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    1. Tech Takeovers - Xerox Launches a Takeover Bid for Hp

      Tech Takeovers - Xerox Launches a Takeover Bid for Hp

      It is an attempt to burnish tech royalty whose glory has faded I F THE BOARD won’t agree, try the shareholders directly. After nearly a year of advances, on March 2nd Xerox made a formal tender offer for HP , a much bigger rival computer-and-printer-maker. It is willing to pay HP ’s shareholders $24 a share, valuing the company at $35bn. That is a third higher than its market capitalisation before Xerox made its intentions clear in November—and five times that of Xerox itself...

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    2. Activist Investors Go After a German industrial Icon - Steeling itself

      Activist Investors Go After a German industrial Icon - Steeling itself

      FEW industrial scenes offer the drama of a steelworks in full flow. Perched high in a cabin, a technician guides a bucket the size of a house to send 250 tons of lava-like molten metal into a vast crucible. As a roar echoes across a gargantuan hall, a pile of scrap slides into the mixture. Plumes of illuminated smoke rise. Sparks like giant fireflies tumble down. ThyssenKrupp’s steelmaking plant in Duisburg makes 30,000 tons of the metal daily...

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    3. The activists’ cookbook

      The activists’ cookbook

      THE car park was nearly full and there was a queue for tables when your correspondent popped into a Red Lobster restaurant just off a busy highway in Decatur, east of Atlanta. For good reason: Red Lobster offers decent-value fare in a smart if somewhat bland atmosphere: low lights, leather banquettes, lots of nautical flags and polished wood. A family of four can dine on shrimp, scallops and lobster for around $65...

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