Carl Icahn, founder of Icahn & Co., speaks at the Wharton Economic Summit in New York in this February 1, 2006, file photo. Billionaire investor Icahn has secured one out of four board seats he sought at drugmaker Forest Laboratories Inc in a bitter proxy fight, according to an early tally of shareholder votes at the company's annual meeting on August 15, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS)
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First Read ends the week with news China Huarong Asset Management gets the greenlight for $3 bln IPO, Facebook hits new milestone: 1 bln people used the social network on a single day and Donald Trump says most dealmakers are miserable but Carl Icahn is nice.

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First Read ends the week with news the Dow sinks to its lowest point since February, Apple helps push U.S. watch sales to biggest drop in seven years and Apollo doubles real estate AUM with big transaction.

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In Second Opinion, the rate of homeownership plummets to its lowest point in 25 years, Iron Mountain is planning on acquiring Recall Holdings for about $2.2 billion and Jane Gooddall says SeaWorld should be closed down.

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This morning’s First Read has news about protests breaking out in New York after a cop is cleared in chokehold death, Google beats Apple in TV streaming and NASA ushers in a new era with Orion launch.

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In Second Opinion, the iPhone 6 is way more popular than the iPhone 6 plus, the Onion goes up for sale, Microsoft is launching a web-based version of Skype and the first women-focused venture summit has been postponed until next year.

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In Second Opinion, Carl Icahn sells his entire stake in Family Dollar Stores, should universities get involved in venture capital and Michael Bloomberg is returning to lead the company he founded.

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In Second Opinion, Sheryl Sandberg pledges to give away half of her fortune, why Apple is supposedly buying Beats Electronics, the new interim CEO of the L.A. Clippers and execs sells Twitter shares. Happy Mother’s Day everyone!

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Blackstone Ends Bid for Dell – Sources

(Reuters) – Blackstone Group LP has ended its pursuit of Dell Inc., three people familiar with the matter said on Thursday, easing the way for founder Michael Dell and his private equity partner Silver Lake to go ahead with a $24.4 billion deal to acquire the world’s No. 3 PC maker.

Commercial Metals Rejects Billionaire Investor Offer

Commercial Metals Co has rejected billionaire investor Carl Icahn’s $1.73 billion bid to buy out the metals recycler, writes Reuters. The company said the offer substantially undervalued the business and was “opportunistic,” reports Reuters. (Reuters) – Commercial Metals Co rejected billionaire investor Carl Icahn’s $1.73 billion bid to buy out the metals recycler, saying the […]

Icahn Sells Motorola Shares

Activist investor Carl Icahn reported in a regulatory filing that he sold 2.9 million shares of Motorola Mobility Holdings for $114 million, writes Reuters. The 2.9 million shares were sold at a slightly lower price than Google’s offer of $40 a share for Motorola Mobility, according to Reuters. (Reuters) – Activist investor Carl Icahn reported […]

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