| Dec 18, 2013
A year ago, activist investor Bill Ackman rocked Wall Street with a $1-billion bet that shares of Herbalife Ltd., the Los Angeles seller of weight-loss and nutrition products, would slide to zero.
Herbalife was a "pyramid scheme," bound to be undone...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 11:55 AM
Followers of Herbalife, the Los Angeles peddler of nutritional supplements, know it's actually two stories rolled into one.
One is the story of how a company with a questionable business model, overhyped products, and an almost invisible research and...
| Mar 4, 2012
Quick quiz: How many Vegas-goers you know prefer staying downtown?
Grandma and Grandpa may have raved about 99-cent shrimp cocktails back in the day and sworn that Binion's was the only place for real gamblers, but the '80s brought the bigness and...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 8:11 AM
Specialty truck maker Oshkosh Corp. rejected a takeover bid by billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn, calling the $32.50-a-share offer “unsolicited, inadequate, highly conditional and opportunistic.”
The Wisconsin company’s board...
| Feb 13, 2012
When Motorola Inc. first came courting Greg Brown, he wasn't interested.
The year was 1998 and Brown, a division president at Ameritech in Chicago, was weighing an offer from Motorola against one from Micromuse, a publicly traded software company in...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 8:18 AM
Yahoo Inc., in an attempt to “reshape and refocus” itself, appointed three new independent directors to its board, including a top executive from American Express Co. But the move isn’t passing muster with activist investor Daniel Loeb,...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 9:19 AM
Ray Dalio of Bridgewater Associates took home $3.9 billion last year. Fellow investment kings Carl Icahn and James Simons each made off with more than $2 billion. To the average plebeian, that’s a lot of money.
But for the top 25 hedge fund earners...
| Feb 25, 2013
Stock spotlight is a new weekly feature that will profile a notable, public company.
FOR THE RECORD:
Herbalife: A caption for a photo with the Stock Spotlight column in the Feb. 25 Section A said customers were participating in an...
| Apr 6, 2011
Satellite television provider Dish Network has emerged as the upcoming owner of Blockbuster Inc. It has agreed to pay $320 million for virtually all the assets of the troubled home-video chain, making it the winner of a bankruptcy auction that......
| May 31, 2011
More popular movies helped to boost Lions Gate Entertainment's revenue in the fiscal year ended March 31, but higher costs caused its net loss to more than double. The Santa Monica film and television studio reported revenue of $1.8 billion,......
| Jul 29, 2011
Carl Icahn's unsuccessful battle to take control of Lions Gate last year did wonders for Jon Feltheimer's bank account. The Lions Gate chief executive saw his stock-based compensation boom in the company's fiscal year ended March 31, a new Securities........