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Activist Investor William Ackman Targets Procter & Gamble's CEO

William Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management has taken a $2 billion position in Procter & Gamble, and it's almost certain he wants to oust the CEO. This is hardly Ackman's first attempt to buy big into a company and shake things up -- but it is his biggest.

7 Ways Inflation Will Hit Americans in 2012

With the economy still trying to muster a recovery, and unemployment still around 8.5%, any price increases are painful. And just a month into 2012, a spate of headlines points to more hurt ahead. Here are seven ways inflation will be digging into your wallet this year: