EBay is in active negotiations with activists Starboard and Elliott that could open the door to breaking up the company into separate businesses.
Activist situations can take a long time to play out, that is if they don't fizzle out completely.
Here's what you need to know in the markets.
Jim Cramer weighs in on Davos, earnings season, Johnson & Johnson and Elliott's stake in eBay.
Starboard wants Dollar Tree to explore a sale of Family Dollar and wants the dollar-store chain to sell items for more than $1.
Shares jump after the company announces it's considering a possible sale of its business.
The investment banker explained why activists seeking to take control of boards need to provide a compelling reason to forgo the "checks and balances" position that would come with a minority slate.
In today's podcast Activist Trading, TheDeal's Ron Orol talks with an activism lawyer about defending the company against an ex-CEO and founder of the business.
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