Following the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index’s record high in November, will stocks continue their ascent amid what’s likely to be lackluster global expansion in 2014? In September, the U.S. Federal Reserve’s unexpected delay in tapering its stimulus program whipsawed debt markets. Where should bond investors go for returns?
Michael Dell, who along with Silver Lake Management LLC is fighting to win shareholder approval of their $24.6 billion buyout offer for Dell Inc., agreed to an interview by e-mail. He discussed the method for counting shareholder votes, the opposition to the deal by Carl Icahn and his plans for the company he founded. Shareholders are scheduled to vote on Aug. 2. This is a complete transcript of the questions and his replies.
For Philip Falcone, the price of hanging on to his dream of building a wireless broadband network is a new, tougher settlement with U.S. regulators that requires him to admit wrongdoing and bans him from the hedge-fund industry that made him a billionaire.