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  • Merger Arbitrage: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 8:50 AM ET

    For various reasons, during an acquisition financed by stock, shares of the two companies involved may not trade at the correct ratios, opening an arbitrage opportunity. How does simple merger arbitrage work and how can you take advantage of it? Salman Khan of the Khan Academy runs through a hypothetical example.

  • When one business acquires another, there are several ways of financing the deal, including the use of the acquiring company’s shares to cover the cost of the transaction. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy discusses in a hypothetical example.

  • Equity Acquisitions: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 8:35 AM ET

    When one business acquires another, there are several ways of financing the deal, including the use of the acquiring company’s shares to cover the cost of the transaction. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy discusses in a hypothetical example.

  • Leveraged Buyouts (LBOs): CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 8:30 AM ET

    Mutual funds make up a large portion of America’s retirement funds and investments. Understanding how these funds operate should be a big part of anyone’s financial knowledge. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains.

  • Aqua America's 125th Anniversary     Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 1:24 PM ET

    Year-to-year, shares are up 25% for the water utility company. Nicholas DeBenedictis, Aqua America chairman/CEO with an outlook for growth.

  • Faber Report: Avis Drops Bid for DTG     Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 9:19 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber reports Avis ditches its bid for Dollar Thrifty, not wanting to compete with Hertz.

  • Activists Take Aim     Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 12:27 PM ET

    Activist shareholders are on the hunt for value stocks, reports CNBC's Kayla Tausche.

  • Faber Report: Activism on the Rise     Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 10:15 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber reports corporate raider, Carl Icahn seeks four board seat on Forest Labs.

  • Will Glencore's IPO Spark a Merger War? Friday, 6 May 2011 | 4:37 AM ET
    The Glencore logo seen in front of the Swiss commodities giant's headquarters in Baar.

    Glencore's $11 billion from its initial public offerings in London and Hong Kong will give the commodity trader considerable firepower for acquisitions and could preface a wave of consolidation in the mining sector, analysts say.

  • As Oil Spikes, Exxon Sees Growth in Natural Gas Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 5:26 PM ET
    Rex Tillerson

    As crude oil hit new a new multi-year high on Thursday, closing above $110 a barrel, Exxon Mobil Chairman Rex Tillerson told CNBC natural has is the fastest-growing conventional fuel and that demand will 60 percent by 2030.