Dell CEO Michael Dell photographed in 2010.
Dell CEO Michael Dell photographed in 2010. - 
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Michael Dell, the 49-year old founder and CEO of the world's No. 3 computer maker, isn't shy about the corporate battle he waged against activist investors to wrest control of his company back into private hands: his hands. "We won. It's great to be a private company again," Dell told Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio.

April may be the cruelest month, but February may be the most baffling when it comes to counting how many people have jobs in America. The government's official tally is released tomorrow. Today, investors have been left guessing with forecasts ranging to the point of meaninglessness. When it comes to counting employed and unemployed, February can be an odd, little month.

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