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    1. Meet The Hedge Fund Manager Who Wants Yahoo To Buy AOL

      Meet The Hedge Fund Manager Who Wants Yahoo To Buy AOL

      Reuters/ Rick Wilking Activist investor Jeff Smith, who runs hedge fund Starboard Value, is starting to become a household name on Wall Street. Smith has sent a letter to Yahoo! urging that they consider combining their business with AOL. Both of the stocks jumped on the news. Yahoo! was once the target of well-known activist investor Daniel Loeb of Third Point LLC.   A couple weeks ago, Smith ...

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      Mentions: Hedge Fund
    2. Former Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Took A Pay Cut … To $67 Million

      Former Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Took A Pay Cut … To $67 Million

      Business Insider/Julie Bort Oracle chairman, CTO Larry Ellison Along with his new title as CTO, Oracle cofounder Larry Ellison’s tremendous pay package is also trending down. In fiscal 2014, the former CEO earned $67.3 million, mostly in stock options, according to forms filed with the SEC. Specifics are: $1 in salary, $741,384 in “Non-Equity Incentive Plan Compensation,” which most people would ...

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      Mentions: SEC stock options CEO
    3. An Activist Investor Takes Aim At A Multi-Billion Dollar Tech Company

      An Activist Investor Takes Aim At A Multi-Billion Dollar Tech Company

      Wikimedia Paul Singer Elliott Management Corp., a $25 billion activist hedge fund founded by Paul Singer, has spent more than $1 billion to take a 2% ownership of data storage firm EMC, the Wall Street Journal reports. That would make Elliott the fifth-largest shareholder of EMC, which is one of the largest in Elliott’s 37-year history, according to the WSJ. The move is largely seen as an ...

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