MEXICO CITY/ RIO DE JANEIRO, May 19- Foreign investors flocked back to Brazil in early 2013, prompting the strongest stock market inflows in more than two years, but massive bets on share price falls suggest no change in sentiment towards Latin America's largest economy.» Read More
*Dell shares soar after Bloomberg reports in talks to go private. SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 14- Shares of Dell Inc soared 13 percent to a near eight-month high on Monday after Bloomberg reported the world's No. 3 PC maker is in talks with at least two private equity firms about going private.
*Dell shares soar after Bloomberg reports in talks to go private. SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 14- Dell Inc is in talks with private equity firms to go private, Bloomberg reported on Monday, sending the personal computer maker's shares soaring 15 percent.
Apple lost 3.2 percent to $503.60 as the biggest weight on both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 indexes after reports that the tech company has cut orders for LCD screens and other parts for the iPhone 5 this quarter due to weak demand.
NEW YORK, Jan 14- Wall Street slipped on Monday, weighed down by shares of Apple in the face of demand concerns, while investors faced a busy week for earnings in what is expected to be a lackluster quarter.
It was the biggest drag on the S&P 500 and Nasdaq composite indexes. "They've had great growth, but the growth is going to slow because we have some formidable competitors we didn't have when the iPhone first came out," said Alan Lancz, president at Alan B. Lancz& Associates Inc in Toledo, Ohio.
Apple supplier Cirrus Logic tumbled 4.8 percent to $30.05, while Qualcomm lost 1.6 percent to $63.88. The S&P 500 and Dow were poised to open only modestly lower, but the Nasdaq looked set to fare worse as Apple weighed.
*Transocean rises as Icahn acquires stake. Earnings season picks up the pace this week with reports expected from companies including Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Intel and General Electric. Thirty-eight S&P 500 companies are due to report results this week.
*Earnings season picks up the pace this week with reports expected from companies including Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Intel and General Electric. *Transocean Ltd has disclosed that billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn has acquired a 1.56 percent stake in the offshore rig contractor and is looking to increase that holding.
GANDHINAGAR, India, Jan 12- Fresh off his re-election as chief minister of the Indian state of Gujarat and amid expectations he could contend to be the next prime minister, Narendra Modi avoided talk of a bigger political future during a state investment event.
CNBC's Robert Frank reports on the hottest new toy for the very wealthy: your very own personal submarine.
A new Pew Research survey finds that the debate over the wealth gap has calmed slightly, despite a divisive election.
*Delays annual shareholder meeting until June 9. Jan 10- TV station operator Fisher Communications Inc, under pressure from billionaire investor Mario Gabelli, said it is exploring strategic alternatives, including a sale. Fisher shares jumped as much as 20 percent to $34.25, valuing the company at $304 million.
NEW YORK, Jan 10- Prominent banks and hedge funds have fled the natural gas market due to the sharp decline in prices but Bill Perkins, a trader at the now-defunct commodity hedge fund Centaurus Energy, says there is still plenty of money to be made there.
CNBC's Robert Frank reports on the great paradox facing millionaire parents: how to avoid spoiling their wealthy children.
*Delays annual shareholder meeting until June 9. Jan 10- TV station operator Fisher Communications Inc, under pressure from billionaire investor Mario Gabelli, said it is exploring strategic alternatives, including a sale. Fisher Communications, which has a market value of about $252.8 million, said it had retained Moelis& Company as financial adviser.
NEW YORK, Jan 9- Sprint Nextel Corp is under no pressure to raise its $2 billion offer for Clearwire Corp to beat a higher bid by Dish Network Corp as it holds several trump cards it can play to thwart its rival, three sources close to the matter said.
Jan 9- Greenbrier Cos Inc remains open to talks with Carl Icahn about a merger with American Railcar Industries Inc, the railcar maker's chief executive said, after rejecting two takeover offers from the billionaire investor in the last month.
LOS ANGELES, Jan 8- Walt Disney toys are sold around the world. The media giant is teaming up with toy company JAKKS Pacific and Patrick Soon-Shiong, Los Angeles' wealthiest person, on a new line of toys- with a nifty technological twist designed to link the goodies that kids lug home from the store with Disney's stable of well-known animated characters.
Jan 8- Dish Network put in a bid for Clearwire Corp on Tuesday that trumped Sprint Nextel's $2.2 billion offer, setting the stage for a takeover battle for the wireless service provider that owns crucial mobile spectrum.
Dish Network has made an unsolicited offer to buy Clearwire for about $2.28 billion, trumping an offer by Clearwire shareholder Sprint Nextel and potentially interfering with Softbank plan to take a majority stake in Sprint.