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  • US STOCKS-Wall St falls as Greece uncertainty weighs Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    June 24- Wall Street was mostly lower on Wednesday as investors waited for more clarity on the ongoing debt talks between Greece and its creditors even as data showed that the U.S. economy's first-quarter contraction was smaller than earlier thought. Tsipras will meet the heads of the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the European...

  • Icahn out of Netflix Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 10:44 AM ET
    Icahn out of Netflix

    Carl Icahn is tweeting he "sold the last" of his Netflix shares.

  • Are celebrities the new activist investors? Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 12:45 PM ET
    Taylor Swift performs in The 1989 World Tour at Ziggo Dome on June 21, 2015, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

    Celebrities are taking cues from Wall Street activist investors like Carl Ichan and penning letters to summon change.

  • BOSTON, June 19- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn said thanks but no thanks when real estate mogul turned Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump floated his name for U.S. "I am flattered but do not get up early enough in the morning to accept this opportunity," Icahn, 79, said in a public statement one day after Trump, 69, told cable station MSNBC that Icahn...

  • Activists' war chests at record. How to ride them Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 12:19 PM ET
    Barry Rosenstein

    Jana Partners' action against ConAgra on Thursday is the latest of many moves by activists against large companies. Who will be next?

  • NEW YORK, June 18- Ride-sharing company Lyft Inc will pay $300,000 to New York authorities to resolve claims that its entry into the Buffalo and Rochester markets was illegal, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said on Thursday. The agreement comes a year after Schneiderman's office and the state's insurance regulator filed a lawsuit seeking to stop...

  • Hudson's Bay Co, the parent of Lord and Taylor and Saks Inc, said in February it would form two real estate joint ventures, paving the way for it to sell some of its property assets. Shares of Hudson's Bay have risen almost 50 percent over the last 12 months. Sears Holdings Corp also said in April it plans to spin off 254 stores into a real estate investment trust next...

  • Are activist investors hurting the US economy? Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 2:05 PM ET
    Activist investors Dan Loeb, Carl Icahn and Nelson Peltz.

    Activist investors are responsible for a damaging fall in capital expenditures, Larry McDonald contends. But Erin Gibbs calls that argument "socialist."

  • Dreiling, who joined Dollar General as CEO in January 2008, has been credited with making the company the top U.S. deep-discount retailer. Dollar General later made a bid for Family Dollar, which had already agreed to be bought by smaller rival Dollar Tree Inc, sparking off a months-long tussle for the No.2 U.S. discount retailer. Family Dollar's shareholders...

  • How Janet Yellen could control Apple's fate Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 8:34 AM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Carl Icahn's widely dissected bull case on Apple overlooks one key assumption: a dovish Janet Yellen continuing to delay a rate increase.

  • Taxi drivers fight back against Uber and Lyft Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 12:44 PM ET
    A New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission medallion sits on the hood of a taxi in New York.

    As taxi medallion values decline, some cab drivers are trying to fight back against ride-hailing start-ups including Uber and Lyft.

  • Cramer: PayPal—Your favorite pal with benefits? Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 6:42 PM ET
    Signage for PayPal outside the company's offices in Dubin, Ireland.

    Jim Cramer prepares investors for eBay and PayPal's planned split. Could this spin-off put your portfolio in the friend zone?

  • NEW YORK, May 21- Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn said Thursday that mutual funds will increasingly realize that being underweight shares of Apple will hurt their performance. "They are underweight Apple in relation to the index funds, and I think more and more of these funds will realize that's going to hurt their performance in the future as Apple...

  • China's richest man loses $15 billion Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 11:34 AM ET
    Li Hejun, Hanergy Holding Group

    In the history of sudden wealth loss, China's richest man may have set a new record, losing as much as $15 billion in a half-hour.

  • BOSTON/ LOS ANGELES, May 20- Four U.S. public pension fund officials on Wednesday warned that McDonald's Corp and other companies may be jeopardizing their own futures by returning excessive amounts of cash to investors via share buybacks. The statement by the fund officials marks the first time in which some of the nation's biggest institutional investors...

  • BOSTON/ LOS ANGELES, May 20- Four U.S. public pension fund officials on Wednesday warned that McDonald's Corp and other companies may be jeopardizing their own futures by returning excessive amounts of cash to investors via share buybacks. The statement by the fund officials marks the first time in which some of the nation's biggest institutional investors...

  • Black: Icahn 'the brilliant investor of our age' Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 12:47 PM ET
    Leon Black, chairman and chief executive officer of Apollo Global Management

    Carl Icahn was feted by friend and fellow billionaire Leon Black at a charity event for skin cancer.

  • The real test for the Apple Watch Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 11:01 AM ET
    The real test for the Apple Watch

    According to 9to5 Mac, Apple CEO Tim Cook promised Apple stores will start carrying the watch by June. Dennis Berman, The Wall Street Journal, weighs in.

  • Icahn talks Apple again Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Icahn talks Apple again

    Activist investor Carl Icahn says Apple needs more buybacks.

  • May 19- Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn and Brett Icahn, his son and portfolio manager, on Tuesday stuck to their views that Apple Inc would introduce a television set and a car. Brett Icahn said: "We believe they're going to do a car. Carl Icahn owned about 53 million Apple shares at the end of the first quarter, according to a Securities and Exchange...