Dreams of a merger between AOL and Yahoo haven't vanished, but investors will need to wait for a series of events to unfold before getting their wish.» Read More
*Gross exits Pimco, joins Janus Capital; bond prices fall. News that Gross, a Pimco co-founder who managed the $222 billion Pimco Total Return Fund, will be joining Janus Capital Group pressured short- and intermediate-dated U.S. Shares of Janus Capital ended up 43 percent at $15.89, the stock's best one-day advance in its history.
SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, Sept 26- Activist investor Starboard Value LP said on Friday it has acquired a "significant" stake in Yahoo Inc and urged the Internet company to explore a merger with AOL Inc.. Shares of Yahoo rose 4.4 percent to close at $40.60, while AOL jumped 3.7 percent to $44.55, both on Nasdaq.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 26- Activist investor Starboard Value LP said on Friday it has acquired a "significant" stake in Yahoo Inc and urged the Internet company to explore a merger with AOL Inc..
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 26- Activist investor Starboard Value LP said on Friday it has acquired a significant stake in Yahoo Inc and urged the struggling Internet company to cut costs, monetize its Asian assets and seek a "strategic combination" with AOL Inc..
NEW YORK, Sept 26- Shares of both Yahoo Inc and AOL Inc jumped in afternoon trading on Friday, turning sharply higher after Starboard Value LP urged a strategic combination of the companies.
Sept 26- Activist investor Starboard Value LP said Yahoo Inc should consider a strategic combination with AOL Inc to save more than $1 billion in costs. Starboard also urged Yahoo to cut expenses and look for ways to generate value for shareholders from its stakes in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Yahoo Japan Corp..
Starboard has sent a letter to Yahoo pressuring the company to explore a strategic combination with AOL. CNBC's Brian Sullivan and the FMHR traders discuss.
Starboard Value sent a letter to Yahoo on Friday listing several opportunities to increase shareholder value and recommending that it merge with AOL.
Starboard has upped its pressure on Yahoo to explore a strategic combination with AOL. CNBC's Brian Sullivan reports the details.
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*Time Warner posts higher-than-expected profit, sets buyback. Aug 6- Time Warner Inc will not have to worry about any overtures from Twenty-First Century Fox for the foreseeable future. We have no plans to pursue any other third party content company as an alternative to Time Warner. "
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