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Activists are shaking up these companies

William Ackman’s vow to hammer Herbalife a death blow didn’t go anywhere. But that doesn’t mean investors can ignore the actions of activists.

Activists are having a pretty good — albeit not great — year. 407 more words


The Definitive Ranking of Dudes Covering "Royals"

Between scowling at a Cubs games and ending up a meme, Jack White found time to cover Lorde’s “Royals” this week. The news wasn’t all that surprising for two reasons: White has been covering pop songs, like… 537 more words


Zillow, Trulia surge on merger rumor

Shares of rival real-estate websites Trulia and Zillow surged Thursday after Bloomberg News reported the two companies were in merger talks.

Citing people with knowledge of the matter, the report said Zillow… 122 more words


All-time highs! The 18 stocks making it happen

A record there. A new high there. It’s all starting to blur together now that the Standard & Poor’s 500 notches yet another high and makes a serious run at 2,000. 304 more words


'Lucy,' 'Nikita,' and the State of the Female Action Movie

There is a scene about halfway into Luc Besson’s Lucy where Scarlett Johansson’s title character strides down a luxury hotel hallway in slow-motion, a gun in each hand, as the operatic music favored by the film’s supervillian swells on the soundtrack. 1,015 more words


What If 'Boyhood' Were 'Girlhood'? A Thought Experiment

“Fuck Boyhood, where’s Girlhood?” Critical responses to Richard Linklater’s new film have been rhapsodic, to the extent that The Guardian recently ran a piece… 1,212 more words


10 long-time loser stocks roaring back

Three years is a long time to sit around on dead money while everyone else is getting rich from stocks. But now investors are starting to score from stocks springing back from a long period of suffering. 582 more words