There are reasons for both shareholders and bondholders to be alarmed by this transaction -- albeit, different reasons.
Facebook's latest earnings set the stock soaring, giving the CEO's personal fortune a nice boost in one day.
Stocks are mixed, with the post-earnings advance from Apple helping the Nasdaq stay in positive territory.
The industry overall has been speeding along in 2013.
5 reasons the computer maker's stock is worth less than $9.
The special committee now has extra time to convince skeptical investors of the merits of the $13.65-a-share leveraged buyout.
A decent report on jobless claims and gains for IBM and financial stocks fuel the rally. Big tech stocks pull back. Microsoft and Google earnings disappoint.
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