Carl Icahn

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There's a secular change happening, which we see as a great opportunity.feedback
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Nov 09 2017
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Carl Icahn is associated, including Donald Trump and Herbalife. Most recently, Carl Icahn has been quoted saying: “Indeed, out of an abundance of caution, the only issues I ever discussed with you were broad matters of policy affecting the refining industry. I never sought any special benefit for any company with which I have been involved, and have only expressed views that I believed would benefit the refining industry as a whole.” in the article Federal Subpoenas Seek Info on Carl Icahn’s Role as Trump Adviser.
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Mar 09 2017

We fully support the actions taken today by the board of AIG.feedback

Mar 01 2017

After considerable analysis and deliberation we determined that we only wanted to own one operating casino property in Atlantic City.feedback

Feb 06 2017

I believe other large investors will similarly have no interest in investing significant amounts in Atlantic City or New Jersey as long as Sweeney is in control of the Senate.feedback

Jan 24 2017

If they are taking advantage of the system, they should be scared. Remember, many of the guys I went after deserved to be scared – but in many cases, I bought stock in companies with managements I liked, and I helped them get things done with recalcitrant boards. It will be a bumpy road. But in the long run he will do a great job with the country.feedback

Jan 20 2017

I think it's going to be a confrontation to some extent. I think that might be a good thing, because it's really going to promote change.feedback

Jan 20 2017

Donald surprised me coming on so strongly about the establishment. I admire him for doing that.feedback

Jan 20 2017

I admire him for not just trying to say, Wow. Let's smooth it over. Let's be buddies.' I mean, he came on extremely strongly and he's giving you a look at what the future, I think, is going to be.feedback

Jan 20 2017

I think you have to break up this establishment. You have to stop the perception which we have in this country that the government is at war with business, that the government doesn't like business and that's what you've had for eight years with Obama.feedback

Jan 09 2017

I really backed Donald. Number one, I think he's smart and I think he's one of the few people that can really shake up the establishment and stop what I consider to be almost idiocy with this overregulation.feedback

Jan 05 2017

It's time to break free of excessive regulation and let our entrepreneurs do what they do best: Create jobs and support communities. President-elect Trump is serious about helping American families, and regulatory reform will be a critical component of making America work again.feedback

Dec 30 2016

I thought it was absurd that the market, the S&P was down 100 points on Trump getting elected. I tried to put a lot more to work, but I couldn't.feedback

Dec 23 2016 - EPA

I believe that in the EPA, concerning regulations relative to refineries, you really need to roll back almost yesterday.feedback

Dec 23 2016 - EPA

If you look at the EPA, which I've talked about quite a bit, there is nothing more absurd – and I've talked about this before – than this regulation concerning the obligated party, being refineries.feedback

Dec 22 2016

If you're asking me am I concerned about the market on the short term. Yeah I'm concerned about it. You can look at so many factors here that you have to worry about. Obviously, if you get into a trade war with China, sooner or later, I think we're going to have to come to grips with that, maybe it's better to do it sooner, but that's not my decision at all. I don't get involved with that.feedback

Dec 22 2016

Investment bankers go to CEOs of companies and say, Look, instead of investing capital, why don't you just buy back your stock, and in three years you'll be out of here and make $50 million. Nobody will criticize you. Instead of building a new factory or new machinery, which will actually help the productivity, which we need so badly in this country.feedback

Dec 22 2016

A lot of companies borrow money or have too much debt on the balance sheet and yet use that money that they get to buy back stock instead of investing in their own company. And that in some way should be controlled.feedback

Dec 22 2016

The market is good now and you see some GDP growth but I think part of that is you have had very low interest rates over the years. But we can't compete in this country and we can't really give good jobs to the middle class because corporations perceive themselves at war with the government.feedback

Dec 22 2016

As the market has been running up like this I've become more hedged. That being said, I still buy things I think are very cheap.feedback

Dec 21 2016

What's happened over the last eight years is companies are afraid to invest because they're afraid of what is going to happen if they invest ... you're afraid that they're going to come in and ruin your business. You can't let the regulators start running the country.feedback

