Hedge funds set their sights on local newspapers

Jan 15, 2019
A fund has offered $1.3 billion for Gannett, publisher of USA Today. Critics say beware.

Sears explores what assets it might sell

May 15, 2018
Sears has formed a special committee to explore selling off more parts of the struggling business. What assets still have value? The Kenmore appliance brand, for one, and Sears Home Services, a home improvement business. But the company has already…

Connecticut's budget gap will likely hurt social service recipients

Aug 7, 2017
Some lawmakers are eyeing the hedge fund industry as a potential piggy bank.
Barbara Deindorfer said she's concerned for her brother John's future without state services.
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Bill Ackman's billion-dollar bet against Herbalife

Mar 16, 2017
'Betting on Zero' documents the not-so-simple story of Ackman's attempts to short the nutrition company's stock.
The documentary film “Betting on Zero” chronicles investor Bill Ackman’s billion-dollar bet against the nutrition and weight management company Herbalife.
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Political donations from hedge funds reach record high

Jun 1, 2016
Political donations from hedge funds up 50% so far this presidential election.
Ted Peters is chairman of the Bluestone Financial Institutions Group in Wayne, PA.
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Top hedge fund managers still making bank despite the market

May 10, 2016
The top 25 highest-earning hedge fund managers pulled in a collective $12.94 billion last year.
Kenneth Griffin tied for the top spot of highest-earning hedge fund managers this year.
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Turns out hedge funds have an incentive to control drug prices

Apr 25, 2016
Hedge funds are joining groups who want to lower prescription prices for consumers.
Big Pharma doesn't like the patent review board. But organizations that want to lower prescription prices for consumers love it, and they're being joined in their fight by people who aren't usually seen as champions of consumer rights — hedge fund managers.
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It's a rough time to be a hedge fund

Mar 18, 2016
A record number of funds closed up shop last year.
With volatile markets and lots of closures in 2015, it's a hard time to be a hedge fund.
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Hedge fund managers spend it up for candidates

Mar 11, 2016
Ted Cruz and Hilary Clinton are the top recipients of hedge-fund campaign dollars.
Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, who is one of the top recipients of hedge-fund campaign dollars.
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