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Dan Loeb cancels pension confab appearance amid potential protests


The Third Point founder had been accused of "biting the hand that feeds him."

  Third Point founder Dan Loeb
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Third Point founder Dan Loeb may use a poison pen when he's writing about poor corporate leadership, but he's apparently more sensitive when the barbs are about him.

The billionaire said today he had canceled an appearance before some of the country's biggest institutional investors Thursday after it emerged that he would have been confronted by attendees about  his perceived anti-union politics.

The controversy began last week when Matt "Vampire Squid" Taibbi wrote in Rolling Stone of Loeb's affiliation with StudentsFirst, an organization that has