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  • Ackman quits Penney board; not selling shares Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 10:51 AM ET

    As part of the deal, the board "reaffirmed its overwhelming support" for CEO Myron Ullman and Chairman Thomas Engibous, who had been targeted by Ackman.

  • JC Penney, Ackman could reach deal tonight: Source Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 6:43 PM ET
    Bill Ackman

    J.C. Penney and hedge fund Pershing Square's Bill Ackman are in talks to resolve their dispute over the leadership of the U.S. retailer, a source said on Monday.

  • Starbucks' Schultz slams Ackman over Penney fight Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 4:45 PM ET
    Howard Schultz, chairman and CEO of Starbucks

    Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz on Friday had choice words for activist investor Bill Ackman and his very public campaign to change J.C. Penney's leadership team.

  • A close look at the 'Ackman TV trade': Widlitz Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 11:49 AM ET
    Bill Ackman

    If you have followed the J.C. Penney's media soap opera, you know the "Bill Ackman TV trade" is a losing one, said retail analyst Stacey Widlitz.

  • Now it's Ackman vs. Soros in battle over Herbalife Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 7:22 AM ET
    Bill Ackman

    The battle over Herbalife intensified as George Soros has taken a large long position in the nutritional supplements maker, according to sources.

  • Carl Icahn is 77. Big deal Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 2:48 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    At 77 years old, activist investor Carl Icahn has traded in his axe for a Warren Buffett-like investment style.

  • Carl Icahn Beats Nemesis Ackman ... to Twitter Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 3:47 PM ET

    Carl Icahn has found something else where he can beat Bill Ackman. The billionaire was the first of the two to make it to Twitter.

  • Squawk Box: View From the Green Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 8:52 AM ET

    "Squawk Box" hit the road this week from the HP tech conference in Vegas to the US Open -- with a whole lot of, um, Squawkward moments in between!

  • 'Mother' Jones; Taper Caper; P&G CEO Shelved Friday, 24 May 2013 | 3:54 PM ET
    Paul Tudor Jones, chief executive officer of Tudor Investment Corp

    Hedge fund bigwig Paul Tudor Jones trades in some offensive banter; the Fed taper caper continues to obsess the markets; P&G shelves its much-criticized CEO.

  • P&G CEO Retiring Due to 'Distraction' of Critics Friday, 24 May 2013 | 11:34 AM ET
    A.G. Lafley

    Outgoing Procter and Gamble CEO Bob McDonald told employees he will retire due to the "distraction" of all the attention focused on him from "several angles."

  • Back to the Future! Will Lafley's P&G Return Work? Friday, 24 May 2013 | 9:56 AM ET
    Procter & Gamble corporate headquarters in downtown Cincinnati.

    A.G. Lafley's return as boss at P&G will be beneficial to the company because he "knows where the bodies are buried," management expert Jeffrey Sonnenfeld tells CNBC.

  • Finally, Clarity From the Fed! Or Maybe Not ... Friday, 24 May 2013 | 8:06 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke

    "Talking Squawk" coming at ya! From your Fed-Chairman-Ben-Bernanke-to-English-Dictionary to the Back-to-the Future move at P&G, this blog is where to get everything "Squawk Box."

  • Herbalife Earnings Beat; Second Quarter Looks Lean Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 5:42 PM ET
    Herbalife

    Herbalife earnings beat expectations for a 17th straight quarter but its second-quarter outlook fell short.

  • How to Make a Buck on JC Penney Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 12:45 PM ET

    George Soros disclosed a huge stake in JC Penney, and one big options trader is using the news as a reason to get into the stock.

  • Herbalife Elects Carl Icahn-Backed Board Members Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 4:17 PM ET
    Herbalife prodcucts

    Herbalife, maker of nutritional and weight loss supplements, said Thursday that two representatives of billionaire investor Carl Icahn will join its board of directors.

  • After KPMG Scandal, Who Will Audit Herbalife? Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 9:00 AM ET

    Herbalife has already provided one of the best stock market dramas in years. Now, through no fault of its own, it could become a catalyst for change in the auditing profession. The NYT reports.

  • Ron Johnson's Downfall: 'Hubris Finally Did Him In' Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 10:23 AM ET
    Ron Johnson

    Ron Johnson's plush taste, against-the-grain ideas and controversial partnership deals all played a hand in his downfall at JC Penney after 17 months. The NYT reports.

  • Soros Yanks Hundreds of Millions From Ackman Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 5:10 PM ET
    George Soros

    George Soros has asked to withdraw hundreds of millions of dollars from Bill Ackman's Pershing Square, according to a WSJ report.

  • Joe Kernen and Becky Quick tackle the daily 'Word Jumble'

    Blogging tidbits, insights, and some sarcasm on the WEEK THAT WAS and the WEEK TO COME from the notepad of the senior executive producer of "Squawk Box."

  • Carl Icahn Boosts Stake in Herbalife Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 5:59 PM ET

    Carl Icahn boosts his stake in Herbalife to 15.55 percent, according to a regulatory filing.

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