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NEW YORK, June 12 (UPI) --Phil Mickelson did not trade Clorox shares before the company was to be taken over by billionaire Carl Icahn, according to the findings of an investigation.
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SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Internet giant eBay said activist investor Carl Icahn was "mudslinging," in an effort to have two board directors replaced with his own representatives.

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DUBLIN, Ireland, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Irish drug maker Actavis says it has agreed to buy U.S. rival Forest Laboratories for $25 billion, which includes a 25 percent premium for Forest shareholders.

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CUPERTINO, Calif., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn said Monday he would quit pushing U.S. technology giant Apple Inc. to repurchase $50 billion more of its own shares.
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CUPERTINO, Calif., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The head of Apple Inc. said the U.S. technology giant had gone on an unprecedented stock buyback spree, spending $40 billion in 12 months.

Hertz has Icahn on its radar

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. car rental firm Hertz Global Holdings has adopted a poison pill strategy to foil activist investor Carl Icahn, sources close to the company told CNBC News.
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Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Billionaires battle over Herbalife's value as share price spikes.
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Twitter shares soar to a new high, and investors wonder why

Twitter shares soar to a new high, and investors wonder why

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Twitter shares soar Tuesday to a new high of $52.58, possibly due to the currently unprofitable company's launch of the Tailored Audiences ad product.
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Transocean energy stock rises with the end of Icahn's proxy battle

Transocean energy stock rises with the end of Icahn's proxy battle

(UPI) -- Transocean, the world's largest off-shore drilling company, has negotiated a deal with billionaire activist investor, Carl Icahn, after a months-long proxy battle.
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Billionaire Icahn calls for $150B Apple stock repurchase

Billionaire Icahn calls for $150B Apple stock repurchase

CUPERTINO, Calif., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has called on U.S. technology giant Apple to initiate a $150 billion stock buyback he says will more than double stock prices.

Icahn lays claim to Talisman Energy shares

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. investor Carl Icahn announced he bought a sizeable stake in Talisman Energy of Canada and was in talks about board positions.

Icahn withdraws demand for Dell share appraisal

ROUND ROCK, Texas, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Activist investor Carl Icahn said he has withdrawn a demand for a share value appraisal that could have stalled the sale of U.S. computer giant Dell.

Investor Icahn gets into oil rail market

NEW YORK, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. investor Carl Icahn said he wanted in on the "secular changes" in oil transport by wading into the U.S. railway systems.

Icahn says he is done fighting Dell deal

ROUND ROCK, Texas, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Investor Carl Icahn says he's done fighting the $24.8 billion Dell takeover bid by the U.S. technology giant's founder, which is scheduled for a vote Thursday.

Dell Inc, Michael Dell reach new terms on bid

ROUND ROCK, Texas, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The special committee reviewing bids for U.S. computer company Dell Inc., said it has agreed on a new deal with company founder Michael Dell.
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Carl Icahn
WAX2001011250 - 12 JANUARY 2001: Former TWA Chairman Carl Icahn, seen here in a 1991 photo, still has ties to Trans World Airlines and might disrupt American Arilines' plan to buy TWA. rlw/UPI FILE

Carl Celian Icahn (born February 16, 1936) is an American financier, corporate raider, and private equity investor.

Icahn was raised in Far Rockaway, Queens, New York City, where he attended Far Rockaway High School. His father was a cantor (a Jewish prayer leader), his mother was a schoolteacher. He was educated at Princeton University (A.B., philosophy, 1957) and New York University School of Medicine, but left without graduating.

Icahn began his career on Wall Street in 1961. In 1968, he formed Icahn & Co., a securities firm that focused on risk arbitrage and options trading. In 1978, he began taking control of positions in individual companies. He has taken substantial or controlling positions in various corporations including RJR Nabisco, TWA, Texaco, Phillips Petroleum, Western Union, Gulf & Western, Viacom, Uniroyal, Dan River, Marshall Field, E-II (Culligan and Samsonite), American Can, USX, Marvel Comics, Revlon, Imclone, Federal-Mogul, Fairmont Hotels, Blockbuster, Kerr-McGee, Time Warner and Motorola. With TWA, he got the rights to sell TWA tickets at a steep discount. People bought his tickets and pushed TWA into the red. As of February 2010, Icahn is now trying to grab 4 seats on the Genzyme board.

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