CNBC's David Faber and Jim Cramer discuss the influence of activist investors on corporate America as Hertz and Darden come under pressure from Carl Icahn and Starboard Value.» Read More
Another story that has caught CNBC's Herb Greenberg's eye. A close look at Carl Icahn's passive stake in Nuance. "Nuance is hooked on takeovers, and the company has a monopoly in voice recognition" he says.
William Ackman, JC Penney's largest shareholder, criticized CEO Ron Johnson's strategy, saying that "big mistakes have been made."
Netflix shares had fallen amid speculation that Carl Icahn could be selling the stock -- but Icahn denied the rumors.
Shares of Nuance Communication closed almost 6 percent higher on Tuesday after activist investor Carl Icahn disclosed a 9.27 percent passive stake in the software company. So what's the appeal for Icahn?
Nuance makes the Siri technology for Apple and is the leader in speech recognition technology. CNBC's Julia Boorstin and Daniel Ives, FBR Capital Markets, offer insight on the stock after Icahn unveiled a stake.
Nuance is the leader in speech recognition technology, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin. In addition to Siri, Nuance also makes Dragon Speech.
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has taken a 9.27 percent passive stake in speech recognition and digital imaging software maker Nuance Communications.
Dell is saying proposals from both Blackstone and Carl Icahn are risky, and Napster creator & Facebook co-founder Sean Parker is preparing for a medieval-themed wedding. CNBC's Bob Pisani and John Carney, discuss.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Dell warned on Friday that it would be dangerous to take on a lot of debt and remain a public company given its worsening profit outlook, in a sign that it views proposals from Blackstone Group and billionaire investor Carl Icahn as fraught with risk.
Steven A. Cohen is known for his rapid-fire trading style at his hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors. He seems to be taking a similar approach with recent purchases. The NY Times reports.
Blogging tidbits, insights, and some sarcasm on the WEEK THAT WAS and the WEEK TO COME from the notepad of the senior executive producer of "Squawk Box."
Steve Bertoni, associate editor at Forbes, speaks to the "Squawk Box" crew about makes activist investor Carl Icahn tick.
Another proposal could be in the works that may result in a "superior proposal" for Dell, report CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin.
A special committee of Dell board is evaluating separate takeover proposals from Blackstone and billionaire investor Carl Icahn to decide whether either or both are likely to trump an existing $24.4 billion take-private deal.
Dell appeared to have received competing offers following a $24.4 billion agreement last month to be taken private by its founder and private equity firm Silver Lake, setting up a tug-of-war.
The $24.4 billion buyout of Dell would be tough for competing investors to beat, Toni Sacconaghi of Sanford Bernstein says.
Icahn Enterprises released a brief statement saying that yesterday it entered an agreement that will give Icahn a look at Dell's books, with CNBC's Jon Fortt.
CNBC's David Faber reports shares of Dell are moving higher after billionaire investor Cary Icahn entered into a confidentiality agreement with the computer maker.
The "Squawk Box" news team discusses whether this indicates Carl Icahn is a serious bidder for the tech giant.