peHUB Second Opinion 8.02

Two Investors Fight for Board Seats: Relational Investors LLC and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System have launched a fight for board seats at Occidental Petroeum Corp.

Huang Wants Liverpool Football: Kenneth Huang, a Hong Kong businessman, wants to take control of the Liverpool Football Club by the end of this month.

Another E-Book Probe: Connecticut AG Richard Blumenthal disclosed a preliminary review of the pricing agreements between five of the country’s largest book publishers and two leading digital retailers: Apple Inc. and Inc.

Bank Takes Bomber’s House: The house of attempted Times Square Bomber Faisal Shahzad became the property of his lender after a public foreclosure auction over the weekend.

Rapportive Gets $1 Mln: Gmail plugin Rapportive has received $1 million from a group of Angel investors, including Jason Calcanis and gmail creator Paul Buchheit.

Top Party School: University of Georgia took top honors as the best party school while MIT students study the most and Brown students were the happiest.

LBO Image Problem: David Rubenstein, co-founder of the Carlyle Group, says PE firms haven’t solved their biggest problem: their image.

Town Uses Google to Spy: The town of Riverhead, Long Island uses Google Earth to find out if neighbors have illegal swimming pools.