Dean Foods Company

Icahn denies providing inside information

Icahn denies providing inside information

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn said he's not aware of any investigation involving him and golfer Phil Mickelson regarding trades related to Clorox Co. and Dean Foods Co., and called a report by the Wall Street Journal "completely irresponsible."

"I never purchased or have been involved in any way with Dean Foods," Icahn said. "While I have obviously heard of Phil Mickelson, I have never spoken to him or met him."

Icahn, Mickelson and sports gambler William Walters are targets of an insider-trading probe by U.S. authorities, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people briefed on the investigation. The probe is looking at large option trades in...