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Apple splitting stock 7:1; earnings top expectations

cnbc.com — Apple is expected to release its next generation iPhone in the fall, according to various news reports, although Taiwan's Industrial and Commercial Times reported Tuesday that the 5.5-inch version of the device will be delayed until 2015 because of battery issues. Apple did not respond to CNBC's request for comment on the report.

Carl Icahn defends Bill Ackman, slams Marty Lipton

cnbc.com — Read More Icahn on his legacy-planting activist funds Icahn also weighed in on another longtime adversary, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz founding partner Marty Lipton. "Marty Lipton I think is just dead wrong," Icahn said of the corporate lawyer's negative views on activist investors. "Lipton continues to say 'they're short termist, they're no good.'
.@Carl_C_Icahn Yup, I'd consider partnering w/ a corporate to buy a target, like Ackman/Allegan cnbc.com/id/101606443
.@Carl_C_Icahn says he'd consider collaborating with a company to buy another, just like Ackman/Valeant for Allergan cnbc.com/id/101606443
RT @matt_levine: Weird that so few stories include the words "shortly after taking sips from a martini passed to him while on camera" cnbc.com/id/101606443
RT @matt_levine: Weird that so few stories include the words "shortly after taking sips from a martini passed to him while on camera" cnbc.com/id/101606443
RT @matt_levine: Weird that so few stories include the words "shortly after taking sips from a martini passed to him while on camera" cnbc.com/id/101606443
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'Poison pill' won't disrupt Allergan deal: Investor Ackman

cnbc.com — Scott Eells | Bloomberg | Getty Images Activist investor Bill Ackman told CNBC Tuesday that Allergan's adoption of a poison-pill defense does not necessarily make the unsolicited $46 billion takeover that he and Valeant Pharmaceuticals are pursuing more difficult. Valeant Chairman and CEO J. Michael Pearson said he's "disappointed," but believes the deal will get done.
Ackman's lawyer was former director of enforcement at the SEC and gave the green light. cnbc.com/id/101605405#_…
Apparently one can trade on inside info as long as it didn't come from breaching fiduciary duty/confidentiality cnbc.com/id/101605405#_…
Ackman explains why his deal with Valeant is not front-running/insider trading cnbc.com/id/101605405#_…
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First lady announcing one-stop job site for vets

cnbc.com — WASHINGTON (AP) - Aiming to streamline employment resources for people leaving the military, the government is creating an integrated website that can help job-seekers create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database of veterans and their spouses for companies to mine for skills and talents.

Nikkei down on TPP disappointment: StanChart

cnbc.com — Manpreet Gill, Senior Investment Strategist at Standard Chartered Bank, attributes the decline of Japanese shares to the lack of a TPP agreement during U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Tokyo.
Disappointment re #TPP sends Nikkei down. And why investors should care about trade deals video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video…

Apple earnings: Don't expect surprises as consumers await iPhone 6

cnbc.com — Apple is expected to report fiscal second-quarter earnings of $10.18 per share-which is just 1 percent growth year over year-on revenue of $43.53 billion, according to a survey of analysts by Thomson Reuters. The iPhone maker has forecast its revenue would fall to between $42 billion and $44 billion in the quarter, no better than it did in the same period last year.
RT @CadieThompson: Apple earnings are out after the bell, try and control yourselves. $AAPL cnbc.com/id/101603414
come and get it RT @CadieThompson Apple earnings are out after the bell, try and control yourselves. $AAPL cnbc.com/id/101603414
RT @CadieThompson: Apple earnings are out after the bell, try and control yourselves. $AAPL cnbc.com/id/101603414
Apple earnings are out after the bell, try and control yourselves. $AAPL cnbc.com/id/101603414

Alstom denies takeover GE talk

cnbc.com — Drugmakers eager to satisfy shareholders are wheeling, dealing, and in one case even making trades like a pro sports team looking to shake up its roster.

Apple's stock split: Nice, but where's the product?

cnbc.com — "Anyone can do financial engineering," said Chowdhry. If anything, the move shows that Apple's board is aware of the fact that the company has lost billions in market share since Tim Cook took over, Chowdry said. Apple needs to create product, Chowdry said. Consumers don't care about the stock, and are asking "where's my iWatch?"

My Herbalife short is looking much better: Ackman

cnbc.com — Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg| Getty Images Activist investor Bill Ackman told CNBC on Wednesday that his losses from betting against Herbalife have been "more than cut in half" based on the recent downturn of the nutritional supplement company's stock. "This is unfortunately a very bad company, causing a lot of harm," Ackman said in a " Squawk Box" interview.

Cost of attending a wedding surges 75 percent

cnbc.com — Thomas Barwick | Stone | Getty Images The total then goes to $701, with $308 of that going to travel and accommodations, and $164 toward clothing and accessories. Read More Groupon can save you $10K on an engagement ring Costs are slightly higher for members of the wedding party, an average of $618.

Didn't like Coke equity plan but abstained in shareholder vote

cnbc.com — Warren Buffett said he thinks Coca-Cola's controversial equity compensation plan was excessive, but Berkshire Hathaway abstained in the shareholders vote. Earlier today, the company said 83 percent of shareholders approved the plan. Critics said it would dilute the holdings of current shareholders too much. - By CNBC's Alex Crippen.
RT @alexcrippen: Warren Buffett tells CNBC stocks are in wide "zone of reasonableness" .. not too frothy now cnb.cx/1iMGbGt
Warren Buffett tells CNBC stocks are in wide "zone of reasonableness" .. not too frothy now cnb.cx/1iMGbGt

Mortgage activity drops, but average loan size at record

cnbc.com — Despite warmer weather, relatively stable interest rates and more homes coming on the market, mortgage applications fell 3.3 percent last week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Applications to refinance were down 4 percent week-to-week on a seasonally adjusted basis, while applications for loans to purchase a home were down 3 percent.
Mortgage activity drops, but average loan size at record fw.to/y31x1dU
RT @CNBC: Mortgage activity drops, but average loan size at record: cnb.cx/1nGa37Y
Weekly #mortgage applications drop -- both refi and purchase apps. No major move in rates. cnbc.com/id/101604588 @MBAMortgage

The 10 worst jobs for 2014

cnbc.com — More From Where The Jobs Are Dangerous, stressful - and loving it Who has the worst job? Hey, put your hand down-you don't even know the criteria yet! CareerCast is out with their annual list of the 10 best and 10 worst jobs for 2014.
Think you have the worst job? Check the list! Number 5 isn't too shabby. cnbc.com/id/101607345

Apple earnings: Jim Cramer goes inside the surprise

cnbc.com — Apple approved another $30 billion in share buybacks through the end of 2015 and it also approved a roughly 8 percent increase in its quarterly dividend to $3.29 per share. Activist investor Carl Icahn, who had famously called on the iPhone maker to boost its buyback program, tweeted his approval of the move on Wednesday.
RT @jameswneal: "I don't know a soul who expected anything so shocking from Apple," said Jim Cramer. fw.to/4GVbTsj

Risqué names reap rewards for some companies

cnbc.com — Corin and Brian Mullins thought they had a good name for their debut product, a nonallergenic, high-fiber breakfast cereal, until a supremely satisfied customer called to praise the product's effectiveness. "Holy crap," the customer began. After Ms. Mullins hung up, she and her husband enjoyed a good laugh.
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