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  • More Herbalife please: Soros bets big, shares jump Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 1:48 PM ET

    The battle over Herbalife intensified as George Soros has taken a large long position in the nutritional supplements maker, according to sources.

  • Jobs or GDP? To Fed policy, there can only be one Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 9:36 AM ET
    A help wanted sign is placed in the window of Veronica M clothing store in Pasadena, California.

    In the battle for relevance, U.S. jobs figures are locking horns with U.S. gross domestic product (GDP). Only one is more important to Fed policy thinking.

  • Merger week continues; Accenture eyes Booz: report Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 8:57 AM ET

    Management consulting firm Accenture is in talks to acquire rival Booz & Co., The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • The real reason banks will deny you an account Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 6:56 AM ET

    Mistakes have blacklisted many Americans from banks, leading to fees for paying bills, cashing checks, and wiring money. The NYT reports.

  • Aflac posts profit beat thanks to Japan     Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 6:42 AM ET

    Daniel Amos, Aflac chairman & CEO, discusses how stronger premium growth in Japan boosted earnings in the second quarter and explains why guidance for the third quarter will likely fall short of expectations.

  • Bill Ackman's acquisition cost roughly $2.2 billion and is the largest investment Pershing has ever made at cost, reports CNBC's Becky Quick.

  • Ackman to CNBC: Haven't covered Herbalife short Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 6:04 AM ET

    In hedge fund manager William Ackman's first comments since January on his bet against Herbalife, he told CNBC, "I haven't covered a single share."

  • Activist investor Ackman makes his biggest bet ever Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 5:59 AM ET
    Bill Ackman, chief executive officer of Pershing Square Capital Group LLC

    William Ackman's firm Pershing Square Capital Management has acquired a 9.8 percent position in $22 billion industrial gas company Air Products & Chemicals.

  • The OPEC of potash sends fertilizer stocks reeling Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 10:04 AM ET

    The world's largest potash consortium is in jeopardy after Russian company Uralkali backed out of a venture with its partner in Belarus. This is spilling over into fertilizer stocks.

  • Ackman questions Herbalife's income growth Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 9:46 AM ET
    Bill Ackman, chief executive officer of Pershing Square Capital Group LLC

    Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman on Tuesday questioned the strength of Herbalife's earnings, saying income growth was weak.

  • Faber Report: 3 options for Dell     Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 9:39 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber reports the latest details on Michael Dell and Silver Lake's attempts to take the PC maker private, and provides an update on Community Health's attempts to acquire Health Management Associates for $3.9 billion.

  • JPMorgan pays $410 million to settle energy probe Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 8:27 AM ET
    JP Morgan headquarters on Park Avenue in New York.

    JPMorgan Chase announced Tuesday it would pay a total of $410 million to settle allegations of energy market manipulation.

  • Community Health, HMA set $7.6 billion handshake Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 7:16 AM ET
    An ambulance leaves Community Health's Pottstown Memorial Hospital in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, U.S.

    Community Health Systems announced it would buy Health Management Associates in a deal valued at approximately $7.6 billion, including about $3.7 billion in debt.

  • SAC seeks to protect business     Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 7:25 PM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly shares the details of SAC Capital Steve Cohen's Hampton party this past weekend. The party was for some friends who support ovarian cancer research.

  • Loeb lobs scorn at Sony's Hirai, box-office bombs Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 5:04 PM ET
    Daniel Loeb, founder and chief executive officer of Third Point LLC

    Dan Loeb's activist hedge fund Third Point called Sony's entertainment division "poorly managed" and mocked its failed summer movies.

  • Icahn blasts 'whining' Dell in open letter Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 4:36 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Activist Carl Icahn is making it very clear that he thinks Michael Dell is a sore loser who is just plain full of it.

  • Wall Street loves Snapchat—but be careful Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 2:53 PM ET

    Snapchat is bigger than Instagram and growing faster than Facebook, and no one seems to love it more than Wall Street traders.

  • Altman on M&A     Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 3:30 PM ET

    Ad agencies Publicis and Omnicom are merging, as are Perrigo and Elan. CNBC's Julia Boorstin has the latest action, and Roger Altman of Evercore Partners offers his take on these deals.

  • Cohen's charitable history     Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 1:50 PM ET

    Just days after SAC Capital was indicted, Steve Cohen hosted an event informally connected to a nearby ovarian cancer benefit. CNBC's Kate Kelly reports the event was weeks in the planning.

  • This $35 billion merger 'started as a joke': CEOs Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 11:25 AM ET
    Publicis CEO Maurice Levy

    One of the biggest mergers of 2013—one set to create the world's largest advertising group—began with a casual exchange between two CEOs.

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