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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.

5 Best and Worst Moves in Business This Week

From a new Taco Bell menu item sure to soar, to a short-sighted activist taking aim at the Dell deal, here's a rundown of this week's best and worst moves in the business world.

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.

Icahn Buys Big Stake in Herbalife, Heats Up Feud With Ackman

A clash between Wall Street titans is flaring again Friday after Carl Icahn grabbed a 13 percent stake in Herbalife, a supplement company that Pershing Square Capital Management's William Ackman shorted heavily and publicly, calling it a massive pyramid scheme.

Wall Street Watch: Icahn Streams Into Netflix, Buys a 10% Stake

Carl Icahn is making a move on Netflix. The infamous activist investor and corporate raider has taken a nearly 10% stake in the DVD rental and video streaming giant, which means he must see a way to make a profit on its recent troubles. So does Icahn have a buyer in mind?

Will Yang's Yahoo Departure Appease Angry Investors?

Yahoo's embattled co-founder Jerry Yang is off the board, but for disgruntled investor Third Point LLC, that's not good enough. The hedge fund with a 5.2% stake in Yahoo wants to take down Chairman Roy Bostock and potentially three other directors.

Google Buys Motorola: Who Wins, Who Loses

Google's purchase of Motorola Mobility -- its largest acquisition ever -- paves the way for the search giant to enter the smartphone business directly. Here, we survey the likely outcomes of the deal, telling you who will benefit and who stands to lose.

A Stock Market Breakout Is Likely -- but in Which Direction?

The technical signals suggest we're at a crucial decision point for the stock market: Either a decisive rise or a dramatic fall is coming. And if you're the type to dismiss technical analysis as unscientific voodoo, you're missing the point: It's not about pattern matching, it's about human psychology.

Finally, the End of the Line for Blockbuster?

Blockbuster has nearly run out of money again. It wants its bondholders to put up more capital as it wrestles to exit Chapter 11. If some of the bondholders balk, Blockbuster will almost certainly be sold off in parts. But what exactly does it have left to sell?

Seneca Blasts Carl Icahn's Bid for Dynegy

Last week, power-plant operator Dynegy agreed to be acquired by top shareholder, Icahn Enterprises, for about $665 million. But Dynegy's second-largest shareholder, hedge fund Seneca Capital, rejected the bid, calling it "the wrong price at the wrong time for the wrong reasons."

Icahn Enterprises to Buy Dynegy for $665 million

Power plant operator Dynegy has agreed to be acquired by Icahn Enterprises for $5.50 per share in cash, or about $665 million. Dynegy has about $3.95 billion of outstanding debt, net of cash. The agreement follows a recent failed bid from private equity giant The Blackstone Group.