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Activist investor Carl Icahn and eBay have reached an agreement to end their proxy battle, reports CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin.
The maker of iPads and iPhones has a problem that anyone would like to have: What to do with a vast amount of cash. The New York Times reports.
Expanding to Russia, Australia and China in its second week, the Marvel comic adaptation, boasting a budget of over $170 million, earned $107.1 million internationally this weekend, bringing its overall worldwide haul to more than $303 million.
*Nat Rothschild's Twitter insult becomes a global story. LONDON, April 2- When Nat Rothschild, the co-founder of troubled miner ARMS, insulted his former investment partner on Twitter last week, he showed the power of social media for business leaders seeking publicity- but also the perils of saying the wrong thing.
Insiders say the Google stock split Wednesday will be one of the biggest changes to the S&P 500 ever.
Martin Lipton, partner at Wachtell Lipton, spoke out on "Squawk Box" about the role of activist investors. Securities lawyer Andrew Stoltmann; and CNBC's Robert Frank and Scott Cohn, discuss.
Michael Carr, Goldman Sachs M&A group in the Americas, shares his thoughts on the role of activists in deal making and the outlook for mergers and acquisitions.
*Morgan Stanley tops global rankings. LONDON, March 28- A string of large transactions drove the value of global mergers and acquisitions activity up by 54 percent in the first quarter compared to the same period last year, reflecting greater deal-making confidence among chief executives.
BlackRock chief Larry Fink thinks companies should focus more on long-term results while Carl Icahn is more "short-termist." Who's right?
BlackRock's CEO warned top U.S. companies not to emphasize dividends or share buybacks if they come at the expense of future growth.
BOSTON, March 25- Weight loss and nutrition company Herbalife launched a website on Tuesday that details its business practices and counters claims made by billionaire investor William Ackman that it is running an illegal pyramid scheme.
Despite reports to the contrary, Bill Ackman is probably still in the red on Herbalife.
March 25- EBay Inc urged its shareholders to vote against activist investor Carl Icahn's proposal to spin off the e-commerce company's PayPal payments unit. Last week, Icahn asked eBay to sell 20 percent of the PayPal payments unit in an initial public offering, a change in tack from his previous call for a complete spin off.
NEW YORK, March 24- Greenlight Capital Inc, the hedge fund overseen by David Einhorn, said on Monday it has unmasked the identity of an anonymous blogger who disclosed Greenlight's stake in a semiconductor company, and dropped a lawsuit to force website Seeking Alpha to reveal the blogger's name.
*Ukraine conflict continues; Russia seizes marine base. Concerns that the crisis in Ukraine could escalate gave investors a reason to drop some of the market's biggest trading favorites. Netflix Inc tumbled 6.7 percent to close at $378.90, with fellow Internet names Facebook Inc down 4.7 percent at $64.10 and TripAdvisor Inc down 3.9 percent at $97.58.
*Ukraine conflict continues; Russia seizes marine base. Concerns that the crisis in Ukraine could escalate pushed traders to drop some of the market's biggest trading favorites, taking the Nasdaq below its 50- day moving average in a sign of weakening near-term momentum.
CNBC contributor Herb Greenberg weighs in on comments by activist investor Carl Icahn about the FTCs investigation of Herbalife.
Herbalife shares, which were up 6.8 percent in early afternoon trading, also got a boost from news that rival direct-seller NU Skin Enterprises Inc had been fined just $540,000 by Chinese regulators for illegal sales practices.
CNBC's Scott Wapner speaks with activist investor Carl Icahn about his perceived corporate governance issues at eBay.
CNBC's Scott Wapner speaks with activist investor Carl Icahn about the FTC investigation into Herbalife.