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  • Nelson Peltz, who runs the $11 billion Trian Management hedge fund, was dealt a rare setback when investors, including pension fund Calpers, sided with DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman to rebuff his attempt to win four board seats and press the company into breaking itself up. For example, Peltz's partner Ed Garden joined the Bank of New York Mellon board last year, and...

  • 5 restaurants growing faster than Chipotle Monday, 11 May 2015 | 1:33 PM ET
    Buffalo Wild Wings

    From a "breastaurant" to steakburgers, these chains' sales are growing like weeds. Here are 10 of the fastest growing ones.

  • May 8- Tempur Sealy International Inc's shareholders voted to remove its chief executive and chairman from its board, agreeing with its largest shareholder H Partners Management LLC that the mattress maker needed a change in leadership. CEO Mark Sarvary, Chairman P. Andrews McLane and Nominating Committee Chairman Christopher Masto will tender their...

  • May 8- Tempur Sealy International Inc's shareholders voted to remove Chief Executive Mark Sarvary from its board, agreeing with its largest shareholder H Partners Management LLC that the mattress maker needed a change in leadership. H Partners has about 10 percent stake in Tempur Sealy. The hedge fund's success in having members removed from Tempur Sealy's...

  • Gen X…what Gen X? Companies have forgotten them Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 2:38 PM ET
    Ally Sheedy and Molly Ringwald in a scene from the film 'The Breakfast Club', 1985.

    That's the message earnings calls are giving at least.

  • Darden CEO: Why oil hasn’t helped restaurant biz Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 12:38 PM ET
    An Olive Garden restaurant in Reno, Nevada

    Gene Lee, Darden's CEO, explained why lower oil prices have not helped the restaurant industry grow.

  • Dining at Olive Garden is about to change Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 1:04 PM ET
    Austen Mulinder, CEO of Ziosk.

    Ziosk is aiming to improve the customer experience by allowing guests to order and pay through table-top tablets at casual-dining restaurants.

  • 'Show us $15!' protesters tell hedge fund honchos Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 2:41 PM ET
    Protestors at the Active-Passive Investor Summit in New York Monday, calling for fair wages for restaurant workers.

    Protesters briefly took over an activist investing conference in New York to call for higher wages for restaurant workers.

  • Shouting "Burger King, Mickey Ds" and holding signs saying "Dignity at Darden, No poverty wages," the protesters trooped through the ballroom at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Manhattan, interrupting the 13 D Monitor's Active-Passive Investor Summit at 1 p.m.. An unidentified person with the group, which represents the Restaurant Opportunity Center, said they came to...

  • Why activist investing is not a fad: Meister Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 1:48 PM ET
    Keith Meister, CEO of Corvex Capital.

    Activism will change over time, but the general idea of investors expressing ideas and helping to create value is not a fad, Keith Meister tells CNBC.

  • The young & the restless: 6 who are hot Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 6:50 AM ET
    Jeffrey Smith, Starboard Value

    Corporate boards, meet the next Bill Ackmans and Carl Icahns of the world.

  • Hottest dividend stocks of 2015 Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 2:58 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    CNBC screened the large cap S&P 500 index to see where the hottest parts of the dividend stock market have been.

  • March 20- Darden Restaurants Inc said on Friday it was looking for ways to "create value" from its real estate, as management installed after last year's activist investor-led coup reported continued traffic declines at its flagship Olive Garden chain. During their standoff with Darden, activist investors Barington Capital Group LP and Starboard Value LP...

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks jumped about 1 percent to close near highs, continuing several days of alternating gains and losses as investors weighed a weaker dollar.

  • March 20- Darden Restaurants Inc said on Friday it was looking at how to "create value" from its real estate, as management installed after last year's activist investor-led coup fights to turnaround its flagship Olive Garden business. Shares in Darden were up 3.6 percent at $67.21 in midday trading on the New York Stock Exchange. During their standoff with...

  • *Nike rises after results, outlook. March 20- U.S. stocks rose on Friday, lifted by results from Nike and another climb in biotechs, as investors assessed the impact of a stronger dollar on corporate profits. Nike jumped 4.5 percent to $102.77 as the biggest boost to the Dow after it posted a quarterly profit that beat market estimates.

  • Cramer: Tiffany's gotta get off its luxury throne Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    A shopper walks past a Tiffany store in White Plains, New York.

    CNBC's Jim Cramer says Tiffany's current business model doesn't work. Here's why.

  • *Nike climbs in premarket after results, outlook. March 20- U.S. stocks were poised for a higher open on Friday, with the S&P 500 on track to snap a three-week losing skid, buoyed by Nike earnings, as investors assessed the impact of a stronger dollar on corporate earnings. Dow component Nike's rose 5.2 percent to $103.42 in premarket after it posted a quarterly profit...

  • Futures higher as Street eyes earnings, Fed speakers Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 8:22 AM ET
    An employee handles a jewel ring at the Tiffany and Co jewellery store.

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a sharply higher open, as investors digested earnings reports and awaited speeches by two U.S. Fed policymakers.

  • Early movers: Tiffany, Darden, Simon & more Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 8:13 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Take a look at some of Friday's early movers: