The biggest business feuds of 2013

What goes around comes around, at least in 2013. This year has been one of contentious deals, big tech smack-talking, and investor name-calling. A look at the highlights, the lowlights, and how it all ties together.

Bill Ackman vs. Dan Loeb

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Icahn wasn't the only one to pile onto Ackman and his losing bet on Herbalife. Shortly after Ackman announced he was shorting the company, another high-profile hedge fund manager, Dan Loeb, bought up shares of Herbalife. He called Ackman's arguments "preposterous."

Loeb sold his shares a few months later for a profit, but continued to stick it to Ackman. In July, Loeb posted from his Bloomberg terminal, "New HLF product: The Herbalife Enema, administered by Uncle Carl." Ackman said he was disappointed in his former friend.

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