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  • Valeant complains to regulators about Allergan Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 7:07 AM ET
    Michael Pearson, CEO of Valeant Pharmaceuticals.

    Valeant has complained to regulators that claims made by Allergan to counter a hostile takeover are misleading, sources have told CNBC.

  • BEIJING, July 21- Rattled by falling home prices, some of the wealthiest Chinese are paring their property investments and turning to private equity or overseas holiday homes, a sign of fading hopes that the once red-hot market can bounce back any time soon.

  • Herbalife: Ackman is 'Worst of Wall Street' Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 2:57 PM ET
    The Herbalife Los Angeles distribution center is seen in Carson, Calif.

    Herbalife is ramping up its rhetoric against arch-nemesis Bill Ackman.

  • Hedge funds piled into what seemed a one-way bet in early June, grabbing up oil contracts as the rapid advance of Islamist insurgents in northern Iraq threatened supplies from OPEC's second-largest producer at the same time that peak summer demand was approaching.

  • July 17- Standard General, a little-known hedge fund that has taken the reins of American Apparel Inc, has mapped out a recovery plan for the retailer with or without its ousted Chief Executive Officer Dov Charney. Consider its passive investment in RadioShack's stock, which has fallen about 69 percent this year.

  • Advanstar is working with investment banks Goldman Sachs Group and Moelis& Co to assist with efforts to find a buyer, the people said, asking not to be named because the matter is not public. Advanstar is controlled by hedge fund Anchorage Capital Group and private equity firms Ares Management LP and Veronis Suhler Stevenson.

  • How investors should respond to Ukraine news Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 3:44 PM ET
    Photo shows Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 leaving Schiphol Airport in Schiphol, the Netherlands, on July 17, 2014.

    With all eyes on the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine—and markets swooning—many investors may wonder what, if anything, they should do.

  • Druckenmiller: IBM 'poster child' of bad growth Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 2:04 PM ET

    Stan Druckenmiller said IBM's recent stock buybacks represent what's wrong with the economic recovery.

  • Blackstone Group 2Q profit more than doubles Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 12:50 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The Blackstone Group saw second-quarter profit more than double, buoyed by strong performance fee growth. The New York private equity firm earned $517 million, or 65 cents per unit, for the quarter.

  • July 17- Standard General, a little-known hedge fund that has taken the reins of American Apparel, has mapped out a recovery plan for the retailer with or without its ousted Chief Executive Officer Dov Charney.

  • July 17- Casablanca Capital LP said two independent proxy firms have recommended that shareholders of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc vote in favor of the hedge fund's board nominees. Cliffs is locked in a proxy battle with New York- based hedge fund Casablanca, which owns 5.2 percent of Cliffs stock and accuses the company of destroying shareholder value.

  • Guess who bro hugged? Yep. Ackman, Icahn Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 5:16 PM ET

    The billionaire activist investors shared the stage during a surprise joint appearance at the Delivering Alpha conference.

  • NEW YORK, July 16- Billionaire investor John Paulson on Wednesday called Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc a "very serious acquirer" and predicted that Allergan Inc cannot rebuff the drug maker on its own.

  • Peltz: There 'could be' a proxy contest at Pepsi Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 3:52 PM ET

    Nelson Peltz hinted at a potential for a proxy contest at Pepsi, one of his hedge fund's holdings.

  • Paulson: No end to M&A activity in sight Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:37 PM ET

    John Paulson, founder of hedge fund firm Paulson & Co., said corporate M&A activity "will continue for the foreseeable future."

  • Druckenmiller: These investors still have 'guts' Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 1:48 PM ET

    Legendary hedge fund manager named two investors he thinks still have "guts" in making big market calls: George Soros and David Tepper.

  • Harvard's endowment CEO: No regrets Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 1:02 PM ET
    Jane Mendillo, President and Chief Executive Officer, Harvard Management Company

    Outgoing Harvard Management Company CEO Jane Mendillo, has no regrets about her tenure atop the largest American university endowment.

  • Cooperman: Buy these stocks now Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 12:22 PM ET
    Omega Advisors CEO Leon G. Cooperman speaks at the CNBC Institutional Investor Delivering Alpha Conference in New York.

    Billionaire investor Leon Cooperman gave 12 stock recommendations at the Delivering Alpha conference Wednesday.

  • Hedge fund manager Cooperman says market gains will slow Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 12:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK, July 16- Hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman, who has forecast that the Standard& Poor's 500 stock index will hit 2000 this year, cautioned on Wednesday that gains will be slower as the market is more fairly valued now.

  • Druckenmiller: Fed policy 'fraught with...risk' Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:50 AM ET
    Stanley Druckenmiller, Founder, Duquesne Capital & Chief Executive Officer, Duquesne Family Office

    Stan Druckenmiller believes the Federal Reserve is putting the economy at risk by continue its aggressive market intervention.