Icahn Is Said to Weigh a Proxy Fight at Yahoo

Carl C. Icahn is said to have asked about new merger talks.Carl C. Icahn, the billionaire investor and activist shareholder, is considering a proxy fight for seats on the Yahoo board in hopes of pushing the company to restart talks to sell itself to Microsoft, people who have held discussions with him said on Tuesday.Mr. Icahn’s interest comes less than two weeks after Microsoft withdrew a $47.5 billion offer for Yahoo after being rebuffed. The deadline for board nominations is Thursday.

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