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Bruised, Herbalife swings back at an accuser

Without government action, a resolution of the fight between Mr Ackman (above) and Herbalife is unclear. Investors and consumers, meanwhile, may struggle to separate fact from spin.

New York

THIS Wall Street brawl began with a billion-dollar bet.

Then, William Ackman, the investor who landed the first blow with his bet against Herbalife, escalated the fight. He called the multibillion-dollar nutritional supplements company a "pyramid scheme", likening its