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2014/12/3
By David Benoit Activist Barington Capital Group LP wants chemicals company Omnova Solutions Inc. to break up, according to a letter the activist sent the company on Wednesday.
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By David Benoit Activist investor William Ackman is threatening to sue Allergan Inc. if the Botox maker strikes a deal with Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
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2014/12/14
By David Benoit and Dana Mattioli PetSmart Inc. agreed to be bought by a group led by BC Partners Inc. for about $8.25 billion, in the largest private-equity buyout of the year.
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2014/9/17
By David Benoit and Jacob Bunge An activist investor with a successful track record has launched a campaign to force DuPont Co.
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2014/11/21
By David Benoit And Joann S.
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2014/11/21
By David Benoit And Joann S.
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2014/10/21
By David Benoit and Juliet Chung Activist investor Dan Loeb revealed his Third Point LLC has built a stake in biotechnology company Amgen Inc. and is calling on the company to explore breaking into two separate businesses, according to a letter he sent to Third Point's investors, a common refrain among activists lately.
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2014/11/17
By David Benoit and Liz Hoffman Within the last month, both William Ackman and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. had sent the Allergan Inc. board letters seeking to negotiate a takeover.
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2014/11/5
By David Benoit and Rob Copeland David Einhorn's hedge fund Greenlight Capital Inc. became the latest big investor to call into question the corporate structure of data-storage giant EMC Corp.
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2014/12/2
By David Benoit And Saabira Chaudhuri Bank of New York Mellon Corp.
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2014/12/2
By David Benoit And Saabira Chaudhuri Bank of New York Mellon Corp.
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2014/12/2
By David Benoit and Saabira Chaudhuri Bank of New York Mellon Corp.
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2014/11/25
By David Benoit Irwin Simon, chief executive of Hain Celestial Group Inc., thought he was getting a prank call.
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2014/12/10
By David Benoit Starboard Value LP has built a roughly 6% stake in Staples Inc. and increased its position in Office Depot Inc. to about 10%, according to people familiar with the matter, moves that could increase pressure for a combination of the office-supply retailers.
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2014/12/10
By David Benoit Starboard Value LP has built a roughly 6% stake in Staples Inc. and increased its position in Office Depot Inc. to about 10%, according to people familiar with the matter, moves that could increase pressure for a combination of the office-supply retailers.
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2014/12/11
By David Benoit Starboard Value LP has built a roughly 6% stake in Staples Inc. and boosted its position in Office Depot Inc. to about 10%, moves that could raise pressure for a combination of the office-supply retailers.
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By David Benoit Starboard Value LP has built a roughly 6% stake in Staples Inc. and boosted its position in Office Depot Inc. to about 10%, moves that could raise pressure for a combination of the office-supply retailers.
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2014/12/11
By David Benoit Starboard Value LP has taken control of about 6% of Staples Inc.'s shares and boosted its position in Office Depot Inc. to about 10%, moves that could raise pressure for a combination of the office-supply retailers.
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By David Benoit Starboard Value LP succeeded in replacing the entire board of Darden Restaurants Inc., according to a preliminary count of the vote of shareholders, the company said Friday.
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By David Benoit Starboard Value LP succeeded in replacing the entire board of Darden Restaurants Inc., according to a preliminary count of the vote of shareholders, the company said Friday.
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2014/12/9
By David Englander For years, Posco (005490.SE), the large Korean steel maker, has struggled along with the rest of the industry, as an oversupply of steel has flooded the market.
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2014/12/3
By David Englander The steep drop in oil prices could be a boon for Korea Electric Power (ticker: KEP, 015760.SE), Korea's largest electric utility.
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By David Enrich, Katie Martin and Max Colchester LONDON --
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2014/10/28
By David Enrich and Eyk Henning Deutsche Bank AG is replacing its longtime finance chief, Stefan Krause, with a Goldman Sachs Group Inc. partner, Marcus Schenck, according to people familiar with the matter.
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2014/9/23
By David Enrich and NoÃ(c)mie Bisserbe BNP Paribas Chairman Baudouin Prot has informed the board of the bank of his intention to step down, according to a person familiar with the matter, nearly three months after the French bank agreed to plead guilty to crimes for violating U.S. sanctions and pay nearly $9 billion in fines.
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2014/10/21
By David Gauthier-Villars PARIS--French oil company Total SA said Chairman and Chief Executive Christophe de Margerie died Monday in a plane crash at a Russian airport.
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2014/11/25
By David George-Cosh TORONTO--Canada's national public broadcaster has reached an agreement with Jian Ghomeshi which will see the former radio host withdraw his 55 million Canadian dollar ($48.9 million) lawsuit against the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
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2014/10/1
By David Kudla Grand Blanc, Mich.
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By David RomanMadrid clarifies legal move applies to news aggregators, not social media sites MADRID--Spain's government has no plans to modify a recently-approved law that requires online news aggregators to pay compensation to media organizations after Google.
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2014/10/27
By David Weidner, MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- With every story on the growing pains of Apple Pay, you can read or hear comments criticizing electronic-payment systems.
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