Blackstone Group Out Of Race To Buy DellBuyout specialist Blackstone Group has abruptly ended its courtship of Dell Inc. less than a month after saying it intended to trump a deal with the slumping computer maker's CEO, according to a report published late Thursday.
JCPenney Looks To Raise $1 Billion In CashA published report said that JCPenney is consulting with bankers at Blackstone Group on how the struggling department store chain can raise $1 billion in cash.
Dell Board Considers 2 New Buyout OffersDell plans to negotiate with Blackstone Group and Carl Icahn over acquisition bids for the computer maker that rival a bid of over $24 billion from investors led by Michael Dell.
Dell Deal May Face CompetitionIs Michael Dell's attempt to gain more control over his company about to turn into a financial tug-of-war? The answer could come Friday, as other offers may top his $24.4 billion deal.

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