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  • Icahn has pushed Family Dollar to sell itself to Dollar General and has been openly critical of Family Dollar Chief Executive Howard Levine, who would have retained his position after an acquisition by Dollar Tree.

  • Aug 18- Dollar General Corp offered to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc for $8.95 billion, trumping an offer by Dollar Tree Inc, to strengthen its position as the No. 1 U.S. discount retailer. Both Dollar General and Dollar Tree have some capacity to go a little bit higher with the offer price, " Telsey Advisory Group analyst Joseph Feldman said.

  • Aug 18- Discount retailer Dollar General Corp offered to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc for $8.95 billion, trumping an offer by Dollar Tree Inc.. Dollar General's offer of $78.50 per share in cash represents a premium of 3.2 percent to Family Dollar's Friday close.

  • Mexican billionaire offers advice for Latinos Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | 3:30 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Increasing workers' earning power and offering Latino-owned companies easier access to funding that can be used for growth and expansion can help improve the social and economic status of Latinos in the U.S. and throughout Latin America, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim told a group of religious and community leaders Sunday.

  • Correction: Berkshire Hathaway Investments Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 3:45 PM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— In a story Aug. 14 about changes to Berkshire Hathaway's stock portfolio, The Associated Press reported erroneously the company had reduced its stake in engineering and construction firm Chicago Bridge& Iron Co. by 1.1 million shares. Berkshire Hathaway has increased its position in Chicago Bridge& Iron by 1.2 million shares.

  • Icahn builds stake in Gannett, favors split Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Gannett Co. Inc. announced plans to split off its print division before activist investor Carl Icahn could start pushing the media company in that direction, according to a recent regulatory filing. Companies controlled by Icahn have accumulated a collective 6.63 percent stake in Gannett.

  • Billionaire Berggruen drops stake in German chain Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 4:42 AM ET

    BERLIN— German-American billionaire Nicolas Berggruen has given up his stake in Germany's Karstadt department store chain after failing to turn the ailing company around. Last year, Berggruen sold a majority stake in Karstadt's sports stores and premium sites, which include Berlin's storied KaDeWe, to Austrian investor Rene Benko for 300 million euros.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 14- Activist investor Carl Icahn reported a 6.6 percent stake in Gannett Co Thursday and revealed that he planned to push the media company to split into separate print and broadcast firms before Gannett beat him to it, a regulatory filing showed.

  • BOSTON, Aug 14- Billionaire investor William Ackman, who often says he is flattered when others follow him into a stock he likes, was joined by several prominent hedge funds that made new bets on takeover target Allergan Inc during the second quarter.

  • Icahn reports 6.6% stake in Gannett Co. Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 7:17 PM ET

    Activist investor Carl Icahn reported a 6.6 percent stake in Gannett on Thursday, a regulatory filing showed.

  • Aug 14- Top U.S. hedge fund managers did some shopping for shares of discount retailer Dollar General Corp and drug store operator Walgreen Co in the second quarter.

  • Icahn reports 6.6 pct stake in Gannett Co. -filing Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 7:03 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Aug 14- Activist investor Carl Icahn reported a 6.6 percent stake in Gannett Co on Thursday, saying his firm took the stake on the view that splitting the media company into separate print and broadcast firms could create value, a regulatory filing showed Thursday.

  • Buffett's firm invests in Charter Communications Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 5:06 PM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— Billionaire Warren Buffett's company has revealed a new stake in Charter Communications Inc. and made several other tweaks to its $108 billion U.S. stock portfolio. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. filed an update on its portfolio with the Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday.

  • Cohen must face insider trading case: Judge Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 4:18 PM ET
    Steve Cohen

    U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero in Manhattan allowed the entire case against Cohen and SAC to go forward, apart from some claims brought too late.

  • Aug 14- U.S. securities regulators are looking at the hostile takeover bid made by billionaire investor William Ackman and Valeant Pharmaceuticals for Botox maker Allergan Inc, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

  • Aug 14- A hostile takeover bid by billionaire investor William Ackman and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc to acquire Allergan Inc is being investigated by federal regulators for possible violations of securities laws, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • Daniel Loeb's Third Point added 1 million shares of Dollar General, raising his stake by 33 percent, while Blue Ridge Capital, founded by Tiger Cub John Griffin, nearly doubled its stake in Walgreen when it bought 2.8 million shares.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 14- A federal judge rejected billionaire investor Steven A. Cohen's bid to dismiss lawsuits by Elan Corp and Wyeth shareholders who claimed they lost money because his firm SAC Capital Advisors LP conducted insider trading in the drugmakers' stocks.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 14- A federal judge narrowed but refused to dismiss lawsuits by former Elan Corp and Wyeth shareholders seeking to recoup losses from billionaire investor Steven A. Cohen and his firm SAC Capital Advisors LP over insider trading in the drugmakers' stocks.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 13- A billionaire hedge fund manager who has sued to stop Canadian fashion designer Peter Nygård from expanding his Bahamas estate has asked a U.S. court to help him obtain crucial evidence from a whistleblower to help with the litigation.