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  1. July 8, 2014

    Family Dollar: buck stops here

    The struggles of discount retailer Family Dollar are about poor customers and poor choices. US austerity measures (reduced...

  2. June 9, 2014

    Time Inc shares receive cool first day reception

    Shares of Time Inc, the publisher of People, Sports Illustrated and its namesake magazine, received a cool reception on its...

  1. June 6, 2014

    Carl Icahn picks up a bargain at Family Dollar

    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn says he has found his latest bargain at a chain of dollar stores. Mr Icahn on Friday...

  2. June 3, 2014

    Icahn buys $50m of Fannie-Freddie stock

    Carl Icahn has emerged as the latest billionaire investor to bet on potential reforms of the government-run mortgage giants...

  3. June 3, 2014

    Should business people go to university?

    Afriend and her 17-year-old daughter asked me for advice recently. The daughter wants to run a business, and isn’t sure if...

  4. May 31, 2014

    Icahn, Mickelson and Walters ‘face probe’

    May 30 (Reuters) The US Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating...

  5. April 23, 2014

    Shareholder activism: Battle for the boardroom

    For most of his long career as a Wall Street attorney, Martin Lipton has been the man to call when companies find themselves...

  6. April 10, 2014

    Ebay / Icahn: armistice

    The “worst corporate governance” Carl Icahn has ever seen is going to get (slightly) better. Ending a three-month multimedia...

  7. April 10, 2014

    Activist investor Icahn gains little after agreeing truce with eBay

    Activist investor Carl Icahn has called off his assault on eBay, ending with few of the spoils he had been seeking in his...

  8. March 28, 2014

    Top M&A lawyer attacks activist investors

    The head of one of America’s top mergers and acquisitions law firms has launched an attack on the country’s best-known...

  9. March 24, 2014

    Icahn boosts influence at Herbalife

    Carl Icahn has increased his influence in the boardroom at Herbalife, the vitamin supplements company which is dealing with...

  10. FT Alphaville

    March 24, 2014

    Changes at the Herbalife board

    Carl Icahn, the largest shareholder in Herbalife with a 16.8 per cent stake, will soon have five seats around the boardroom...

  11. March 20, 2014

    Airbnb: early check-in

    Instead of nagging eBay management for a PayPal spin-off, Carl Icahn should be asking it why it didn’t develop its own...

  12. March 18, 2014

    Investors unseat CommonWealth’s board

    Shareholders have voted to unseat the board of CommonWealth Real Estate Investment Trust, led by the Portnoy family, in a...

  13. March 14, 2014

    US wades into Herbalife dust-up

    For more than a year, the question of the fundamental corporate legitimacy of Herbalife has been overshadowed by rival...

  14. March 13, 2014

    Mad Men studio fined for misleading investors

    Lions Gate Entertainment agreed to pay $7.5m and admit wrongdoing to resolve civil charges that the movie studio misled its...

  15. March 10, 2014

    eBay chief’s pay cut as target missed

    Ecommerce group eBay cut in half the total compensation of its chief executive last year after falling short of its...

  16. March 6, 2014

    Ebay chief defends keeping PayPal

    John Donahoe, eBay’s chief executive, has many of the attributes common to Silicon Valley’s top bosses. An eloquent...

  17. February 28, 2014

    Apple chief turns up TV ambitions

    Apple’s television division, long dubbed a “hobby” by its executives, is now a billion-dollar business, Tim Cook told...

  18. February 26, 2014

    Hedge funds should not be the only activist investors

    At 78, Carl Icahn shows little sign of retiring, or of becoming more polite. After finally prodding Forest Labs into a $25bn...

  19. February 24, 2014

    Icahn hits out at Andreessen over eBay role

    Carl Icahn has launched a stinging attack on Marc Andreessen, one of the heavyweights of Silicon Valley venture capital,...

  20. February 21, 2014

    Carl Icahn, obsessive activist investor

    Steven Goldstone, when he was chief executive of RJR Nabisco, used to call the appearance of Carl Icahn “a rite of spring”....

  21. February 18, 2014

    Actavis buys Forest Laboratories for $25bn

    Actavis, the highly acquisitive Dublin-based drugs maker, has agreed to buy New York’s Forest Laboratories for $25bn, its...

  22. February 11, 2014

    Zell joins battle to unseat CommonWealth’s board

    Sam Zell, the billionaire property investor, has joined the effort to unseat the board of the CommonWealth real estate...

  23. February 10, 2014

    Decline in US sales sends McDonald’s down

    McDonald's shares weakened on Monday as sales in the company’s most important market declined at the start of the year. The...

  24. FT Alphaville

    February 10, 2014

    The world's most successful hedge fund is not a hedge fund

    Well done George Soros, who ended last year $5.5bn richer than he began it thanks to the performance of his Quantum...

  25. February 10, 2014

    Activist investor Icahn drops Apple buyback demand

    Carl Icahn has conceded defeat in his attempt to force Apple to return a much greater chunk of its $160bn cash pile to...

  26. FT Alphaville

    February 7, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Hot potato passed, bailout legality edition: Dan’s notes that the German constitutional...

  27. February 7, 2014

    Apple spends $14bn on buybacks after share slump

    Apple has already spent more than half of the $100bn it pledged to return to shareholders by the end of next year, the...

  28. FT Alphaville

    January 23, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Carter Price responds to Scott Winship on social mobility. - Alison Schrager cautions against...

  29. January 23, 2014

    Icahn buys $1bn more Apple shares lifting holding to $3.6bn

    Carl Icahn redoubled his challenge to Apple’s board on Thursday, calling the iPhone maker “perhaps the most overcapitalised...

  30. January 23, 2014

    Ebay / PayPal: payment denied

    Ebay management turned the $1.5bn acquisition of PayPal into a business worth $30bn-plus – a rare instance of success in...

  31. January 23, 2014

    Ebay chief John Donahoe defends integrated company

    The chief executive of eBay defended his company against break-up calls on Wednesday after activist investor Carl Icahn...

  32. January 22, 2014

    Carl Icahn presses eBay to spin off PayPal payments arm

    Activist investor Carl Icahn has revealed a stake in eBay as he called for the online marketplace to spin off its payments...

  33. January 22, 2014

    Norfolk Southern rises on 24% profits jump

    US rail operator Norfolk Southern rose almost 5 per cent to close at $92.94 on Wednesday after the company reported a 24 per...

  34. January 7, 2014

    Hertz: rental control

    Investors in Hertz need to show a little patience – not unlike its customers waiting at the counter. A series of prominent...

  35. December 29, 2013

    Activist hedge funds launch fight for right to pay bonuses

    Activist hedge funds are fighting for the right to pay bonuses to directors that they place on corporate boards. This comes...

  36. December 23, 2013

    Activist hedge fund managers get board welcome

    Activist hedge fund managers are sitting on a record amount of money to deploy against underperforming companies. They are...

  37. December 12, 2013

    Advisers play at activism to pre-empt the next Icahn

    The heads of some of America’s largest companies are preoccupied by an unusual question: what would Carl Icahn do?...

  38. December 9, 2013

    Carl Icahn forces his way into Hologic’s boardroom

    Activist investor Carl Icahn has forced his way on to another board – medical diagnostics group Hologic. Two Icahn...

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