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Herbalife Taste Test: Tastes Great or Less Filling for Formula 1 Shake?

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By Julia La Roche and William Wei

Herbalife (HLF) has been in the news a lot lately because its stock is in the the middle of a heated hedge fund battle between Bill Ackman and Carl Icahn.

Late last year, Ackman, who runs $12 billion Pershing Square Capital Management, publicly declared that he's shorting $1 billion worth of Herbalife stock.

Ackman believes that the company is a "pyramid scheme" that targets lower income individuals. As a result, he thinks regulators, specifically the Federal Trade Commission, will be persuaded to investigate it and shut it down.

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His rival, Carl Icahn, purchased a massive stake in the company and said that he thinks Ackman will be the victim of the "mother of all short squeezes."

Herbalife is a multi-level marketing firm that sells nutritional products such as weight loss shakes and vitamins. We decided to try Herbalife's Formula 1 shake, the company's best selling product.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/we-tried-herbalife-2013-8#ixzz2blmQHw2w

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