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Carl Icahn unveils new proposal for Dell

Computer firm’s board gets offer

NEW YORK — Billionaire investor Carl Icahn proposes that Dell shareholders get a chance to own a bigger stake in the struggling computer maker in an effort to thwart an attempt by the company’s founder to buy it for $24.4 billion and take it private.

Icahn, who owns a nearly 9 percent stake in Dell, now wants shareholders to get warrants plus the cash he had recommended for shareholders.

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