Stocks are were higher, with both the Dow and S&P 500 setting new records following earnings reports from 5 of the Dow's 30 members.
The activist investor is is adding his bid, as he believes CEO Michael Dell is getting away with the company too cheaply.
Bank earnings will set the tone for US trading, as well as inflation and consumer sentiment data.
However, that kingdom continues to shrink as more people use smartphones and tablets.
US markets were mixed as the tech-heavy Nasdaq slipped into negative ground right near noon.
Michael Dell's bid gets key backing from Institutional Shareholder Services as shareholders get set to vote soon.
Stocks are higher following a better-than-expected monthly jobs report.
The latest obstacles for the CEO and private-equity firm Silver Lake come as Carl Icahn continues to gain momentum.
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