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April 2009

eBay Dumps StumbleUpon; Skype Next?

StumbleUpon, the recommendation and “discovery” start-up acquired by eBay Inc. nearly two years ago, said Monday that the company has been returned to its founders. The next question: When will Skype leave the eBay fold? In a statement, Stu...

Thomas O. Hicks’ Sports Group defaults on $525 million in loans

Hicks Sports Group, co-owner of the Texas Rangers, the Dallas Stars and Cedar Park Center partner Hicks Sports Marketing, recently entered negotiations with its creditors after defaulting on more than $500 million in loans. The company’s chief operat...

Collapse of talks: Colony Quits MGM Mirage Deal

As the recession takes a toll on gambling getaways, Colony Capital LLC has ended its talks with MGM Mirage, which owns properties from Las Vegas to Detroit to Macau, over a potential investment. Recently, the WSJ reported that MGM Mirage is in talks wi...

March 2009

Legg money manager Bruce Sherman to retire from Private Capital

Private Capital Management co-founder Bruce Sherman, whose bad bets on the media industry led to pressures on his firm’s parent, Legg Mason Inc (LM.N), is retiring at the end of the month, the Wall Street Journal said. Bruce Sherman made prescien...

Ackman's Pershing nominates five to Target board!

Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P. announced today that it notified Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) that certain of its affiliates intend to nominate five candidates for election to the company’s board of directors at its upcoming 2009 Annua...

February 2009

January 2009

Fiat-Chrysler Alliance: All Roads Lead To Turin

Fiat Group, Chrysler LLC and Cerberus Capital Management L.P. Announce Plans for a Global Strategic Alliance. Italian group will provide technological expertise and management services Fiat S.p.A., Chrysler LLC (Chrysler) and Cerberus Capital Managemen...

Circuit City negotiations continue; Golden Gate Capital, Pliego and Hilco Merchant Resources eyes

It seemes Circuit City has failed simply because of bad management and the decisions they made over the years. Just want to make a comment to circuit2. It has good people who work there, poor management and horrible leadership. I do think the some peop...

November 2008

What is The Millionaire Lifestyle Institute?

City Capital Corporation CEO,  Ephren W. Taylor II, launches The Millionaire Lifestyle Institute(TM) (MLI) Thursday, November 13 with co-founders Floyd Williams and Spencer Iverson. MLI is a unique and comprehensive success and wealth training progra...

October 2008

Lazard Capital Management, ex-employees to pay $3 million over gifts to Fidelity traders

Fidelity’s funds have been terrible performers over the last several years, I wouldn’t give them a dime of mine to manage. The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged privately-held, Lazard Capital Markets LLC, provides research, s...

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