Dec 21 2016

I am proud to serve President-elect Trump as a special advisor on regulatory reform. Under President Obama, America's business owners have been crippled by over $1 trillion in new regulations and over 750 billion hours dealing with paperwork.feedback

Dec 13 2016

Kathy has a history as a proven CEO, and I believe she is the right person to lead Hertz as we move forward. Her consistent track record of successes in consumer and financial services, as well as technology businesses, is impressive.feedback

Dec 08 2016

Sometimes you get these situations where it's almost a no-brainer where the odds are in your favor tremendously. There's absolutely no reason that everybody was saying 'if Trump wins everything is going to fall apart' – which is nonsense.feedback

Dec 08 2016

I did buy a fair amount, I guess in perspective, but not nearly what I should have.feedback

Dec 08 2016 - EPA

I must have met him three or four times because at the first time, I wasn't quite sure that he'd be the perfect guy to really clean that EPA up. What you have to do here is be very tough.feedback

Nov 17 2016

The point I think about Donald is he's a consensus builder, he's a very smart guy.feedback

Nov 17 2016 - Human Rights

There are so many unhappy people around, and the reason they're unhappy is the stagnation. That's why I think, even those that really don't like Trump personally, should give him a shot.feedback

Nov 09 2016

I personally don't believe Donald Trump is bad for the market.feedback

Nov 09 2016

I'm certainly happy about it. I really think it's a very important thing for our economy in general.feedback

Nov 09 2016

It's going to cost the rich guys in New York money, and that's too damn bad. But you have to think about where this country is going to be in the next five, 10 years and you can't have it going the way it's going.feedback

Nov 09 2016

If he doesn't get Florida, it's a real problem. If he gets it, he's got a great shot.feedback

Nov 01 2016

We would like to applaud Michael Johnson for doing a superb job navigating the company through a number of libelous attacks during this period. I am glad he intends to stay meaningfully involved in the company and I fully support the Board's choice of Rich Goudis becoming CEO while Michael remains actively engaged as Executive Chairman.feedback

Oct 18 2016

I still support Donald Trump. I'm not saying he's running a campaign the way I would run it, and I've said to him that he needs to stick to the issues.feedback

Oct 18 2016

Bill Ackman [is] completely wrong. I think Herbalife will be the mother of all short squeezes.feedback

Oct 18 2016

A lot of S&P companies are way overvalued considering the risk premium.feedback

Oct 17 2016

Over my years I've listened to a lot of salacious talk in locker rooms, bachelor parties, et cetera, by a lot of high-level people, some of whom are now supposedly so outraged. All I can do is refer to that great quote, Let he who has not sinned cast the first stone.feedback

Oct 17 2016

I'm not here to say he's running the campaign the way I would run it.feedback

Oct 17 2016

You have some companies where there are unique qualities that aren't apparent ... that are in front of you and you buy. But sometimes that takes years and years and years.feedback

Aug 26 2016

I continue to believe in Herbalife: it's a great model that creates a great number of jobs for people.feedback

Aug 26 2016

He bought another 2.3 million shares of Herbalife and criticized hedge fund manager Bill Ackman for his "Herbalife obsession.feedback

Aug 26 2016

While many investment bankers "frequently make bids for our large positions ... I have never given Jefferies an order to sell any of our Herbalife shares.feedback

Aug 26 2016

I am not commenting on rumors and stories about what I am doing.feedback

Aug 16 2016 - EPA

The RIN market is the quintessential example of a 'rigged' market where large gas station chains, big oil companies and large speculators are assured to make windfall profits at the expense of small and midsized independent refineries which have been designated the 'obligated parties' to deliver RINs.feedback

Aug 09 2016

I think he's right on about the economy. Our country can't exist when the government is at war with business. We have a massive problem and Donald is addressing it. The Democrats are not.feedback

Jan 28 2016 - EBay

We think this is a major move and will greatly enhance shareholder value. I have had several meetings with [CEO] Ursula Burns and applaud and respect her for doing what she believes shareholders want – just as John Donahoe did with eBay and PayPal.feedback

Jan 28 2016

I hope and believe the results will be just as good and also hope that the board and management of AIG will respect the wishes of shareholders the same way, if it turns out, which I think it will, that the majority of shareholders want to see the company split.feedback

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