North America


  • Gateway's corporate headquarters in Poway, California.

    Acer plans to acquire U.S. computer maker Gateway for $710 million in a deal that will push the Taiwanese company past China's Lenovo Group as the world's third largest vendor of personal computers.

  • Key OMX Holders May Take Stock-Only Nasdaq Bid: Report Tuesday, 21 Aug 2007 | 7:09 AM ET

    U.S. exchange Nasdaq said it was talking to key shareholders in OMX to persuade them to accept a share-only bid for the Nordic exchange operator and that some had agreed, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday.

  • Glaxo Signs $1.5 Billion Drug Deal with Targacept Friday, 27 Jul 2007 | 10:41 AM ET

    GlaxoSmithKline took a further step to boost its new drug pipeline on Friday by clinching a drug development deal potentially worth more than $1.5 billion with U.S. biotech firm Targacept.

  • An overwhelming majority of Vodafone Group shareholders have backed Chief Executive Arun Sarin's U.S. strategy and rejected calls by a rebel investor to release billions of pounds to shareholders.

  • Transocean to Buy GlobalSantaFe for $17 Billion Monday, 23 Jul 2007 | 9:53 AM ET

    Transocean, the world's largest offshore driller, said Monday it would buy GlobalSantaFe for about $17 billion in a no-premium deal, adding a fleet of shallow-water drilling rigs to its deepwater equipment.The deal includes stock, as well as pay-out to shareholders of both companies totaling $15 billion.

  • Virgin Mobile USA Files for $506 Million IPO Friday, 20 Jul 2007 | 7:00 AM ET

    Virgin Mobile USA filed with U.S. regulators on Friday to raise up to $506 million in an initial public offering of Class A common stock, up from its earlier filing to raise up to $100 million.

  • EMI Backs Terra Firma Bid After Warner Walks Away Wednesday, 18 Jul 2007 | 12:03 PM ET

    British music group EMI urged its shareholders on Wednesday to start selling to private equity group Terra Firma after long-term suitor and rival Warner Music Group finally ruled out a counterbid.

  • Retail Inflation Climbs in June; Housing Starts Also Rise Wednesday, 18 Jul 2007 | 11:49 AM ET

    U.S. consumer prices rose by a slightly bigger-than-expected 0.2% in June on higher food costs and they were up by the same amount after stripping out volatile food and energy prices, the Labor Department reported on Wednesday.

  • State Street Quarterly Profit Surges 61% Tuesday, 17 Jul 2007 | 2:20 PM ET
    State Street

    State Street, the world's biggest institutional money manager, Tuesday posted a better-than-expected 61% jump in quarterly profit and said revenue will be stronger than initially expected this year.

  • Dutch Firm Basell to Buy Lyondell for $12.14 Billion Tuesday, 17 Jul 2007 | 12:38 PM ET

    Chemical and plastics maker Basell said on Tuesday it would buy Lyondell Chemical in a deal valued at about $12.14 billion, giving Basell access to a key raw material and Lyondell's refining capacity.

  • Small-Cap Japan Vs. Megacap U.S.: Which to Buy? Tuesday, 17 Jul 2007 | 4:39 AM ET

    Two ends of the market-cap spectrum that came out as current favorites in our conversation with Bob Parker. The Credit Suisse Asset Management vice chairman suggested buying both was a sensible strategy. So don't choose one over the other, take both, was the message.

  • Survey Shows 1 in 12 U.S. Workers Using Illicit Drugs Monday, 16 Jul 2007 | 10:02 AM ET

    One in 12 full-time workers in the United States acknowledges having used illegal drugs in the past month, the government reports.

  • ReAble Therapeutics Buys DJO for $1.18 Billion Monday, 16 Jul 2007 | 7:35 AM ET

    Orthopedic sports medicine DJO said Monday it agreed to be acquired by medical device maker ReAble Therapeutics for $1.18 billion in cash.

  • GE Profit Rises 10%; To Exit U.S. Subprime Market Friday, 13 Jul 2007 | 1:28 PM ET

    General Electric reported a 10% increase in quarterly profit, as strong results at its commercial finance and infrastructure business, offset a loss at its subprime mortgage business.

  • Buffett's Political Dilemma: Who to Choose? Friday, 13 Jul 2007 | 7:22 AM ET

    Someday soon, Warren Buffett may have to apply his legendary stock-picking skills to the candidates clamoring for his endorsement in the 2008 presidential race.

  • Who is Rating the Ratings Agencies? Wednesday, 11 Jul 2007 | 12:41 PM ET

    A fine old storm we cooked up on the show this morning, and as is often the case the viewers were asking some of the toughest questions. Why had it taken the ratings agencies so long to decide some subprime debt needed reviewing? What else could be out there and are the agencies playing catch up?

  • Unilever Shares Gain on Speculation about Takeover Wednesday, 11 Jul 2007 | 10:51 AM ET

    Shares in Unilever rose more than 4% Wednesday on speculation in the market about Colgate-Palmolive being interested in all or part of the consumer products maker.

  • Glanbia Sees Results at Upper End of Forecasts Tuesday, 10 Jul 2007 | 12:19 PM ET

    Irish food group Glanbia said on Tuesday it expected full-year results would be towards the upper end of analysts' expectations following a strong first half.

  • U.S. Says Doha Could be Delayed Several Years Thursday, 5 Jul 2007 | 7:45 AM ET

    A deal to free up world trade could be delayed several years if no progress is made by the end of 2007, the United States said on Thursday, as it stepped up criticism of India and Brazil over failed talks.

  • U.S. Mortgage Applications Little Changed: MBA Thursday, 5 Jul 2007 | 7:21 AM ET

    U.S. mortgage applications were little changed from the prior week, with an increase in demand for loans to buy homes offset by a drop in applications to refinance, an industry group said on Thursday.