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What a $30 Billion Asset Sale Might Really Mean to GE

Reports were out on Thursday that General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) is close to selling a large part of its real estate holdings. As the company aims to shrink its finance ...
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$75 Million Venture Capital Funding for Legalized Marijuana Player

If you have not heard the term "hempreneur" before, you have definitely heard of venture capital, legalized marijuana, medical marijuana and the like. You just might not have heard of ...
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Is Berkshire Hathaway Becoming More Private Equity Than Conglomerate Under Buffett?

Warren Buffett and his team may be gradually making changes to how they operate Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A). The changes have been subtle in recent years, but the way ...
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Aeropostale Still Has a Lot of Work to Do

Aeropostale Inc. (NYSE: ARO) reported fourth-quarter and full fiscal year 2014 results after markets closed Thursday afternoon. The teen clothing retailer posted quarterly adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of ...
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Why Starboard Sees Staples Worth Another 100% More After Office Depot Merger

Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) has already rallied handily from its bottom, due in part to the consolidation plans to acquire Office Depot (NYSE: ODP). Staples has been the target of ...
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In Deal Worth $11.8 Billion, NXP Semiconductor Pays No Premium for Freescale

In an announcement made late Sunday night, NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) and Freescale Semiconductor Ltd. (NYSE: FSL) said the two firms had reached a definitive agreement under which NXP ...
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The Top 7 Lessons in Warren Buffett’s Annual Letter to Shareholders

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has released its annual letter, showing that earnings and book value rose in 2014 over 2013. While there are many points to evaluate on earnings, ...
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Private Equity Bottom Fishing in Oil and Gas, Sign of a Bottom?

If you live in a city or state where the local economy is dependent on or is massively enhanced by the oil and gas sector, it is an understatement to ...
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Meet the 2015 Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Stocks

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has made its quarterly filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission for its holdings as of December 31, 2014. For all practical purposes, this filing is ...
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Rite Aid PBM Purchase Differentiates It From CVS and Walgreens

Rite Aid Corp. (NYSE: RAD) and Envision Pharmaceutical Services (EnvisionRx) announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement in which Rite Aid will acquire EnvisionRx for $2 billion from ...
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DuPont Snubs Nelson Peltz Board Picks

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. (NYSE: DD) announced two new appointments to its board of directors. The new members, Edward Breen and James Gallogly, are taking their seats ...
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Can Barnes & Noble Follow Books-A-Million Going Private?

Bookseller Books-A-Million Inc. (NASDAQ: BAMM) said Friday morning that it has received an offer from the company’s executive chairman, Clyde B. Anderson, on behalf of the Anderson family to acquire ...
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Is a Buyer Knocking on Avon’s Door?

Nearly three years ago, Avon Products Inc. (NYSE: AVP) turned down an acquisition offer of $23.25 per share from cosmetics house Coty Inc. (NYSE: COTY). Only once since then have ...
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Linn Energy Cuts Budget, Shareholder Payout

We have already heard from some independent oil and gas companies that 2015 will be a year of constrained spending and, in some cases, lower dividends and distributions to shareholders. ...
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Caesars Merger Precedes Chapter 11 Filing

Struggling casino owner Caesars Entertainment Corp. (NASDAQ: CZR) announced Monday morning that it is merging with asset acquisition company Caesars Acquisition Co. (NASDAQ: CACQ). The merger is an all-stock transaction ...
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