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  • Blockbuster Posts Another Loss Despite Progress Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | 12:41 PM ET
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    Video rental company Blockbuster posted a second quarter loss of $44.7 million, or 23 cents per share, compared to an 18 cent-per-share loss in the year-ago quarter. But, thanks to improved sales the company raised its outlook, predicting a profit of between $21 million and $36 million for the whole year.

  • Shareholder Query Prompts Board Vote Recount Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 5:43 PM ET
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    The company is recounting the shareholder vote for its board of directors after discovering that a tabulating firm failed to register the opposition of a major investor.

  • ImClone Calls Bristol Offer Too Low Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 11:49 AM ET
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    Biotechnology company ImClone Systems said on Monday that a $60-per-share takeover bid from partner Bristol-Myers Squibb was too low, but it would hire financial advisers to help it study the unsolicited offer.

  • Market Insider: Friday Look Ahead Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 9:09 PM ET

    The jobs data is the make or break number for markets Friday. The monthly data, reported at 8:30 a.m., is expected to show a decline of 75,000 non-farm payrolls and an unemployment rate of 5.5%.

  • Icahn Says He Won't Attend Yahoo Stockholder Meeting Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 10:36 AM ET
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    Investor Carl Icahn, who ran a heated proxy battle to unseat the Yahoo board and oust its chief executive, said he will not be attending the Internet company's annual meeting Friday.

  • Yahoo: Will There Be Shareholder Showdown? Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 9:23 AM ET
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    Sure the company and its nemesis, Carl Icahn, have joined forces so that bitter proxy contest could be eliminated. But that doesn't mean they've pushed their differences aside, or that general shareholder bitterness doesn't remain.

  • Microsoft-Yahoo Saga: To Be Continued Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 9:39 PM ET
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    Yahoo has a lot of persuading to do Friday. At its annual meeting, Yahoo will have to show frustrated shareholders how it plans to move forward in the wake of dead-end buyout talks Microsoft.  This  against the background of Carl Icahn on its board and the sale of  T. Boone Pickens Yahoo stake  ahead of the meeting.

  • Whale Watching: Carl Icahn Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | 6:31 PM ET
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    In all the seven seas, there is no bigger whale than Carl Icahn. Should you trade in his wake?

  • Yahoo Stays On Message, Earnings Change For The Worse Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 6:33 PM ET
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    The company holds to its 2008 outlook, despite a drop in second-quarter earnings. and says it is will continue to look at possible transactions, says CEO Jerry Yang.

  • Yahoo!: Icahn Inside Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 6:23 PM ET

    Now that Carl Icahn is on the board what’s the trade ahead of Yahoo! earnings Tuesday after the bell?

  • Icahn Is In, Microsoft Is Not Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 11:17 AM ET
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    The analysts I'm talking to this morning seem to indicate that Yang really had no choice but to get this ugliness with Icahn settled prior to the shareholder meeting. If there's frustration out there, it's that Yahoo's board couldn't come up with a way to get this settled earlier than two weeks before the meeting.

  • Yahoo Reaches Deal with Icahn, Ending Proxy Contest Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 9:13 AM ET
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    Yahoo has reached a settlement with activist investor Carl Icahn to avoid a battle for control of the company.

  • Yahoo Says Icahn's Agenda Presents Significant Risk Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 1:14 PM ET
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    Yahoo said on Thursday billionaire Carl Icahn's agenda presents a "significant risk" to the value of Yahoo stock, and that it would only sell itself to Microsoft under the right terms.

  • Yahoo and Fate of CEO Yang Topic No. 1 at Conference Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 9:54 AM ET
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    Yahoo - and Mr. Yang’s fate - were Topic A at the annual billionaires’ summer camp, as rival moguls gossiped about whether Yahoo would end up in the hands of Microsoft.

  • Yahoo Again Spurns a Microsoft Offer Sunday, 13 Jul 2008 | 10:39 AM ET
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    Yahoo said Saturday night that it had rejected a renewed proposal by Microsoft, together with the activist investor Carl C. Icahn, to buy the Internet company’s search business.

  • Cramer: Jerry Yang Is On My Wall of Shame Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | 4:49 PM ET

    Cramer declared Carl Icahn as the winner against management in the Yahoo saga, and sees the Lehman report on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac writedowns as a “Plea for Forbearance” during Monday’s Stop Trading!.

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    The plot thickens, the noose tightens, and when it comes to Yahoo and Microsoft, the "Little Merger That Couldn't," shareholders this morning, trying to climb this hill, are probably saying "I think 'I-cahn, I think 'I-cahn.'"

  • Yahoo Stock Plunge Continues--And Continues Tuesday, 1 Jul 2008 | 12:03 PM ET
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    Dipping below $20 a share today is the clearest sign yet that Yahoo's strategies and messages don't seem to be resonating. And worse, some shareholders don't think they ever will.

  • Yahoo Lobbies for its Board Slate, Management Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 11:28 AM ET
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    Yahoo sought to rally shareholder support for its board of directors and management amid a proxy battle with billionaire Carl Icahn, saying the investor had outlined an "ill-defined plan" for the future of the Internet company.

  • Stock Market Insider: The Week Ahead Friday, 27 Jun 2008 | 6:38 PM ET

    Wall Street's bears have a serious grip on the stock market, a hold that can only add to volatility in the week ahead.