Herbalife: the ultimate financial plaything

A news headline displaying "Herbalife" is seen under the DowJones electronic ticker at Times Square

A news headline displaying "Herbalife" is seen under the DowJones electronic ticker at Times Square in New York January 9, 2013. The fight over nutritional supplements company Herbalife gained intensity and drama on Wednesday as hedge fund titans Daniel Loeb and William Ackman are now squaring off. Simply put, Loeb is betting Herbalife will flourish while Ackman is betting it will falter. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton