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NEW YORK-- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is making an unsolicited bid for truck maker Oshkosh Corp. that values the company at almost $3 billion. He says management has taken a passive attitude toward the Wisconsin- based company's future and wants it to be more active. Its shares gained $3.40, or 12.7 percent, to $30.25 in midday trading.
U.S. stocks declined after the World Bank cut growth forecasts for East Asia, highlighting concerns about the global economic climate and corporate profits on the cusp of the quarterly earnings season.
U.S. stocks declined after the World Bank cut growth forecasts for East Asia, highlighting concerns about the global economic climate and corporate profits on the cusp of the quarterly earnings season. **GREEN DOT CORP, $10.55, down 17.9 pct. **NETSPEND HOLDINGS INC, $10.00, down 6.98 pct.
Oct 8- Navistar International Corp agreed to appoint three new members to its board, avoiding a proxy fight with activist investors Carl Icahn and Mark Rachesky, who have demanded changes at the U.S. truck and engine maker. Navistar shares gained 5 percent to $22.28 in early trading on Monday following the news.
LISLE, Ill.-- Heading off a proxy war, heavy truck and engine company Navistar is adding a colleague of activist investor Carl Icahn and a former protege of his to its board. Shares of Navistar added $1.60, or 7.5 percent, to close at $22.81 Monday. Navistar International Corp. said Monday that Mark Rachesky and Vincent Intrieri are now board members.
**GREEN DOT CORP, $10.31, down 19.8 pct. **NETSPEND HOLDINGS INC, $10.00, down 6.98 pct. **WAL-MART STORES INC, $75.47, down 0.45 pct.
**GREEN DOT CORP, Friday close $12.85, down 23 pct premarket. **NETSPEND HOLDINGS INC, Friday close $10.75, down 12 pct premarket. Shares of Prepaid card companies Green Dot and NetSpend fell after Wal-Mart and American Express announced a partnership to offer customers an alternative to debit and checking accounts.
Oct 8- Navistar International Corp agreed to appoint three new members to its board, preventing a proxy fight with activist investors Carl Icahn and Mark Rachesky. The U.S. truck and engine maker said Vincent Intrieri, an Icahn nominee, and Rachesky have been named to the board. A third director will be designated and mutually agreed upon.
LOS ANGELES-- Critics don't like "Taken 2," but Liam Neeson's action sequel has proved twice the hit among fans as the original movie was. "Taken" went on to become a $145 million smash for Neeson, the Academy Award-nominated star of " Schindler's List" who has become an unlikely action hero in his 50 s.
Oct 3- Food company Ralcorp Holdings Inc said on Wednesday it appointed investor Keith Meister to its board of directors. Meister's firm, Corvex Management, revealed a stake in Ralcorp in August and urged the company to either sell itself, buy another company, or change its strategy nearly a year after Ralcorp rejected a takeover offer from ConAgra Foods Inc.
HOUSTON, Oct 3- Chesapeake Energy Corp extended employment contracts with certain executives through the end of the year as its board of directors reviews the oil and gas company's compensation practices, according to a regulatory filing on Wednesday.
HOUSTON-- The electric power producer Dynegy Inc. has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Dynegy filed for Chapter 11 in July after years of falling electricity prices and debt that surpassed $5 billion last year. As part of the restructuring, Dynegy Holdings and Dynegy Inc. were combined on Sept. 30.
Oct 1- U.S. power producer Dynegy Inc, which counts billionaire financier Carl Icahn among its shareholders, said on Monday it has emerged from Chapter 11, less than a month after winning court approval for its bankruptcy plan.
Oct 1- CVR Refining LP, an associate of U.S. oil refiner CVR Energy Inc, filed with regulators to raise up to $300 million in an initial public offering of its common units. Following the offering, CVR Refining Holdings LLC, an indirect unit of CVR Energy, will own the general partner of CVR Refining.
Chesapeake Energy's assets sales are a clear positive, which weakens any near-term bear case on cash flow or liquidity. one analyst said. TheStreet.com reports.
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn pulled his offer to buy oil refiner CVR Energy on Tuesday after earlier winning a $2.6 billion takeover battle for the company.
Despite the overhang and negative sentiment, billionaire investor Carl Icahn says don’t sell Chesapeake.
Carl Icahn is no stranger to conflict and controversy. But this time, his rhetoric isn’t only scathing, it’s also rather serious.
Investor Carl Icahn updates "Fast Money" on what he wants to see happen to a company he calls a "very undervalued asset."
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn questioned the timing of certain stock sales by Forest Laboratories' CEO Howard Soloman today, and discusses his concerns over its corporate governance.