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Peltz's GE campaign puts Immelt on the clock for a turnaround

With its 1% stake, Trian is urging the industrial conglomerate to hike its debt, increase its share buybacks and consider spinoffs and joint ventures. Continue reading

House panel again passes bill to clip FTC's merger powers

Judiciary Committee Republicans are pushing to standardize the review process used by both antitrust agencies. Continue reading

At Fiat Chrysler, big merger would shield Marchionne's reputation

His continued pursuit of GM is a bit self-serving. Marchionne only has a couple more years to get the automaker on sound footing and a deal would secure his legacy. Continue reading

Joshua Wright claims victory in struggle over Section 5

A years-long campaign culminates in rules governing FTC's power to combat unfair competition. Critics, though, contend that little has changed. Continue reading

Buy and sell with Icahn and Ackman? Easier said than done

S&P's new index could let more investors get in on insurgencies, but the game has already changed. And how do you follow activists who don't want to be followed? Continue reading

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

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