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Dell, Icahn Strike a Deal

You can't always get what you want, but if you try, you might get what you need. That seems to be the outcome of the deal announced today between...

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.

Why a New Dell Buyout?

Financial firm Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) may make a offer to take Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) private, an offer that would be higher than one...

Dell, Icahn Go Behind Closed Doors

In a terse press release this morning, Carl Icahn's Icahn Enterprises L.P. (NASDAQ: IEP) said that it has entered a confidentiality agreement with...

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 Wants More Cash from Transocean

Now that Carl Icahn has a toehold at Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) and fired off a letter to that company's board on how shareholders should be treated,...

Dell's Future: A Sell-Off of Its Parts

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) is besieged by investors who want an alternative future to Michael Dell's plans to take the company private. Although Dell's...

IBM Holds Lead in Server Market

The second half of last year was supposed to bring some improvement in server sales following a first half during which customers were sitting on...

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?

Google's Odd Move into Touchscreens

What does Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) hope to attain by launching its own touchscreen laptop - the Chromebook Pixel? Does it believe the new machine's...