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  • Three of Dell's largest investors joined Southeastern Asset Management on Friday in objecting to a $24.4 billion buyout of the No. 3 PC maker led by Chief Executive Michael Dell, sources said, as opposition grows to the largest buyout since the start of the financial crisis.

  • Lawsuit Worries Hit Moody's Shares Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Shares in credit rating agency Moody's fell sharply on Friday as it faces a possible federal fraud lawsuit over its pre-crisis debt ratings.

  • EU Leaders Strike Deal on Long Term Budget Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 11:07 AM ET

    European Union leaders reached agreement on the first ever cut in their common budget on Friday after 24 hours of talks, seeking to placate millions at home struggling through government cutbacks and recession.

  • How Einhorn Turned From Apple Advocate to Agitator Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 1:54 AM ET
    Fourth generation Apple iPads are seen on display at an Apple store on February 5, 2013 in San Francisco, California.

    Hedge fund star manager David Einhorn announced that he was suing Apple to get it to deploy its $137.1 billion cash pile more effectively and arrest a 35 percent drop in its share price from a record high logged last September.

  • Scandal, Economy Push Up Yields at Spanish Auction Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 5:15 AM ET

    Political uncertainty over a corruption scandal and revived concerns over the economic health of the euro zone forced the Spanish Treasury to pay more to borrow at a triple-bond auction on Thursday.

  • What Big Mac Prices Say About Europe's Economy Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 4:14 AM ET

    Forget about statistics for employment and industrial production, it is being claimed that the price of a hamburger is showing where Europe's economic reforms are working - and where they are not.

  • Barclays Investment Bank Cutting Jobs: Source Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 2:46 AM ET
    Antony Jenkins, chief executive officer of Barclays.

    Barclays is nearing the completion of a raft of job cuts at its investment bank as part of its new chief executive's plan to streamline operations and cut costs, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

  • Bond Frenzy Stokes Bubble Fears in China's Real Estate Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 6:40 PM ET

    Chinese property companies are rushing to the dollar bond market, almost matching last year's sales in the first month of 2013 alone, in a frenzy that could inflate the sector's gearing and the broader risk of a housing price bubble.

  • Honeywell CEO on Sequester: 'We Need the Reduction' Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 5:03 PM ET
    David Cote, Honeywell International Chairman and CEO.

    Honeywell CEO agrees with preliminary across-the-board spending cuts in order to start diminishing debt, even if this means a slower economy.

  • Ackman Getting Better of Carl Icahn in Herbalife Feud Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 11:21 AM ET
    Bill Ackman CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management LP.

    Shares of the nutritional-supplement company are down 20% since the hedge-fund managers duked it out on CNBC on Jan 25.

  • British PM Courts Rich Allies in EU Budget Battle Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 6:16 AM ET
    David Cameron

    British Prime Minister David Cameron hopes to enlist the support of Germany and other rich north European countries in his fight to freeze EU spending at budget talks this week and is prepared to block a deal unless more savings are found.

  • Nikkei Surges 4% as Yen Slumps Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 6:27 PM ET
    Masaaki Shirakawa, governor of the Bank of Japan

    Japanese stocks surged 4 percent to its highest level in more than four years on Wednesday, after the yen declined sharply on bets that a decision by the head of the Bank of Japan to step down early will bring forward aggressive monetary easing.

  • China OKs Sweeping Tax Reforms to Tackle Inequality Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 6:04 PM ET

    China unveiled sweeping tax reforms on Tuesday to make wealthy state-owned firms, property speculators and the rich pay more to narrow a yawning gap between an urban elite and hundreds of millions of rural poor.

  • Knight Capital Group to Cut Workforce by 5 Percent Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 6:28 AM ET

    Knight Capital Group, which recently agreed to be bought for $1.4 billion by Getco Holding Co, will lay off 5 percent of its global workforce as part of efforts to restructure the automated trading firm, according to a regulatory filing released on Monday.

  • Lloyds Chairman Sees 2012 Bonus Pool Down on Year Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 1:31 AM ET

    Lloyds Banking Group is likely to pay its staff less in bonuses for 2012 than the year before and will "undoubtedly" pay out less than the other major British banks, its chairman said on Wednesday.

  • Dell Closer to Buyout as Price Talks Narrow Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 8:03 PM ET
    Dell research and development facility

    Dell moved closer to a nearly $24 billion buyout deal, with price negotiations narrowing to $13.50 to $13.75 a share in what would be the biggest leveraged buyout since the financial crisis.

  • Obama to Meet With CEOs of Goldman, Yahoo & More Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 6:50 PM ET

    President Obama is slated to meet with the CEOs of 12 companies on Tuesday, including Lloyd Blankfein from Goldman Sachs and Marissa Mayer from Yahoo to discuss immigration and deficit reduction, the White House said.

  • JAL Seeks Compensation From Boeing for 787 Woes Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 8:29 AM ET
    Japan Airlines

    Japan Airlines said it will talk to Boeing about compensation for the grounding of the 787 Dreamliner, adding that the idling of its jets would cost it nearly $8 million.

  • Small Lenders Ride US Mortgage Wave Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 2:14 AM ET

    Scores of independent mortgage lenders and community banks are winning business from banks such as Citigroup or Bank of America that have retrenched after the financial crisis.

  • This Week, Watch What Central Bankers Say, Not Do Sunday, 3 Feb 2013 | 7:02 PM ET
    European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany.

    Central banking is in a state of flux as policymakers from Tokyo to Washington ditch prevailing orthodoxies to try to grab a bigger share of a slow-growing global economic pie.