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One-time hedge fund darling Apple was dropped by more famous hedge fund managers in the first quarter.
Billionaire hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb said Sony reminds him of Yahoo before he waged a bitter proxy fight that triggered a boardroom shake-out at the Internet company.
Days after reporting some of the industry's deepest losses, hedge fund billionaire John Paulson said investors should stick with managers for the long term.
Specialized hedge funds which transformed corporate bankruptcies may be poised to descend on another landscape: struggling cities and counties - and no place beckons more than Detroit.
Some shareholders of Verizon Communications say they could be happy for the company to pay up to $130 billion for Vodafone Group's stake in their U.S. wireless venture.
JPMorgan shareholders should vote against the re-election of three board members, an influential proxy advisory firm said.
Indian hedge fund manager Kalpesh Kinariwala is so sure of his equity strategies in a country that has stumped foreign rivals that he sends a daily e-mail tracker of his performance - including to competitors.
Hedge funds plowed new money into gold even after it posted a record loss last week, according to trading data that also showed inflows for many other commodities.
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda played down concerns his burst of monetary stimulus would create asset-price bubbles even as it delivered an immediate pay-off in global markets, with government bond yields at a record low, the yen hitting a 3-1/2 year trough and stocks surging to multi-year highs.
The death of Laiki, also known as Cyprus Popular Bank, was brutal. Board members said they had fought to the bitter end.
It's official: Stockton, Calif., will become the nation's most populous city to enter into bankruptcy protection after getting clearance from a federal judge on Monday.
The Chapter 9 bankruptcy case for Stockton, Calif., is being closely watched nationally. At issue: Does federal bankruptcy law trump the California law that says debts to the state pension fund must be honored?
German hedge fund manager Florian Homm, who had been a fugitive for more than five years, was arrested in Italy on U.S. fraud charges, according to a statement from the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles.
Carl Icahn bought 14 million shares of Herbalife, making a major bet against Pershing Square's Bill Ackman, who is short the stock. The two had an epic showdown on CNBC last month .
Some of the biggest hedge funds that helped make Apple a stock market darling lost faith and dumped their stakes in the fourth quarter, fueling the massive drop in the iPhone maker's share price.
Three of Dell's largest investors joined Southeastern Asset Management on Friday in objecting to a $24.4 billion buyout of the No. 3 PC maker led by Chief Executive Michael Dell, sources said, as opposition grows to the largest buyout since the start of the financial crisis.
London hedge funds Odey Asset Management and Egerton Capital are among those upping their bets against Monte dei Paschi di Siena in recent days, after revelations the troubled Italian bank faces heavy losses.
BlackRock has taken an $80 million stake in Twitter, a person with knowledge of the deal said. BlackRock will buy shares directly from early Twitter employees seeking to liquidate their stock holdings and options.
Even though it is widely viewed to be undervalued Apple shareholders could still be in for more rough times if technical strategists are right.
Spain's largest bank Santander will cut 3,000 jobs following its planned merger with its Banesto subsidiary, Cinco Dias reported on Friday, citing sources from unions and close to the bank.