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Warren Buffett

10 Great Stocks That Warren Buffett Should Have Never Sold

Warren Buffett is considered by many people to be the best investor of modern times. Getting to be the world's richest man on paper may have something to do with ...
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Theranos Valuation May Drop to Zero

Update of April 14 story: According to The Wall Street Journal, the reasons Theranos may lose all of its value have been bolstered by an SEC criminal investigation into whether management knowingly ...
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Theranos Valuation Could Go to Zero

Theranos, which had a valuation of $9 billion late last year, may see that number drop to zero. The blood-testing business was identified as the next big thing in the advancement ...
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VC Funding Pulling Back: Unicorn and Seed-Stage Busters

If you have been looking for more evidence that the venture capital market has slowed, look no further than a KPMG report on venture capital funding for the first quarter ...
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Spotify Raises Another $1 Billion, Promises Investors an IPO

There may be bigger unicorns out there, but Sweden-based Spotify has been around longer than many of them. The streaming music company raised another $1 billion in funding in a ...
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Apollo Global Gets Higher Price Target, but No Respect

Publicly traded private equity firm Apollo Global Management Inc. (NYSE: APO) received a boost to its price target Tuesday morning when analysts at Jefferies raise the target from $17 to ...
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Private Equity Firm Lends $350 Million to Struggling US Oil Producer

In the first publicly reported transaction of its kind, independent energy producer Clayton Williams Energy Inc. (NYSE: CWEI) announced Tuesday that it has closed a $350 million term loan transaction ...
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Fresh Market Going Private in Deal With Apollo

Specialty grocery store chain The Fresh Market Inc. (NASDAQ: TFM) has agreed to be acquired by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE: APO) for approximately $1.36 billion in ...
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Avon Concludes Deal With Cerberus

In December 2015, Avon Products Inc. (NYSE: AVP) announced an investment agreement with affiliates of Cerberus Capital Management that would inject some $600 million into the struggling cosmetics maker. The ...
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Is Selling Off Assets the Best Move for Tribune Media?

Shares of Tribune Media Co. (NYSE: TRCO) jumped more than 9% on Monday as news broke that the TV media conglomerate was considering strategic alternatives in order to boost its share ...
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API Technologies Skyrockets on Merger Deal

API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: ATNY) led the bulls on Monday morning following the announcement of an acquisition. The company said it had reached a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate ...
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Coal

CONSOL Sells Coal Assets, Suspends Dividend

Natural gas producer and coal miner CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX) said Monday morning that it has agreed to sell its Buchanan mine in West Virginia and certain other of its ...
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Why Sysco Is Sinking

Following news of an acquisition, Sysco Corp. (NYSE: SYY) took a backseat to the bullish run that the broad markets made Monday. The company announced that it has reached a ...
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Valuations of FanDuel and DraftKings Likely Have Collapsed

The great foe of dozens of "unicorns" are "down rounds," in which investors drop the value of private companies as they try to raise new funds. That almost certainly has ...
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a lot of money

Should Alternative Asset Managers Be Buying Back Their Own Shares?

When investors hear about stock buybacks and share repurchases, the aim is generally considered to be one of the two top methods of returning cash to shareholders. The other method ...
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