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  • July 9- Harbinger Capital Partners has sued Dish Network Corp and its chairman, Charles Ergen, for at least $1.5 billion, accusing them of trying to strip the hedge fund of its control of bankrupt wireless company LightSquared. The lawsuit, filed in a Colorado federal court on Tuesday, said Ergen had engaged in fraud and violated a federal anti-racketeering law.

  • AP Top Financial News At 11:17 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 11:17 PM ET

    Bay Area preps for showdown Crumbs shows dangers of focusing on single product Car-hailing service Uber takes on taxis with sale US, China vow to improve cooperation Stocks fall for a second day; Nasdaq slumps Survey finds math, science grads earn top dollar Jury in NY acquits ex-hedge fund founder's brother Alcoa swings to 2 Q profit of $138 M, revenue flat Ford recalling 100,610 vehicles for safety issues AbbVie raises its bid for Shire by about 11 pct

  • Short selling at lowest level since Lehman Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 5:15 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The percentage of stocks borrowed by short sellers has dropped to the lowest level in the West since before the collapse of Lehman Brothers. FT.

  • NEW YORK, July 8- Rengan Rajaratnam, the younger brother of convicted Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam, was cleared on Tuesday of conspiring to engage in insider trading while at the hedge fund, ending a five-year winning streak by U.S. prosecutors.

  • NEW YORK, July 8- Rengan Rajaratnam, the younger brother of convicted Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam, was cleared on Tuesday of conspiring to engage in insider trading while at the hedge fund, ending a five-year winning streak by U.S. prosecutors.

  • NEW YORK, July 8- Rengan Rajaratnam, the younger brother of convicted Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam, was cleared on Tuesday of conspiring with him to engage in insider trading while at the hedge fund, in a setback for U.S. prosecutors.

  • NY jury acquits ex-hedge fund founder's brother Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 2:44 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The brother of an imprisoned ex-billionaire hedge fund founder was acquitted of conspiracy on Tuesday, handing Manhattan prosecutors their first loss after dozens of insider trading convictions in prosecutions that relied heavily on wiretaps and the testimony of those who pleaded guilty.

  • Rengan Rajaratnam acquitted in insider-trading case Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 2:40 PM ET
    Rengan Rajaratnam, founder of Sedna Capital Management and younger brother of imprisoned hedge-fund founder Raj Rajaratnam, arrives at federal court in New York, June 17, 2014.

    The brother of an imprisoned ex-billionaire hedge fund founder has been acquitted of conspiracy.

  • NEW YORK, July 8- Jurors began deliberating on Tuesday in the trial of Rengan Rajaratnam, younger brother of Galleon Group hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam, who prosecutors say conspired to engage in insider trading.

  • RPT-Soros Fund sued by former portfolio manager Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 8:50 AM ET

    NEW YORK, July 7- A former portfolio manager at Soros Fund Management sued the hedge fund firm founded by billionaire George Soros for nearly $20 million, accusing it of reneging on promises to pay him performance and other fees.

  • Is shadow banking set to take off globally? Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 12:30 AM ET

    Shadow banking gets tagged as a China risk, but it may be rising globally as low interest rates spur yield chasing and tougher rules constrain banks.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 7- Box Inc has raised $150 million in funding from private-equity firm TPG and hedge fund Coatue Management as the fast-growing online storage startup advances toward an initial public offering.

  • Underwhelming year for hedge funds?     Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 5:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports how big-name hedge funds have performed so far this year.

  • Pershing Square offers slate for Allergan board Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 3:49 PM ET

    July 7- William Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management proposed on Monday a slate of six directors for the board of Allergan Inc as the hedge fund presses forward with its $53 billion takeover bid with Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc for the Botox maker.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 7- Box Inc, the online storage startup that filed to go public months ago, has raised $150 million in funding from private-equity firm TPG and hedge fund Coatue Management, the Wall Street Journal on Monday cited two people familiar with the matter as saying.

  • Soros Fund sued by former portfolio manager Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 2:40 PM ET

    NEW YORK, July 7- A former portfolio manager at Soros Fund Management sued the hedge fund firm founded by billionaire George Soros for nearly $20 million, accusing it of reneging on promises to pay him performance and other fees.

  • Hedge fund winners     Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    The average hedge fund is up just 2 percent this year. CNBC's Kate Kelly looks at what hedge funds are outperforming so far this year.

  • July 7- PetSmart Inc said it is reviewing potential changes in its capital structure, days after activist hedge fund Jana Partners LLC said it planned to ask the pet products retailer to explore a sale.

  • PetSmart evaluating changes to capital structure Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 8:27 AM ET

    July 7- PetSmart Inc said it is reviewing potential changes in its capital structure, days after activist hedge fund Jana Partners LLC said it planned to ask the pet products retailer to explore a sale. The company said on Monday it was evaluating changes, with a focus on returning capital to shareholders.

  • American Apparel in talks to pay off loan: Report Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 6:20 AM ET
    An American Apparel store on June 19, 2014 in New York City.

    American Apparel is in talks with Standard General to secure funding and replace its board except for two co-chairmen, according to the WSJ.

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