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Hostile Takeover Volume Is Up

If one subscribes to the view that corporate executives are better-informed about the short-term future of our economic performance, then the recent spate of hostile offers for public companies suggests that stock prices are too low.  Only the opportunity to improve future earnings via an inexpensive acquisition could motivate so many corporations to deal with…

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Southwest Airlines Buys Airtran

Low cost air travel provider Southwest Airlines is acquiring low cost air travel provider Airtran, which makes many consumers concerned that their air travel costs will rise. By positioning oneself to earn a profit from the completion of the transaction, an investor can make an investment that hedges the coming increase in ticket prices. Earlier…