| Oct 23, 2013
| 7:27 AM
After the coffee. Before deciding who to root for in the World Series.
The Skinny: If I don't have a personal rooting interest in the World Series, I tend to go with the American League. This year is tougher since the Red Sox beat the Tigers and I hate...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Activist investor Carl Icahn said he sold nearly 3 million shares in Netflix, noting he reaped a substantial windfall from his investment in the online video service.
Icahn said he decided it was time to cash out, after the rapid appreciation of the...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 9:34 AM
This has been a good year for Mary Jo White, the new chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and not such a good one for Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook and New York hedge fund manager Bill Ackman.
That’s the view of Worth magazine,...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:59 AM
Shareholder activist Carl Icahn broke bread with Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook on Monday to make his case that the company's record stock buyback program was still not enough.
Icahn revealed in August that he had purchased about $1 billion worth of...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 8:03 AM
Apple chief executive Tim Cook is scheduled to meet with shareholder activist Carl Icahn on Monday in New York City, according to a report.
On Thursday, CNBC reporter David Faber said he had confirmed the meeting will take place. Last month, Icahn...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:28 AM
Herbalife Ltd. shares reached a 52-week high Tuesday morning on speculation that the company may begin an aggressive share repurchase.
The Los Angeles nutritional products company has been one of the biggest names on Wall Street since December, when...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 12:21 PM
MGM Holdings Inc., the parent of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., has authorized a $75-million stock repurchase plan and announced a dividend designed to protect the company from a hostile takeover.
Privately held MGM said the move was not being adopted in...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:23 AM
It's difficult to watch director Dennis Zacek's staging of "Other People's Money" for Shattered Globe Theatre without thinking about the director's own well-publicized disputes with the board of Victory Gardens Theater, where he served as artistic...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 4:23 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Investors punished Apple's stock Wednesday, driving it down more than 5% after the technology giant disappointed Wall Street by failing to announce a cheaper iPhone and a deal with China's largest wireless carrier.
Both bits of...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 9:41 AM
A national Latina advocacy group has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the business practices of Los Angeles nutritional products company Herbalife Ltd.
MANA, a Washington-based group that advocates for Latinas, is the latest...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 10:10 AM
After months of bitter fighting over the future of computer maker Dell Inc., Carl Icahn said in a sharply worded letter Monday that he was giving up.
That appears to clear the way for Chief Executive Michael Dell to take the company he founded...