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  • Icahn reports large stake in medical device maker Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 10:25 AM ET
    Carl Icahn, billionaire investor and chairman of Icahn Enterprises Holdings LP

    Activist investor Carl Icahn reported a 12.63 stake in medical device maker Hologic, prompting the company to seek protection from a hostile takeover

  • Best fit to take over BlackBerry?     Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 2:47 PM ET

    With a takeover of Blackberry looming, CNBC's Jim Cramer says the security and intellectual property of Blackberry is invaluable.

  • Twitter creating a staggering board     Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 5:35 PM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports Twitter is staggering its board so it is less susceptible to a takeover.

  • Should Microsoft buy BlackBerry?     Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 2:28 PM ET

    BlackBerry has underperformed recently, while Microsoft is on a tear. Peter Misek of Jefferies, weighs in on whether Microsoft should buy BlackBerry.

  • 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.

  • Still hope for Dell: Pro     Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 9:13 PM ET

    Despite the postponement of the shareholder vote, David Eaton, Vice President of Proxy Research at Glass Lewis, says 11th-hour backing from some large investors shows there is more support for Michael Dell's buyout plan than initially thought.

  • Icahn: I would really like to own Dell     Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 10:10 AM ET

    One person with a lot at stake in the Dell shareholder decision is Carl Icahn, reports CNBC's Scott Wapner.

  • Dell's fate still uncertain     Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 10:05 AM ET

    Dell shareholder Norm Peters provides perspective on the adjournment of Dell's shareholder meeting and the future of the PC maker.

  • Dell does not have enough votes: Report     Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 8:45 AM ET

    According to Reuters it appears Michael Dell does not have enough shareholder votes to take his company private, reports CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin.

  • Texas showdown for Dell shareholders     Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 8:14 AM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis provides a preview of what to expect from today's possible shareholder vote on Michael Dell and Silver Lake's proposed acquisition of the PC maker. And Scott Wapner has an update on Carl Icahn's opposition to the deal, with Joe Weisenthal, Business Insider executive editor.

  • Peltz's PepsiCo play     Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 7:51 AM ET

    Evan Staples, Nuveen Asset Management, discusses the likelihood of Pepsi making a run for Mondelez.

  • Icahn raises the stakes for Dell     Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 7:17 AM ET

    Kenneth Squire, 13-D Monitor, shares his thoughts on shareholder activism and discusses the likely fate of Michael Dell's plans to take his company private, as activist investor Carl Icahn fuels opposition to the deal.

  • Icahn sweetens bid for Dell     Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 7:07 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Wapner has the update on Carl Icahn's bid for the PC maker. And Joe Weisenthal, Business Insider executive editor, shares his thoughts on the battle for Dell.

  • Dell buyout battle heats up     Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 6:41 AM ET

    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn once again upped the ante in his bid for the PC maker, as shareholders may vote today on whether to take the company private. Carr Lanphier, Morningstar analyst, weighs in on the deal.

  • Is private the way forward for Dell?     Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 5:30 AM ET

    Larry Fishelson, co-founder & CEO of Dynalink and Mark O'Hare, CEO of Preqin, discuss Dell ahead of a shareholders' vote on a private takeover and what it would mean for the group to go private.

  • Icahn Sweetens Bid for Dell     Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 9:16 AM ET

    Activist investor Carl Icahn announced he will enhance his offer to buy the PC maker for a proposed $14 per share, plus one warrant, reports CNBC's David Faber.

  • US Pork Producer Grilled Over Chinese Takeover Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 9:57 PM ET

    Senators sought answers from Smithfield CEO on whether the its proposed sale to China's largest pork producer could hurt U.S. food safety and raise prices for American consumers.

  • Gabelli's Three Takeover Targets     Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 12:41 PM ET

    Short-term takeover targets have some "potholes," says Mario Gabelli of the Gabelli Funds, providing his play on Hillshire Farm, Post and Navistar. And a technical look at what the charts are indicating about the markets, with Stephen Suttmeier, Bank of America.

  • Nikkei Business Report     Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    Japanese mobile carrier Softbank's bid for Sprint was approved by US Federal Communications Commission last week, clearing the way for the firm to create a foothold in the US market. The Nikkei's Makiko Utsuda has more.

  • Onyx Rejects Amgen's $10 Billion Bid     Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 1:03 PM ET

    Onyx Pharmaceuticals has rejected a $10 billion takeover bid from Amgen, reports CNBC's Bertha Coombs.