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  • NEW YORK, Dec 16- U.S. stocks rose in a volatile Tuesday session as energy shares rallied, and on bets the Federal Reserve will be cautious in removing support in the face of a more fragile global economy. Adding to global concerns, data showed factory activity shrinking in China and euro zone business growth remaining weak. "Perhaps markets think the Fed will not be...


  • **Chief Executive David Kay, Executive Chairman Nicholas Schorsch and Chief Operating Officer Lisa Beeson quit. **William Stanley appointed interim CEO. **RCS Capital Corp shares, which owns eight independent broker-dealers and whose top management is affiliated with Schorsch-owned enterprises, were down 9.6 pct at $10.68.

  • European shares slip again; CGG sinks 30 pct Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 10:05 AM ET

    *CGG tumbles as Technip walks away. Shares in seismic oil and gas services group CGG were the top losers across Europe, plummeting 30 percent as rival Technip abandoned a takeover bid. Shares in Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena fell 6.7 percent, hitting an all-time low on speculation it will need to raise capital to meet European Central Bank rules.

  • *Petsmart to be acquired by private equity consortium. NEW YORK, Dec 15- U.S. stocks were set to rise at the open on Monday, following the worst week for the S&P 500 in more than two years, with investors focused on crude oil prices which earlier hit a fresh 5-1/ 2- year low. Shares of pet supply retailer PetSmart rose 4.8 percent in premarket trading after it agreed to be...

  • Dec 15- Emerson Electric Co said it would sell its power transmission unit to Regal Beloit Corp, a maker of electric motors, for $1.44 billion as it streamlines its business. Regal Beloit's shares rose 6 percent premarket on Monday on the deal, the company's biggest acquisition. Regal Beloit was competing with ball bearings maker Timken Co, brake and clutch maker...

  • US STOCKS-Futures jump early as crude prices rebound Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 7:39 AM ET

    *Petsmart to be acquired by private equity consortium. NEW YORK, Dec 15- U.S. stock index futures rose on Monday, following the worst week for the S&P 500 in more than two years, with investors focused on a rebound in crude oil prices which earlier hit a fresh 5-1/ 2- year low. *Shares of pet supply retailer PetSmart rose 4.2 percent in premarket trading after it agreed to...

  • TOKYO, Dec 15- Japanese stocks fell to their lowest in four weeks on Monday as oil prices tumbled to a new 5-1/ 2 year low, hitting Wall Street shares and stoking fears of weak global growth. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition scored a landslide in Sunday's general election, as expected. Exporter shares suffered, with Toyota Motor Co and Mitsubishi Motors...

  • *KKR bought Fotolia stake for $150 mln- source. Dec 12- Shares in Photoshop maker Adobe Systems Inc soared to lifetime highs on Friday, a day after it announced plans to buy stock photography company Fotolia for $800 million and a quarterly jump in subscribers of Creative Cloud. The stock rose more than 10 percent, trading at $76.70 per share as of 1733 GMT as several...

  • *Repsol executives in Calgary for bid talks- source. MADRID, Dec 12- Spanish oil major Repsol SA is finalising an offer for Canada's Talisman Energy Inc and has sent executives to Calgary to step up talks, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Friday. Shares in the Calgary- based company, Canada's fifth-largest independent petroleum producer, rose 33.6...

  • Shares of big-data company Hortonworks jump in debut Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    Dec 12- Shares of Hortonworks Inc, a big-data company spun off from Yahoo Inc, rose as much as 52 percent in their market debut, valuing the company at up to $1 billion. HortonWorks helps companies manage data through Hadoop, an open-source software that crunches massive amounts of data and is used by companies such as Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc and Amazon.com Inc..

  • Walgreen confirms Boots takeover in non-inversion deal Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 6:21 AM ET
    A Walgreens store on June 19, 2012 in San Francisco, California.

    U.S. giant Walgreen announced a near-£6 billion ($10.1 billion) deal to buy the remaining stake in U.K. drugstore chain Alliance Boots.

  • Reynolds, Lorillard to reshape Big Tobacco Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 3:55 AM ET

    Reynolds American and Lorillard are agreeing a complex merger that will reshape Big Tobacco, bringing together the two biggest US operators.

  • The rally rich: Who gained the most from stocks Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 10:49 AM ET
    Nick Woodman, founder and CEO of GoPro, speaks during the company's initial public offering at the Nasdaq Stock Exchange on June 26, 2014, in New York City.

    For some corporate founders, the market's rally this year has meant a fortune. Who's gained the most?

  • Why are so many M&A deals being pulled? Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 7:51 AM ET

    The value of potential takeovers yanked from the market is at its highest level since the height of the global credit crisis in 2008.

  • Food companies to keep gobbling up rivals Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 11:42 AM ET
    Tyson Food and Hillshire Brands food products

    There will likely be more food industry mergers in the months ahead, analysts say. Here's why.

  • The next UK pharma takeover target may be… Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 8:46 AM ET
    30mg tablets of Shire Plc's Adderall XR.

    There is market rumor and speculation that Dublin-based, U.K.-listed pharma company Shire is a takeover target.

  • Apple-Beats deal criticism is 'unfair': Cramer Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 9:50 AM ET
    Jim Cramer on "Squawk on the Street."

    Apple's $3 billion acquisition of Beats is not a needle mover for the stock, but it makes sense, CNBC's Jim Cramer said.

  • Companies offer record payouts, Russian firms lag Monday, 19 May 2014 | 8:01 AM ET
    Moscow City Business District

    Global companies paid out $228.4 billion in dividends in the first quarter this year, but Russian company dividends more than halved.

  • Should Warren Buffett buy Kellogg? Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 4:46 PM ET

    Kellogg shares are up roughly 10 percent this year amid speculation Buffett might acquire the company, but not everyone is sure it's a good idea.