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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • NEW DELHI/ LONDON, Aug 13- Italy's claims that a sale of parts of insolvent Italian steelmaker Lucchini to India's JSW Steel will be concluded within days are premature, a top JSW executive said on Wednesday.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 0830 GMT / 4.30 AM ET Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 4:52 AM ET

    FRANKFURT- Germany's biggest utility E.ON posts a 12 percent drop in first-half core profit, hit by a weakening economy in Russia and says it is concerned about the impact of the Ukraine crisis on its most important foreign market.

  • LOS ANGELES, Aug 12- Steve Ballmer, the former head of Microsoft, completed a $2 billion purchase of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team on Tuesday, ending an ugly saga involving former owner Donald Sterling who was banned for life over racist remarks.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 12- Argentina's holdout creditors and international banks are struggling to strike a deal on the. Citi, Deutsche Bank, HSBC and JP Morgan last week offered the holdouts 40 cents on the dollar for the roughly US $1.66 bn bonds, including interest, they own, and raised that offer to 50 cents on Monday, the sources said.

  • *Recent successes include Spain's Gowex. LONDON, Aug 12- Fund managers are increasingly turning to investigative tactics, detailed accounting analysis and corporate sleuthing in a bid to uncover skeletons in company closets that can offer an investment edge in a low-yield world.

  • Aug 11- Mobile service provider NII Holdings Inc, reporting its ninth quarterly loss in a row, said on Monday it may have to file for bankruptcy after struggling to compete in Brazil and Mexico. The company, which operates in Latin America under the Nextel brand, ended the second quarter with a net debt of $4.8 billion and with $1 billion in cash and investments.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Aug 11- Protesters chanting "Blood on his hands" briefly halted South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's evidence on Monday at an inquiry into the police shooting of 34 striking mine workers two years ago.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Aug 11- South Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was trying to "prevent further loss of life" when he intervened in a wildcat strike that ended with the police killing 34 miners, he told an inquiry on Monday.

  • VANCOUVER, Aug 8- A massive waste spill at a gold and copper mine in British Columbia could delay, or even derail, other energy and mining projects planned in the famously "green" West Coast Canadian province.

  • TOKYO, Aug 8- SoftBank Corp's billionaire CEO said he chose a "streetfighter" to turn around U.S. carrier Sprint Corp, which faces an uphill battle for growth after abandoning plans to acquire rival T-Mobile US Inc.