Featured Video: Behind the Call to Break up McGraw-Hill
In the news this week has been a call by activist investors to break up media giant McGraw-Hill into four parts, spinning off its education and media (including books and television) divisions, as well as the two business arms of Standard & Poor's (S&P operates both a financial ratings business and the S&P 500 stock index).
According to multiple reports, McGraw-Hill had already been undertaking a review of its business operations and may make a major announcement before the end of 2011. New impetus for a major reorganization may come from recent controversy over S&P's downgrade of the U.S. credit rating and investigation into the agency by the Justice Department.
In this report broadcast earlier this month, CNBC's Kayla Tausche talks in depth about the company and the rationale for a breakup.