Icahn launches Oxy board takeover bid over $38bn Anadarko deal


Famed activist investor Carl Icahn on Wednesday launched a bid to shake up Occidental Petroleum's board over the $38 billion acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum, which has battered Oxy's stock price and the value of Icahn's holdings in the Houston oil company.


As Oxy acquisition looms, Anadarko workers drown sorrows, update resumes


The Refuge Bar & Bistro, just a short walk from Anadarko Petroleum's headquarters, is becoming a place for Anadarko workers to drown their sorrows as they update resumés and contemplate the future of The Woodlands without its flagship employer, which recently agreed to be acquired by Occidental Petroleum.


Occidental’s Anadarko bid is ‘very bad idea’


Occidental Petroleum Corp.’s rival takeover offer for Anadarko Petroleum Corp. drew critical initial reviews from some analysts, including Mizuho Securities USA LLC’s Paul Sankey, who said major investors have told him they won’t support the bid.


Anadarko changed CEO’s potential payout before Chevron deal


Anadarko Petroleum Corp. tweaked terms determining severance payments for senior executives the day before Chevron Corp.’s $33 billion buyout offer was announced, setting up Chief Executive Officer Al Walker to collect millions of dollars of additional compensation if he leaves the company.