Michael Dell

5 Winners and Losers in Business Last Week

Among the best and worst results of last week: Dell delayed a key vote on its future, Overstock.com overperformed, and toymakers showed they haven't been having much fun.

CBS Seeks Stake in TV Guide Network

A bidding war for Dell has broken out, pitting founder Michael Dell's plan against offers by Carl Icahn and Blackstone group. And CBS looks to buy half of TV Guide Network.

Investors, Rivals Complicate Dell's Going Private

Several potential bidders may be preparing offers to counter the effort by Dell founder Michael Dell to take the company private, from shareholder Southeastern Asset Management to rival computer maker Hewlett-Packard to famed investor Carl Icahn.

Founders Taking Their Firms Private: A New Wall Street Trend?

Barnes & Noble's Leonard Riggio, Dell's Michael Dell and Best Buy's Richard Schulze each want to save the troubled companies they founded from the pains of publicly traded life. But is this trend powered by sound thinking, or wishful thinking?

Done Deal for Dell: $24.4 Billion Plan to Go Private Finalized

Slumping personal computer maker Dell is selling itself for $24.4 billion to its founder and a group of investors that includes Microsoft. It's the largest deal of its kind since the Great Recession dried up financing for risky maneuvers like this.

Dell Buyout Deal Worth Up to $24 Billion Is Close, Say Sources

Shares of Dell climbed in premarket trading Tuesday on reports the personal computer maker is nearing a deal to go private worth up to $24 billion. The transaction is said to involve a group including Microsoft, private equity firm Silver Lake and CEO Michael Dell.

The Richest Person In Each U.S. State

By Joshua Berlinger The research firm Wealth-X recently released a report listing the richest person in each U.S. state. This new rich list shows...

Pop Quiz: Who's Funding Obama and Romney?

Major corporations are pouring a lot of money into political campaigns this year: The stores you shop in, the shoes you wear, and even the movies you watch may be helping to elect your next president. But which brands, and for which candidate? Take our quiz and find out!

Why Dell Will Never Be Great Again

Dell shares opened sharply lower on Wednesday after the PC maker posting disappointing financial results. Sales are soft, margins are contracting, and the outlook is uninspiring.