New Trump administration rule limits large banks' ability to turn away business

Jan 15, 2021
Large banks can't deny services to businesses, like gun-makers and oil drillers, just based on what they do.
The rule prohibits large banks from refusing to lend to certain business sectors, after Republicans voiced frustration at what they saw as a reluctance by banks to finance gun-makers and energy firms.
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How to invest in a better world

A US SIF report sheds light on the criteria investors use to profit society and the environment as well as their portfolios.
Climate change and carbon was the number one issue for money managers in a report on environmental, social and governance investing from the US SIF Foundation.
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Why Bill Ackman sees activist investing as a moral crusade

For the Pershing Square Capital Management CEO, activist investing is just as much a moral calling as it is a lucrative one
Bill Ackman attends the Hamptons International Film Festival SummerDocs Series screening of 'Betting On Zero' at Guild Hall on August 6, 2016 in East Hampton, New York.
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The cage-rattling strategy of Carl Icahn

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Dec 30, 2015
He got Pep Boys for $1 billion. But even if he had lost, Icahn would have won.

Cabela's is weighing a sale

Dec 3, 2015
The whole sporting goods sector is down, but partially kept afloat by gun sales.

Is there another tech bubble on the verge of bursting?

Apr 23, 2014
One famed activist investor says there is a tech bubble and he's betting against it.

PODCAST: Activist investors

Apr 22, 2014
Netflix is planning to raise prices on new members. And Earth day, at 44, may be a little tired.

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Activist investors help shareholders, right?

Apr 22, 2014
A new study says activist investors generated 48 percent average gain for companies they targeted.