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  • Pershing Square sues US over Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 7:30 PM ET
    William 'Bill' Ackman, founder and chief executive officer of Pershing Square Capital Management LP, speaks during an event in New York, U.S.

    Pershing Square sued the U.S., claiming that its stripping of profits from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac unconstitutionally short changes investors.

  • Aug 14- Top U.S. hedge fund managers did some shopping for shares of discount retailer Dollar General Corp and drug store operator Walgreen Co in the second quarter.

  • Paulson holds onto gold ETF, Soros adds gold miners Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 6:41 PM ET

    Hedge fund Paulson & Co maintained its stake in the world's biggest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, SPDR Gold Trust, in the second quarter.

  • Cohen must face insider trading case: Judge Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 4:18 PM ET
    Steve Cohen

    U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero in Manhattan allowed the entire case against Cohen and SAC to go forward, apart from some claims brought too late.

  • Daniel Loeb's Third Point added 1 million shares of Dollar General, raising his stake by 33 percent, while Blue Ridge Capital, founded by Tiger Cub John Griffin, nearly doubled its stake in Walgreen when it bought 2.8 million shares.

  • SEC looking into Ackman offer for Allergan: DJ Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 1:29 PM ET
    Bill Ackman

    Securities regulators are looking into the joint bid by Valeant Pharmaceuticals and activist investor Bill Ackman for Allergan, Dow Jones reported.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Aug 14- The hedge funds suing Argentina over its 2002 debt default are an "international mafia" out to wreck the country's finances, the government said on Thursday, pumping up the rhetoric in a battle that is squeezing the struggling Argentine economy.

  • Bill Ackman plans to raise $4B through listed fund Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 2:19 AM ET
    Bill Ackman

    Bill Ackman is planning to raise around $4 billion by listing a new investment vehicle in London, the FT reports.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 13- A billionaire hedge fund manager who has sued to stop Canadian fashion designer Peter Nygård from expanding his Bahamas estate has asked a U.S. court to help him obtain crucial evidence from a whistleblower to help with the litigation.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 13- A billionaire hedge fund manager who has sued to stop Canadian fashion designer Peter Nygård from expanding his Bahamas estate has asked a U.S. court to help him obtain crucial evidence from a whistleblower to help with the litigation.

  • Judge cuts back Madoff trustee lawsuit vs Merkin Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 11:32 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Aug 13- The trustee seeking money for Bernard Madoff's victims suffered his second loss in less than a week to Wall Street hedge fund manager J. Ezra Merkin, as a Manhattan bankruptcy judge dismissed most claims in a roughly $565 million lawsuit.

  • Ex-MIT professor agrees to plead guilty to fraud Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 8:29 AM ET

    BOSTON— A former Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor and his son have agreed to pay $4.8 million to settle allegations that they misled investors in their hedge fund companies.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 12- BlackRock Inc, which has been heavily promoting alternative investments to retail investors, intensified that effort on Tuesday with the launch of a new multi-manager fund.

  • Aug 11- Hedge fund ValueAct Capital LLC said it had taken a $1 billion stake in Rupert Murdoch- controlled film and TV company Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.. Fox withdrew its $80 billion bid to buy Time Warner Inc last week after being rebuffed by the owner of CNN, HBO and Warner Bros studios.

  • Nelson Peltz has Pepsi wrong: Cramer Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 11:43 AM ET
    Nelson Peltz and Jim Cramer.

    Pepsi's strong stock performance suggests hedge funder Nelson Peltz is wrong to criticize its management, says CNBC's Jim Cramer.

  • Rupert Murdoch triggered M&A shockwave Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 10:52 AM ET
    Rupert Murdoch

    When Rupert Murdoch and Masayoshi Son walked away from their deals last week, the moguls created a shock wave on Wall Street.

  • ValueAct takes $1 bln stake in 21st Century Fox-CNBC Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 10:51 AM ET

    Aug 11- Hedge fund ValueAct Capital LLC has taken a $1 billion stake in Rupert Murdoch- controlled film and TV company Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, CNBC reported. ValueAct built its position when Fox was seeking to buy Time Warner Inc, CNBC's David Faber said.

  • Wall Street: Whose bull market is it? Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 10:26 AM ET

    One of Wall Street's longest booms in 85 years may be nearing its end. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 7- Former hedge fund manager Samuel Israel, who faked his own suicide to avoid prison after running a $450 million fraud, on Thursday failed to persuade a judge to shorten his 22- year sentence or set him free because prison officials are unable to treat his worsening health.

  • Hopes for Argentina debt deal next week: Sources Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 11:34 AM ET
    A man walks in Buenos Aires' financial district, August 1, 2014.

    Argentine institutions are thought to have taken a back seat in the talks, with international banks likely to be behind any successful deal.

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