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Ackman Vs. Icahn

The Ira Sohn conference -- one of the world's biggest investing conferences -- is happening now. As expected, stocks have already begun to move.

06:10:01pm: Ackman: Valeant could become the next Berkshire Hathaway.

The bull market that begun after the financial crisis hasn't seen a meaningful correction until now, and this seems to be a growing concern among many investors.

Global X funds has long been known for their smart beta ETFs designed to focus on outperformance above a passive benchmark such as the S&P 500 Index.  

This non-traditional approach has allowed the firm to expand their products to niche markets and unique indexes, which they followed through with once again this week.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is scheduled to report its second quarter results on Monday after market close.

Joel Elconin is the co-host of Benzinga's #PreMarket Prep, a daily trading idea radio show.

Voltari Corp (NASDAQ: VLTC) surged in pre-market trading Friday following its S-8 SEC filing.


The filing was due to an amended and restated Stock Incentive Plan and Long-Term Incentive Plan for executives.

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF)'s managers are hiring personal criminal defense attorneys at "are at risk of going to jail," activist investor Bill Ackman said Monday.

The stock market has continued its six-year march higher so far in 2015, as the S&P 500 climbed about 0.4 percent to new all-time highs in the first quarter. However, investors in these five names have seen their holdings more than double year-to-date.

Penny stock Voltari Corp (NASDAQ: VLTC) was up big time Wednesday morning following revelations that Carl Icahn now owns 52.3 percent of the company. Most recently, Icahn acquired around four million shares through a rights offering at an average price of $1.36.

Tycoons aren't born, they're made through determination and a relentless pursuit of growth, improvement and innovation. Our review of several modern day business and finance tycoons reveals that successful business innovators have more than brilliant minds and a strong desire for autonomy.

Hedge fund billionaire Bill Ackman is increasingly bullish on Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE: VRX).

Joel Elconin is the co-host of Benzinga's #PreMarket Prep, a daily trading idea radio show.

Joel Elconin is the co-host of Benzinga's #PreMarket Prep, a daily trading idea radio show.

Carl Icahn in a letter published Thursday blasted Taj Mahal's INITEHERE Health plan and the employees union organization.

A U.S. District Judge said that a group of shareholders led by pension funds did not show that questions raised about Herbalife Ltd.'s (NYSE: HLF) business practices concluded that the company fraudulently inflated its stock price.

Speaking to Benzinga, Forbes Real Estate Investor Editor Brad Thomas commented on an unconfirmed rumor that investor Carl Icahn took a stake in Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE: BBY) and wanted to spinoff its real estate assets into a REIT.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE: VRX) has raised its bid for Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SLXP) to $173 per share from $158 per share.

Update: At 6:56pm, Herbalife issued a response to reports "that individuals involved in the campaign orchestrated by Bill Ackman are under criminal investigation." The full statement can be seen here.

Herbalife Ltd (NYSE: HLF) was higher in early trading as the company announced that CEO Michael Johnson will exercise 1.77 million stock options that were set to expire in March and April 2015. The CEO will hold all the stock, minus amounts that will be used to cover taxes.

Who will be the next Apple? What company with what disruptive idea will turn the world of technology upside down? In this series, Benzinga interviewed CEOs of several technology startups that are making waves today in hopes of making a difference tomorrow.

Interested in learning more about Apple? Find out how you can have the world's top Apple analyst answer your questions LIVE on Benzinga's #PreMarket Prep show this Friday, March 6 at 8:35 a.m. ET by going here.

Icahn Enterprises LP (NYSE: IEP) on Friday reported its fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2014 results.

Time Warner Inc (NYSE: TWX) CEO Jeff Bewkes has said that the company won't spin out HBO, but could a nudge from Carl Icahn change that?

As the deadline for fourth quarter 13Fs arrived on Tuesday, Carl Icahn disclosed his long equity positions through December 31, 2014.

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