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    1. Bill Ackman Has Made Over $2.2 Billion On A Deal That's Arguably A Failure

      Bill Ackman Has Made Over $2.2 Billion On A Deal That's Arguably A Failure

      Irish pharmaceutical company Actavis buying Allergan for for $219 per share in a cash and stock deal  valued at $66 billion.  For months, Allergan has worked to fend off a hostile bid from Canadian pharmaceutical company Valeant and activist investor Bill Ackman. All of Ackman and Valeant's offers had been rejected. The most recent bid for the Botox-maker was  $53 billion. Even though Valeant ...

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    2. Bill Ackman's Hedge Fund Is Crushing It This Year

      Bill Ackman's Hedge Fund Is Crushing It This Year

      Activist investor Bill Ackman, the chief executive of Pershing Square Capital Management, is having a huge year in terms of performance.  According to Bloomberg News' Kelly Bit , Pershing Square is up 33% for the year. Pershing Square's October performance was 0.7%. October was a wild month for the financial markets.  Overall, most fund managers have been struggling to find alpha this year ...

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    3. Facebook Board Member Peter Thiel: Here's The Argument For Why Facebook Will Be More Valuable Than Google

      Facebook Board Member Peter Thiel: Here's The Argument For Why Facebook Will Be More Valuable Than Google

      Facebook board member Peter Thiel has an interesting take on the difference between Facebook and Google. In an interview with Marc Andreessen, another Facebook board member, Thiel said the following: "The bullish argument on Facebook, I would say, is that if Google sort of organizes the world's information, there's some sense in which Facebook has all the information about the world's people. I ...

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