur and a Brooklyn show with Alcoa (aka Derek from Defeater). Continue reading…

Culture wars and smelters

The Victorian and Commonwealth governments have just announced a bailout of the Alcoa aluminium smelter at Portland, achieved primarily by pressuring AGL to supply cheap electricity. It’s unsurprising that a state government wants to save jobs: that is par for the course. Show More Summary

Nothing says Christmas like an aluminum tree

5 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Lisa Hix of Collectors Weekly has just published a great interview with Sarah Archer, whose new book, Midcentury Christmas: Holiday Fads, Fancies, and Fun from 1945 to 1970, explains how companies like Alcoa Aluminum used Christmas to...Show More Summary

Alcoa Upgraded to Buy at Spin-Off Research

On November 1, 2016, AA and ARNC Begin RW Trading On November 1, 2016, Arconic Inc. (NYSE: ARNC; $18.92; Market Capitalization: $8.3 billion) completed the spin-off of Alcoa Corporation (NYSE: AA; $23.00; Market Capitalization: $4.2 billion) through pro-rata distribution of 80.1% shares of AA, while ARNC retained 19.9% stake. Shareholders of [...]

Alcoa (Defeater) & Choir Vandals releasing a split EP (stream two tracks)

Alcoa's "What A Fool" is full of country signifiers like the slide guitar and the twang in Derek's voice, while Choir Vandals' "Lucifer Yellow" is more of an indie rocker with singer Austin McCutchen's Will Sheff-esque baritone leading the way. Continue reading…

Dow Theory And The Power Of Doing Nothing

Earnings season kicked off last week, with Alcoa leading off by reporting disappointing results last Tuesday. Q3 Earnings for S&P 500 companies are expected to drop 2.1%, according to FactSet.

My Secret To Huge Profits During Earnings Season

The third-quarter earnings season kicked off Tuesday, with Alcoa (NYSE: AA) announcing before the bell. According to FactSet, Q3 earnings for companies in the S&P 500 are expected to drop 2.1%,

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