Business briefs: Carl Icahn and Motorola

The billionaire financier may not have succeeded in his fierce campaign to land a seat on Motorola Inc.’s board, but Icahn said he plans to retain his 2.9 percent stake in the world’s No. 2 cell-phone company and hasn’t ruled out another board bid next year. Icahn, a vocal critic of the board, announced his campaign in January, saying he wanted to increase the company’s debt level.

THE EURO ZONE

The euro is rising, unemployment is falling and the economy of the 13 EU nations that use the common currency is keeping pace with last year, in contrast with the United States, where growth is slowing and the dollar keeps falling. As Europe’s economy has chugged along, a string of rate increases by the European Central Bank has helped keep inflation in check.

businessBusiness & Real Estate

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

BART Ambassadors are being called on to assist riders in social situations that don’t require police force. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Unarmed BART ambassadors program formalized with a focus on community service

Public safety and police reform are key elements in campaigns of Board members Dufty and Simon

On Oct. 13, people lined up to vote early for the presidential election in Southlake, Texas. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>
<ins></ins>
Five things to watch for in the run-up to Nov. 3

Down-ballot races, as much as the presidency, will determine the future course of this nation

WeChat (Shutterstock)
U.S. District Court denies Trump request to shutdown WeChat app

A federal judge in San Francisco denied a request by the U.S.… Continue reading

School board members Gabriela Lopez (left) and Alison Collins (right) say they have been the subject of frequent hateful, racist and sexist attacks during their time on the school board. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F Examiner)
Angered by Lowell decision, SFUSD grad targets school board members with violent imagery

Facebook page depicts two women of color on board with swastikas and x-marks on their faces

Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer, a former school board member, said it was ‘ridiculous’ that the school district did not yet have a plan to reopen. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Supervisors demand SFUSD set a timeline for reopening

Pressure grows on district to resume in-person learning as The City’s COVID-19 case count goes down

Most Read