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eBay to shed enterprise business for $925 million

Just before eBay and PayPal will split up Friday, eBay signs a deal to ditch another distraction from its focus on its marketplace.

By July 16, 2015


Carl Icahn drops Apple buyback proposal

After Apple's move to repurchase $14 billion in shares, the activist investor says it makes no sense to continue on with his buyback proposal.

By February 10, 2014


Proxy adviser backs Apple in stock buyback fight with Icahn

Institutional Shareholder Services tells clients that the activist investor's buyback proposal is unnecessary in light of recent stock repurchases and dividend payouts.

By February 9, 2014


Apple's stock buyback not a lasting tonic, says analyst

JP Morgan's Mark Moskowitz would rather see Apple pour more of its cash into new products and services.

By February 7, 2014


Apple goes big with a $14 billion stock buyback

With an upcoming shareholder meeting where investors will be asked to vote on share repurchases, the tech giant announces a major buyback.

By February 6, 2014


Icahn disses Apple board for not boosting stock buyback

The billionaire investor tweets that Apple's board is doing a "great disservice to shareholders."

By January 22, 2014


Qualcomm feels investor pressure to spin off chip business

Activist investor Jana Partners has asked the chipmaker to divide its chip and patent licensing businesses in hopes of boosting Qualcomm's sagging share prices.

By April 13, 2015


Icahn beats Apple buyback drum (again) with new proposal

The investor files a "precatory proposal" to Apple calling for shareholders to vote on the terms of its buyback program.

By December 4, 2013


Verizon sheds select wireline assets, cell towers for $15.5B

Frontier Communications will pick up parts of Verizon's landline business, while American Tower will pick up the rights to 11,300 cellular towers.

By February 5, 2015


Carl Icahn to Apple: Now's time for $150B stock buyback

The effect of that buyback could be dramatic, Icahn says in letter to CEO Tim Cook: in three years, Apple's share price could swell to $1,250.

By October 24, 2013