A look back at the 'fear index'

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  • Ackman: I'll fight Herbalife with personal fortune 

    Where does Bill Ackman draw the line between responsibility to his investors and his personal dispute with nutritional supplement company Herbalife?

  • Why regulators haven't shut down Herbalife 

    Despite the mountains of evidence that Bill Ackman presented against Herbalife and its distributors, regulators haven't made much more than a peep about investigating the company.

  • Herbalife: The next for-profit college scam? 

    It was an investor that helped reform for-profit colleges in the United States. Bill Ackman says Herbalife is a 'for-profit education scam for really poor people.'

  • Explaining Herbalife's alleged 'pyramid scheme' 

    Activist investor Bill Ackman made a 3 hour presentation slamming Herbalife and its practices. He boils down the argument for Cristina Alesci.

  • Ackman: 'Don't know if I'll do another' Herbalife 

    Bill Ackman says 'the rewards are probably not great enough to justify the time and the energy' battling over Herbalife. Does it feel like Wall Street vs. Bill Ackman?

  • Comcast: Poor service, good stock 

    A lot of people hate their cable company and talk about cutting the cord. But are they just ditching video and still using broadband access to watch Netflix? It looks that way from Comcast earnings.

  • Tobacco stocks up in smoke 

    A Florida jury wants R.J. Reynolds to pay more than$23.5 billion in damages to a widow of a smoker. That number will likely be reduced. But it highlights a risk for cigarette companies just as Reynolds and Lorillard look to merge.

  • World markets rattled by downing of plane 

    With stock markets near record highs, geopolitical events around the world are giving investors the jitters.

  • Don't bet against Jeff Bezos! 

    Amazon's Kindle Unlimited may seem like another risky move by the company that could hurt profit margins in the short-term. But take the long view. Bezos has been rarely wrong over the past 15 years.

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