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  • Activist investor Carl Icahn is calling for an immediate sale of Family Dollar. CNBC's Dominic Chu reports.

  • June 16- Software maker Nuance Communications Inc has held talks with potential buyers for its sale, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The company, whose software powers the Siri feature on Apple Inc's iPhones, recently spoke to Samsung Electronics Co and some private equity firms for a possible deal, the Journal said.

  • Siri software maker Nuance in sale talks - WSJ Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 2:44 PM ET

    June 16- Software maker Nuance Communications Inc is in talks with potential buyers for its sale, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The company, whose software powers the Siri feature on Apple Inc's iPhones, recently spoke to Samsung Electronics Co and some private equity firms for a possible deal, the Journal said.

  • They really delivered Alpha. But can they repeat? Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 10:11 AM ET

    A combination of choppy markets and mixed investment successes promise to make this year's "Delivering Alpha" conference colorful.

  • HONG KONG/ SINGAPORE, June 13- Canada's Talisman Energy Inc is reviewing its Asian oil and gas portfolio, valued at about $4 billion, which could lead to a partial or full sale, people familiar with the matter said.

  • NEW YORK, May 30- The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating possible insider trading involving billionaire investor Carl Icahn, golfer Phil Mickelson and Las Vegas gambler William Walters, a source familiar with the matter said. Spokespeople for Mickelson, the FBI and the SEC declined to comment.

  • NEW YORK, June 2- Questions about how to apply securities law to activist investors could complicate any potential insider trading case against billionaire Carl Icahn, pro-golfer Phil Mickelson and Las Vegas gambler William Walters, legal experts said.

  • Oops! Mickelson may not have traded in Clorox Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 6:52 AM ET

    The golfer did not trade in Clorox just as Carl Icahn was mounting an unsolicited takeover bid, say four people briefed on the matter. The NYT reports.

  • NYT reports Mickelson did not trade Clorox     Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 6:02 AM ET

    CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin provides insight to the New York Times report the FBI and the SEC did not find evidence Hall of Fame golfer Phil Mickelson traded Clorox shares.

  • UPDATE 1-Mickelson did not trade in Clorox stock - NYT Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 12:41 AM ET

    June 12- Golf star Phil Mickelson was not involved in insider trading in the shares of Clorox Co when billionaire investor Carl Icahn was attempting an unsolicited takeover of the consumer products company in 2011, the New York Times reported, citing people briefed on the probe.

  • Mickelson did not trade in Clorox stock - NYT Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 10:23 PM ET

    June 11- Golf star Phil Mickelson was not involved in insider trading in the shares of Clorox Co while billionaire investor Carl Icahn was attempting an unsolicited takeover of the consumer products company in 2011, the New York Times reported, citing people briefed on the probe.

  • *Apple sees heavy trading following stock split. NEW YORK, June 9- U.S. stocks were nearly flat on Monday after the Dow and S&P 500 hit intraday record highs again on more deal news, while Wall Street's fear gauge rebounded.

  • *Apple sees heavy trading following stock split. NEW YORK, June 9- U.S. stocks edged higher on Monday, pushing the Dow and S&P 500 to intraday record highs again after a series of deals, though Wall Street's fear gauge also bounced back. Merck& Co said it has agreed to buy Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc in a deal valued at about $3.85 billion.

  • Icahn reported on Friday a 9.39 percent stake in Family Dollar and said he was considering to push the $6.89 billion company for a merger with rival Dollar General Corp.. Family Dollar's shares rose as much as 16 percent to $70.30 on the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, while Dollar General's shares rose as much as 14 percent to $65.97.

  • Family Dollar adopts poison pill after Icahn stake Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 10:23 AM ET
    Shoppers exit a Family Dollar store in Belleville, New Jersey.

    Family Dollar adopted a one-year poison pill with a trigger of 10 percent, two days after Carl Icahn reported a stake in the company.

  • *Apple sees heavy trading following stock split. NEW YORK, June 9- U.S. stocks advanced on Monday, boosted by a number of major acquisition deals, though gains were slight with key indexes continuing to hover around records. While Wall Street's upward trend looks intact, traders may need new catalysts to bid the market up further lest the momentum runs out of steam.

  • June 9- Family Dollar Stores Inc adopted a one-year poison pill with a trigger of 10 percent, two days after activist investor Carl Icahn reported a stake in the company and said he would consider pushing for a merger with Dollar General Corp..

  • Family Dollar adopts poison pill after Icahn stake Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 9:17 AM ET

    June 9- Family Dollar Stores Inc adopted a one-year poison pill with a trigger of 10 percent, two days after activist investor Carl Icahn reported a stake in the company. Icahn reported a 9.39 percent stake in the company on Friday, making him its largest shareholder.

  • Family Dollar adopts poison pill     Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 9:12 AM ET

    Family Dollar has adopted a shareholder rights plan with a 10 percent threshold, with CNBC's David Faber and Jim Cramer.

  • *Apple may see heavy action following stock split. NEW YORK, June 9- U.S. stock index futures pointed to modest losses at the open on Monday, as a rash of corporate deals weren't enough reason for investors to keep buying following a rally that has taken major indexes to repeated record highs.