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    1. November 25, 2014

      Apple’s market value hits $700bn on iPhone 6 sales

      Apple’s market capitalisation touched a record-breaking $700bn on Tuesday, as strong iPhone sales and anticipation of new...

    2. November 21, 2014

      Icahn helps to choose new Hertz chief

      Hertz, the car rental company facing growing questions about its accounting, has appointed a former senior airline executive...

    1. November 4, 2014

      From Icahn to ‘I can’ social trading takes off

      “Twitter is great. I like it almost as much as I like Dell,” Carl Icahn, the activist investor, exclaimed when he made his...

    2. FT Alphaville

      November 3, 2014

      Quietly considering Herbalife

      Herbalife, the nutritional shake-based multi-level marketing company, will report earnings after the close on Monday. As...

    3. October 20, 2014

      Apple smashes through forecasts

      Apple smashed through Wall Street forecasts on revenues, earnings and iPhone sales in its fourth-quarter results, with its...

    4. October 20, 2014

      Marc Andreessen quits board of eBay after split with PayPal

      Marc Andreessen has stepped down from the board of eBay in the wake of the company’s decision to spin out its faster-growing...

    5. October 17, 2014

      Ackman denies plans to launch activist campaigns in Europe

      Bill Ackman, the American hedge fund manager, has said he has no plans to launch activist investment campaigns in Europe,...

    6. October 10, 2014

      Apple/Carl Icahn: epistolary romance

      “A review of your record reveals years of value destruction and strategic blunders which have led us to dub you one of the...

    7. October 9, 2014

      Gap retreats as chief to step down

      Gap shares tumbled after the retailer announced that chief executive Glenn Murphy would step down after seven years at the...

    8. October 9, 2014

      Icahn calls on Apple to step up share buybacks

      Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has called on Apple to increase its share buy-back programme, claiming that the world’s...

    9. October 8, 2014

      Capital Group raps activists for pushing share buybacks

      One of the world’s largest fund managers has hit out at activist investors for pressuring companies to buy back shares at...

    10. October 5, 2014

      Take the fight to activists, says Moelis

      Companies under siege from activist investors are surrendering too easily, according to Ken Moelis, the investment banker,...

    11. October 1, 2014

      Fannie and Freddie sold off as suit fails

      Shares of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac sank 60 per cent on Wednesday after Bruce Berkowitz’s Fairholme Funds lost a lawsuit...

    12. September 30, 2014

      Quarterly loss sends Walgreens down

      An unexpected quarterly loss from Walgreens weighed on shares of the largest US drugstore chain. The Illinois-based company...

    13. September 30, 2014

      Ebay offers ultimate ‘Buy It Now’ with plans to spin off PayPal

      Ebay is to spin off PayPal which accounts for as much as half of its $65bn stock market value, in a further unravelling of...

    14. September 26, 2014

      Wall Street meets its match in people power

      The protesters of Occupy Wall Street didn’t do it. The prosecutors and the regulators who have been poking around in the...

    15. September 14, 2014

      US companies devise tactics to limit activists’ advances

      US companies are devising new tactics to limit the advance of activist investors, as hedge funds wage an increasing number...

    16. September 11, 2014

      Hertz strikes board deal with Carl Icahn

      Hertz, the car rental operator facing questions over its accounting, on Thursday headed off trouble on a second front when...

    17. September 8, 2014

      Hertz shares rise as chief executive departs

      Shares in Hertz, the car rental company struggling with accounting problems, rose on Monday after its chief executive...

    18. August 31, 2014

      ‘The Impulse Society: What’s Wrong With Getting What We Want?’, by Paul Roberts

      Paul Roberts is disappointed and his disquiet is boundless. Facebook, General Motors, Wall Street, Carl Icahn, credit cards,...

    19. August 21, 2014

      Family Dollar discount store rejects Dollar General takeover bid

      The battle to consolidate the US discount retail market turned bitter on Thursday, after Family Dollar rejected a takeover...

    20. August 17, 2014

      Biliousness in business does no favours for investors

      In recent weeks we have seen an outbreak of bile in the business world. A disagreement between Amazon, the online retailer,...

    21. August 10, 2014

      ‘Activism has become a marketing strategy’

      This year has arguably been the year of the activist within hedge fund circles. The likes of Bill Ackman, Dan Loeb and Carl...

    22. August 4, 2014

      Managers should ask themselves: what would Carl Icahn see?

      Carl Icahn makes more money between sips on his outsized Martinis than most mortals make in a lifetime. Last week, the...

    23. July 28, 2014

      Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar for $8.5bn

      Dollar Tree has agreed to acquire Family Dollar in an $8.5bn cash and stock deal that will marry two of the US’s largest...

    24. July 28, 2014

      First Solar shines on rivals’ tariffs

      US solar manufacturers were buoyed by new Commerce Department duties targeting rivals in China and Taiwan that will see...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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