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Does This $371 Million Loss Mark the Bottom for Bed Bath & Beyond?

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) might be a big deal to entrepreneurs trying to sell their new goods if they are making a pitch for an investment on ...
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The Buyout Saga of Chico’s FAS Moves From Ugly to Uglier

Once upon a time, it seemed magical and flattering to get a buyout offer. Company executives looked successful, investors made money, and a company could have the benefit of not ...
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America’s Largest Mutual Fund Attacks Boeing Management (correction)

Vanguard is the largest mutual fund company in America. It has $5.6 trillion under management. It also happens to be the largest shareholder of Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA), which is ...
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Outsiders Could Throw Out Boeing’s Board and CEO

The chief executive officer of Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA), Dennis Muilenburg, says his company "fell short" on safety measures for its 737 Max. Two crashes of the Boeing plane killed ...
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With $21.66 Billion in Q1 Net Income, Berkshire Hathaway’s Share Buybacks Remain Muted

This weekend marked the "Stockpalooza" event for investors, which of course is the annual meeting for Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A). Warren Buffett and team had reported a dismal fourth ...
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What Warren Buffett Sees in Berkshire Hathaway’s New Amazon Stake

This weekend will mark another "stockpalooza" wherein Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) will host its annual shareholder meeting in Omaha, Nebraska. Most investors tend to follow anything and everything that ...
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Will Bed Bath & Beyond Wash Its Board?

The Wall Street Journal has reported that activist investors are preparing to launch a proxy fight against the Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) board of directors. Shares jumped ...
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Hertz Shows That Carl Icahn Giveth and Taketh Away

Getting activist investor Carl Icahn in your corner can be a double-edged sword. When it comes out that he is investing in a stock, those shares usually trade up. But ...
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Activist Conundrum: What If eBay’s Great Turnaround Value Has Already Been Realized?

eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) has gone from a powerhouse auctioneer along with the great growth of PayPal in years past to a standalone internet giant lacking growth and having to ...
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How Carl Icahn and Friends Want to Boost the Shares of Caesars

It's official: Carl Icahn wants a strategic review and an ultimate sale of Caesars Entertainment Corp. (NASDAQ: CZR). After reports were out the prior week about the activist investor and ...
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Activist Investor Takes the Reins at Papa John’s

Last September, Papa John's International Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) put out feelers seeking a buyer for the troubled pizza restaurant chain. Since then, not a lot has happened publicly, until Monday ...
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Some Good News for Dollar Stores

On some days investors get to see good news hit a sector from multiple angles. That was the case for the dollar store and discount store sector on Monday, January ...
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Are Big Q3 Earnings at VMware, Dell a Mixed Blessing for Merger?

Enterprise software maker VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW) reported third-quarter results after markets closed Thursday that included a 14% year-over-year jump in sales to $2.2 billion. Computer maker and majority owner ...
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Carl Icahn Takes Another Swing at Michael Dell

No matter whether Dell was trying to take itself private, as was the case five years ago, or return to being publicly traded, as is the case today, one thing ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) discontinued a controversial tool used to help it hire people. According to Reuters: Amazon.com Inc’s machine-learning specialists uncovered a big problem: their new recruiting engine did ...
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