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Icahn takes cautious 8.5% stake in beleaguered Freeport-McMoRan

Activist hedges his bet on mining/energy company that one industry observer says continues to "piss money away." Continue reading

Stock market volatility creates opportunities for merger arbs

Widening spreads offer bigger returns on slam-dunk deals and make risky transactions more attractive. The only worry is that financing might dry up. Continue reading

Textron waivers between buyer and seller after failed Sikorsky bid

The company had hoped to consolidate its Bell Helicopter unit with its rival, cutting costs and sparking growth. Now, its future may lie more with jets than choppers. Continue reading

FTC Commissioner Wright steps down

Surprise resignation leaves the agency leaning more Democratic. Continue reading

Pushed to expand, Pentair strikes $1.8 billion deal for Erico

This is the company's first major move since activist Trian announced a stake and urged Pentair to seek out acquisition opportunities. Continue reading

Sysco spikes as Peltz's Trian takes a bite

Activist investor unveiled a more than 7% stake in the food distribution giant on Friday, becoming the largest individual shareholder in Sysco. Continue reading

Berkshire Hathaway inks largest deal to date with $37B Precision Castparts Buy

The deal would continue Berkshire's shift towards industrials, and put a company that had been frustrated by quarter to quarter expectations in more patient hands. Continue reading

Looking for a silver lining in a drought

Dry times for California farmers have never been this bad, but the state's key crops have proven resilient. Continue reading

Delaware appraisal and judicial activism

The Dell case raises the issue of how aggressive Delaware judges should be in shaping the state's law. Continue reading

Beltway Bandits remain strong despite budget shenanigans

Private equity investors have played an oversized role in the consolidation of government services providers over the past 10 years. And the business has only gotten more competitive. Continue reading

Lockheed to acquire Sikorsky for $9 billion as part of broader portfolio shift

The company is adding new hardware platforms while at the same time announcing plans to explore options for its $6 billion government IT division. Continue reading

As Delta hits turbulence, activists buzz the field

The airline, which recently suffered a labor setback and is under increasing regulatory scrutiny, has some high-profile hedge funds among its shareholders. Continue reading

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