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Did private equity hurt Hertz? Not so fast, Dan says.

Icahn and Southeastern say they plan to bid for Dell.

Yo! Yo! Yo! Randy Jackson is leaving American Idol.

Apple supplier Pegatron is hiring 40,000 new workers.

Netflix’s amazing growth and AOL’s dismal decline.

What a straight man learned from working at Victoria’s Secret.

Amazon is developing a Smartphone with a 3-D screen.

Microsoft offers to buy Nook Media for $1 billion.

Bill Gates paid $30.8 million for a da Vinci manuscript.

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