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  • KKR: US economy is good, but investing is hard Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 1:08 PM ET
    Alexander Navab

    KKR thinks the American economy is in good shape, even if the looming interest rate increase is likely to create some disruption.

  • Narrowing the skills gap Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 7:11 AM ET
    Narrowing the skills gap

    Daymond John, FUBU founder & CEO, discuss the importance of digital literacy and employment.

  • Beware tech bubble 2.0? Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 7:04 AM ET
    Beware tech bubble 2.0?

    I'm bullish on crowdfunding, says Steve Case, Case Foundation chairman, discussing the risks and rewards of angel investing. And Daymond John, FUBU founder & CEO, shares his concerns about nonqualified angel investors going into the market and not getting liquidity.

  • BOSTON, March 5- Hedge fund manager Patrick McCormack, a protégé of industry pioneer Julian Robertson, is shutting down his roughly $1.4 billion Tiger Consumer Management, according to a letter sent to investors. Bloomberg first reported the news. Running a hedge fund "takes a lot out of a person," said Don Steinbrugge, an industry consultant at Agecroft Partners.

  • BOSTON, March 5- Hedge fund manager Patrick McCormack is shutting down his roughly $1.4 billion Tiger Consumer Management, according to a letter sent to investors. Bloomberg first reported the news. When Stanley Druckenmiller and Chris Shumway announced their retirements in 2010 and 2011, their firms were liquidated.

  • Cuban on the tech bubble: There's no liquidity Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 4:27 PM ET
    Mark Cuban is shown in an episode of “Necessary Roughness.”

    Billionaire investor Mark Cuban says a private tech bubble fueled by apps and angel investors is worse than 2000's stock bubble.

  • Cuban: Tech bubble worse now than 15 years ago Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 10:52 AM ET
    Mark Cuban

    Investor Mark Cuban said private funding makes today's technology bubble worse than the stock-driven bubble of 2000.

  • McClendon seeks cash for next big venture Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:22 AM ET
    McClendon seeks cash for next big venture

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports Aubrey McClendon of American Energy Partners is at it again, raising money for new drilling investments but there are a number of headwinds.

  • Why I'm not waiting for the oil bottom: Rubenstein Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 10:25 AM ET
    David Rubenstein, The Carlyle Group co-founder and managing director

    Carlyle Group's David Rubenstein told CNBC he is not waiting for oil to hit a bottom before investing in beaten-up energy companies.

  • "We believe that Webster is now trading at an over $1 billion discount to fair value," the New York- based fund wrote in a letter sent to Webster Chief Executive Officer James Smith and seen by Reuters. Kerrisdale began accumulating its 2 million shares, or roughly 2 percent stake, in Webster in January, founder Sahm Adrangi told Reuters. Connecticut- based Webster...

  • Buffett: These investments are a 'fool's game' Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 1:18 PM ET
    Warren Buffett.

    Warren Buffett has a message for institutional investors: stop pouring money into those expensive high-end money managers.

  • Investors tell hedge funds they want lower fees -survey Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 5:12 PM ET

    BOSTON, Feb 26- Institutional investors are sending a strong message to hedge funds after last year's largely lackluster returns: charge us less and perform better. Nearly one quarter of 134 investors polled by Preqin Ltd said fees would be a key issue in 2015, the research group wrote in its first-half outlook, released on Thursday. Ever since the $300 billion...

  • The oil selloff created this buying opportunity Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 1:22 PM ET
    Installation of solar panels on a home in Park Ridge, Illinois.

    Some energy-linked stocks have sold off unfairly, presenting an excellent buying opportunity, according to a renewable investing expert.

  • *Porsche still faces other damage claims in Germany. Two dozen hedge funds, including Viking Global Investors, Glenhill Capital and Greenlight Capital, a year ago accused investment company Porsche SE of camouflaging a plan to acquire Volkswagen and secretly piling up a holding in Europe's largest automaker during 2008.. The case combining 1.36 billion...

  • "On balance it's our view that we consider the lawsuit, or the appeal, to be unpromising for several reasons," Gerhard Ruf, judge at the higher regional court in Stuttgart, said on Thursday ahead of a hearing of the case. Two dozen hedge funds, including Viking Global Investors, Glenhill Capital and Greenlight Capital, a year ago accused investment company Porsche SE...

  • European funds to prosper: Pro Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    European funds to prosper: Pro

    James Moore, global co-head of the private funds group at UBS, tells CNBC where private equity firms are putting their cash.

  • WILMINGTON, Del., Feb 25- RadioShack Corp got approval on Wednesday from a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge to auction about 2,000 stores with an initial $200 million bid from the Standard General hedge fund. Wednesday's hearing was the first time the bankrupt company has put an estimated value on the sale agreement with Standard General, which will keep about half of...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 25- A former hedge fund manager who provided evidence for dozens of insider trading convictions, including that of Galleon Group hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam, avoided prison on Wednesday at his sentencing in Manhattan federal court. Thomas Hardin, who previously ran Lanexa Management LLC, pleaded guilty in 2010 to conspiracy and securities...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- A former analyst for hedge fund Two Sigma Investments pleaded guilty in New York state court on Tuesday to stealing proprietary trading models from his employer. "Computer source codes and proprietary trading methods are often the lifeblood of a company's business model, and stealing them is a crime," Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance...

  • LONDON, Feb 24- Assets managed by activist hedge funds have surged six-fold in the last 10 years to $120 billion, according to a study released on Tuesday, showing the rise in popularity of some of the most vocal investors. The study by the Alternative Investment Management Association found activist hedge funds on average hold a stock for about two years,...