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Icahn makes bid

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bid for Oshkosh

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is making an unsolicited bid for truckmaker Oshkosh Corp. that values the company at almost $3 billion. Icahn says he also plans to nominate his own slate of directors in a bid for control of the company.

IPOs market

gets new life

After a string of disappointing debuts, the IPO market is showing signs of life. Shares of four newly public companies each shot up more than 20 percent Thursday on their first trading day. The companies were Realogy, owner of Century 21; Shutterstock, an online photo provider; Kythera, a developer of shots to treat double chins; and Intercept Pharmaceuticals, a developer of drugs for liver diseases.

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