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Herbalife Probes Have Been Going on for Months

Shares of Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) plunged about 14% on Friday following a Financial Times report that the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI have each launched criminal% investigations ...
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Federal Probes of Herbalife Started

The Financial Times reported late Friday afternoon that Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) is being investigated by both the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI. Neither federal agency would comment ...
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Why Icahn Bested eBay

Activist investor Carl Icahn will withdraw both his proposal that eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) spin off the company's PayPal business and his two nominations for candidates for the company's board ...
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Morgan Stanley and Citigroup Take Beating in Investor Survey

J.D. Power released its 2014 U.S. Full Service Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study. Citigroup Inc.'s (NYSE: C) CitiCorp and Morgan Stanley's (NYSE: MS) Asset Management took terrible beatings from respondents ...
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Baxter Split-Up, a Page From Abbott’s Playbook

Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX) is taking an activist investor role of its own. The health care company has announced that it is splitting itself into two separate companies, in ...
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Carl Icahn’s Top Holdings: A Look Forward

Carl Icahn is proving to be a winner for investors. Despite a public battle with Bill Ackman over Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF), and despite what appears to be a non-victory ...
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Icahn Board Victory: Three Steps Closer to Control of Herbalife

If Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) gets its way, Carl Icahn will soon control five of the company's 13 board seats (slightly more than 38%) while owning just under 17% of ...
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Herbalife Takes Key Independent Research Analyst Downgrade

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) is one of the biggest battleground stocks in the market right now. With Bill Ackman short a billion dollars or so, and with activists like Carl ...
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Carl Icahn Starts Getting Realistic on eBay and PayPal Ambitions

Carl Icahn is not an activist investor who gives up easily. Nor does he give up without a fight. When it comes to his stance on eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY), ...
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Herbalife Gets Investigative Demand Letter From FTC

In a terse press release Wednesday morning, Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) said that it has received a Civil Investigative Demand (CID) from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Trading in the ...
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Activist Hedge Fund Brings Excitement to Boyd Gaming

Shares of Las Vegas-based casino operator Boyd Gaming Corp. (NYSE: BYD) took off in after-hours trading Monday after a regulatory filing from activist hedge fund Elliott Associates disclosed that it ...
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Icahn Adds Facebook Account to His Social Media Arsenal

Activist investor Carl Icahn said on Friday that Icahn Enterprises LP (NASDAQ: IEP) will begin using its Facebook page to disclose material non-public information. Icahn already uses Twitter and a ...
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Carl Icahn Renews Push to Shake Up eBay

Activist investor Carl Icahn has "not yet begun to fight" according to his latest open letter to the shareholders of eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) Thursday. His impetus was an investor ...
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Why eBay Holders Win From Icahn, Even Icahn Fails to Win

The war of words between eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) and activist investor and billionaire Carl Icahn is heating up. eBay's message in the headline was simply "Stick to the Facts, ...
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Carl Icahn Outlines Grievances and Attack Plan Against eBay

eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) has been fighting the calls of billionaire and activist investor Carl Icahn to break-up the company by spinning off PayPal, and now the calls are going ...
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