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Markets post gains Monday ... FDIC reaching settlements on the QT ... Icahn signs confidentiality pact with Dell ... Boeing close to go-ahead on 777 upgrade ... News from United Press International.

Icahn signs confidentiality pact with Dell

ROUND ROCK, Texas, March 11 (UPI) -- Activist investor Carl Icahn said he had agreed to a confidentiality agreement with U.S. computer maker Dell, which allows him to review the books.

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Dow hits another high, jobless claims fall ... Fed stress tests show healthier banks ...Icahn stirs the pot at Dell ... Law schools launching clinics of their own ... News from United Press International.

Icahn stirs the pot at Dell

ROUND ROCK, Texas, March 7 (UPI) -- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn said U.S. computer maker Dell Inc. should consider a $9 per share dividend if a sale of the company falls through.

Dell deal could be scuttled

NEW YORK, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- A major shareholder in Dell, Southeastern Asset Management, said it opposes a $24.4 billion deal for the U.S. computer giant to go private.

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Stock indexes head higher ... Dell to go private in $24.4 billion deal ... Justice files $5B suit against S&P ... BlackBerry says thanks with a gift phone ... News from United Press International.
Dell to go private in $24.4 billion deal

Dell to go private in $24.4 billion deal

ROUND ROCK, Texas, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. computer giant Dell said Tuesday it had agreed to go private in a $24.4 billion deal that is meant to buy time for a turnaround.

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Stocks mixed Friday ... MSD Capital in talks for Dell acquisition ... 2012 vehicle recalls topped 16.2 million ... Britain retail spending up ... and down ... News from United Press International.

MSD Capital in talks for Dell buyout

NEW YORK, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- MSD Capital in New York is discussing a leveraged buyout of computer company Dell, sources told The New York Times.

Nokia said working on Windows 8 tablet

SAN FRANCISCO, March 12 (UPI) -- Finland's Nokia is developing a tablet computer that will run Windows 8, a strategy Dell also is pursuing, DigiTimes reported.
Dell sees Windows 8 tablet in its future

Dell sees Windows 8 tablet in its future

ROUND ROCK, Texas, March 8 (UPI) -- PC maker Dell is hoping to gain an edge over the iPad in the corporate world with a tablet running Windows 8, Chief Executive Officer Michael Dell says.

'Top Chef' host in custody row

NEW YORK, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The father of "Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi's 11-month-old daughter has filed suit in New York seeking custody of the child.
Dell settles SEC charges for $111 million

Dell settles SEC charges for $111 million

AUSTIN, Texas, July 23 (UPI) -- Dell Inc. settled a five-year battle over security fraud charges with the federal Securities and Exchange Commission for more than $100 million.

Judge finds Dell in contempt in civil case

NEW ORLEANS, June 25 (UPI) -- A judge in New Orleans held computer-maker Dell Inc. in contempt Thursday for doing what she deemed a slipshod search of Michael Dell's e-mails.

Dell closing large Ottawa call center

OTTAWA, April 23 (UPI) -- Dell Canada, a division of Dell Inc., announced Wednesday it is closing its Ottawa call center, eliminating some 1,100 jobs by summer.
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Michael Dell
U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Michael Dell, founder, CEO and chairman of the Board of Dell, after speaking to members of The Business Council in the East Room of the White House in Washington on February 13, 2009. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Michael Saul Dell (born February 23, 1965) is an American business magnate and the founder and chief executive officer of Dell Inc. He is one of the richest people in the world, with a net worth of US$14 billion in 2010.

The son of an orthodontist and a stockbroker, Dell attended Herod Elementary School in Houston, Texas. In a bid to enter business early, he applied to take a high school equivalency exam at age eight. In his early teens, he invested his earnings from part-time jobs in stocks and precious metals.

Dell purchased his first calculator at age seven and encountered his first teletype machine in junior high, which he programmed after school. At age 15, after playing with computers at Radio Shack, he got his first computer, an Apple II, which he promptly disassembled to see how it worked. Dell attended Memorial High School in Houston, selling subscriptions to the Houston Post in the summer. While making cold calls, Dell observed that newlyweds and people moving into new homes were most likely to buy a subscription. He targeted this demographic group by collecting names from marriage and mortgage applications. Dell earned $18,000 that year, exceeding the annual income of his history and economics teacher.

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