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  • BOMBARDIER INC SHARES JUMP 5.8 PERCENT TO C $2.75 IN EARLY TRADING AFTER REUTERS REPORT IT IS EXPLORING OPTIONS FOR RAIL BUSINESS.

  • April 10- General Electric Co said it would sell the bulk of its real estate portfolio to investors including Blackstone Group and Wells Fargo& Co for $26.5 billion, in the biggest commercial real estate deal since 2007.. The stock rose nearly 2 percent on Thursday after the Wall Street Journal first reported that the company was close to selling its real estate...

  • *China's foreign-currency denominated B share market surges. SHANGHAI, April 10- Shares in China and Hong Kong rose on Friday and looked set for solid gains on the week as tepid inflation data reinforced expectations of more policy easing. China's annual consumer inflation rate stayed flat at 1.4 percent, data showed early in the day, while producer prices...

  • *Alcoa, Bed Bath& Beyond both fall after results. NEW YORK, April 9- U.S. stocks edged higher on Thursday as a rebound in the price of crude oil lifted energy shares, though strength in the U.S. dollar and uncertainty over the coming earnings season limited the day's gains. Alcoa Inc, whose report is considered the informal start to earnings season, fell 3.9 percent to...

  • April 9- Discussions over a takeover by Intel Corp of smaller chip maker Altera Corp have ended as the companies were unable to agree on price, a person familiar with the matter said, but Altera shares rose, suggesting it is still a potential target. Altera's shares surged 4 percent at $43.75 in afternoon trading on Nasdaq after earlier falling as much as 8 percent.

  • BUZZ-Wearable camera makers: Shares continue to rise Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 11:31 AM ET

    **Digital Ally Inc up 12.9 pct at $15.80, Image Sensing Systems Inc up 9.3 pct at $2.89. **More than 1.3 mln Digital Ally shares traded by 11:00 a.m. ET, double their 10- day average. **Up to Wednesday's close, Digital Ally stock had more than doubled in past 12 months, while Image Sensing had fallen 42 pct.

  • Shell gambles on rocky Brazil, Petrobras with BG bid Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 9:49 AM ET
    A Petrobas platform at the Brasfels shipyard in Angra dos Reis, about 115 miles west of Rio de Janeiro.

    Shell’s $69 billion bid for BG Group could increase its exposure to Brazil at a time when the country appears to be destabilizing and stagnating.

  • Shell’s BG deal: The biggest oil price bet yet? Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 4:19 AM ET
    An oil pump jack in the oil town of Gonzales, Texas.

    Shell’s £47 billion ($69 billion) agreed deal for energy company BG Group has already sent shares in the UK energy utility up nearly 40 percent.

  • Fintech joins in on global M&A spree Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Handshake M&A mergers

    The merger and acquisition climate in Europe got a little hotter on Wednesday with yet more dealmaking in the technology sector

  • US STOCKS-Wall St gains on deal news; biotechs jump Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 1:29 PM ET

    *FedEx to buy Dutch peer TNT; Informatica to go private. NEW YORK, April 7- U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday, adding to recent gains, after deal news including a bid from FedEx for a Dutch peer suggested companies still see value in the market. Shares of FedEx rose 2.7 percent to $171.17 as it seeks to buy Dutch package delivery company TNT Express for $4.8 billion.

  • April 7- Shares of MTV owner Viacom Inc slipped on Tuesday, a day after the company hit the pause button on a $20 billion share buyback program and announced slew of restructuring steps that will result in a charge of $785 million. Viacom is struggling to adjust to shifting viewing habits as people ditch pricey cable subscriptions in favor of video streaming...

  • Rolf Soiron, chairman of Holcim Ltd., left, and Bruno Lafont, chief executive officer of Lafarge SA, pose for a photograph during a news conference in Paris, France, on Monday, April 7, 2014.

    One of the biggest shareholders in cement maker Holcim said he was "unlikely" to vote in favor of merging with Lafarge.

  • Fred Smith: Planets aligned for FedEx-TNT deal Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    A TNT delivery truck near Amsterdam, Netherlands

    A strong dollar, ongoing stimulus in Europe and low oil prices make a deal between FedEx and TNT Express possible, Fred Smith tells CNBC.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St up on deals, biotech boost Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 11:07 AM ET

    *FedEx to buy Dutch peer TNT; Informatica to go private. NEW YORK, April 7- U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday, extending two sessions of gains for the S&P 500, with deals including a bid from FedEx for a Dutch peer indicating companies still see value in the market. Shares of FedEx rose 3.3 percent to $172.14 as it seeks to buy Dutch package delivery company TNT Express for $4.8...

  • *Canada to sell its GM stake to Goldman Sachs. NEW YORK, April 7- U.S. stock index futures edged up on Tuesday, following two sessions of gains for the S&P 500, with deals including a bid from FedEx for a Dutch peer indicating companies still see value in the market. *Shares of FedEx rose 5.1 percent in premarket trading as it seeks to buy Dutch package delivery company...

  • April 7- Enterprise software provider Informatica Corp said it would be taken private by an consortium comprising Permira Advisers Ltd and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board for about $5.3 billion. Informatica shareholders will get $48.75 per share in cash, the company said. Informatica's shares rose 4 percent to $45.83 on the Nasdaq on Monday after...

  • FedEx offers to buy TNT Express for $4.8B Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 1:44 AM ET
    Workers prepare to offload an incoming FedEx plane in Newark, New Jersey.

    U.S. courier delivery company FedEx has highlighted its intentions to expand globally with the purchase of Dutch-based rival TNT Express.

  • UniQure's shares jumped more than 55 percent on Monday after Bristol-Myers said it would pick up a 4.9 percent stake in the company. UniQure's gene therapy drug, Glyberan, went on sale last year priced at 1.1 million euros. Bayer AG struck a gene therapy deal with Dimension Therapeutics in June, while France's Sanofi SA has a long-standing tie-up with Oxford...

  • SHANGHAI, April 2- China stocks rose on Thursday, with sentiment boosted by news that Beijing is expanding the investment scope of country's 1.2 trillion yuan social security fund. The government announced late on Wednesday that the fund, which backs China's pension system, will be allowed to buy more local government debt, investment trusts and shares in...

  • UPDATE 3-Chipmaker Micron forecast weakens, shares drop Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 6:26 PM ET

    *Sees Q3 revenue of $3.8 bln- $4.05 bln vs est $4.29 bln. April 1- Chipmaker Micron Technology Inc forecast lower revenue for the current quarter, saying it was willing to hold inventories longer in the face of waning customer demand for electronics featuring its technology. The stock slid after Micron CEO Mark Durcan told analysts on a conference call that he...