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Xerox’s Horrible Management Finally Crushes the Company

A number of press reports claim that Xerox Corp. (NYSE: XRX) will be broken into two pieces, and that activist investor Carl Icahn, who has taken a significant position in ...
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AIG-Icahn Activist Fight Persists

American International Group Inc. (NYSE: AIG) has received another letter from activist investor Carl Icahn. His demand is for AIG to bust itself up into smaller, more focused units to ...
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Is Rupert Murdoch Still After Time Warner?

Say what you want about media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, but he doesn’t give up easily. Less than two years after Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) rebuffed an unsolicited $80 billion ...
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Icahn Stake Puts a Charge Into Pep Boys

On Friday, after activist investor Carl Icahn revealed a 12.1% stake in Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack (NYSE: PBY), the stock bounced big in after-hours trading, but cooler ...
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Can Freeport-McMoRan Rise Again?

Since the beginning of the fourth quarter of this year, shares of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) have lost about 10% of their value. From their peak on October 9, the ...
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Why Carl Icahn Cannot Succeed in AIG Activism

It seems that no company is too big for Carl Icahn to try to influence in an effort to unlock value. American International Group Inc. (NYSE: AIG) is now Icahn's ...
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Yum Brands Will Split Off China Business

The owner of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell announced Tuesday morning that the company intends to hive off its China business into a separate company by the end of ...
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Who Will Buy IBM?

Now that EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC) effectively has been taken over by Dell, and Nelson Peltz has run E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (NYSE: DD), or DuPont, CEO Ellen Kullman ...
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What May Drive GE to 52-Week and Multiyear Highs

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) has been the center of much attention over the past month. A few of the developments were that the company had its European acquisition of ...
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What Will Carl Icahn Do with Freeport Now?

Copper miner and oil producer Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced Wednesday morning that the company had appointed two new board members recommended by activist investor Carl Icahn. That brings the ...
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Why GE’s Credit Rating Could Be At-Risk Over Activist Investor Ambitions

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) has made many efforts to streamline its operations because GE wants to be valued as an industrial conglomerate rather than as a conglomerate held back ...
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Will a New CEO Make a Difference at Wendy’s?

Wendy's Co. (NASDAQ: WEN) has greatly changed its steps in recent years. Now the company's chief executive officer is retiring, and many investors will have to determine what this really ...
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What Nelson Peltz Wants With GE

Starting Monday morning off with a bang, Trian Fund Management announced that it had acquired a stake of 98.5 million shares in General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) valued at approximately ...
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Did Chevron Just Make Itself More Open to Activist Investors?

Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) has followed the path of a trend of what some larger companies have started to allow of late under their corporate governance practices. The company has ...
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Did Warren Buffett Save Moynihan’s Role as CEO and Chairman at Bank of America?

Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) has just joined the ranks of big banks and companies that survived a vocal shareholder proposal to split the role of chairman and chief ...
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