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  • The first half of this year may have ended on a somber note for global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and it was no different for Asia. Deal volumes were down almost 30 percent on year across the region. But according to one analyst that doesn't mean there aren't good investment options for companies out there.

  • Stocks Close Lower After Weak Jobs Report Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 4:33 PM ET

    Stocks eased off their worst levels in the final hour of trading, but still finished firmly in the red Friday on the heels of a disappointing June government jobs report.

  • Futures Add to Losses After Gov't Jobs Report Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 8:34 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures extended their losses Friday after non-farm payrolls showed employers added less jobs than expected in June.

  • Stocks End Lower Ahead of Jobs; Apple Gains Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 4:11 PM ET

    Stocks closed lower in thin trading Thursday after a round of interest rate cuts by major central banks and as investors remained cautious ahead of Friday’s key government jobs report.

  • Futures Turn Lower After Draghi Comments Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 8:48 AM ET

    Futures turned negative again in choppy pre-market trading Thursday as grim comments from ECB President Mario Draghi weighed on sentiment and even trumped a pair of better-than-expected employment reports.

  • Stocks End Higher Ahead of Holiday; Energy Gains Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 1:17 PM ET

    Stocks closed near session highs Tuesday on a holiday-shortened trading session, led by energy, as investors cheered a better-than-expected factory orders report.

  • Futures Trade Flat; MSFT Slips, Barclays Gains Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 9:22 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures hovered around the flatline Tuesday ahead of a shortened pre-holiday trading day, as investors awaited the factory orders report.

  • Stocks End Flat as Fed Hopes Offset Weak ISM Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 5:09 PM ET

    Stocks trimmed most of their losses to close narrowly mixed Monday as hopes for stimulus from the Federal Reserve helped limit losses following a disappointing manufacturing report.

  • In Caymans, It’s Simple to Fill a Hedge Fund Board Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 12:51 PM ET
    Cayman  Islands

    As hedge funds become a dominant force in the investing universe, directorship services have grown into a big business on the Cayman Islands. And because of a quirk in the island’s tax code, these funds must appoint a board, the New York Times reports.

  • Micron

    By adding Elpida and Rexchip’s manufacturing capabilities, Micron Technology will roughly double its capacity to make DRAM memory chips, which are a key component of smartphones and mobile devices, and become a supplier to Apple.

  • Futures Mixed After Rally; Growth Woes Weigh Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 8:47 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were narrowly mixed Monday following a sharp rally in the previous session as investors looked for direction in response to new initiatives agreed in Europe, while worries over weakness in China limited gains.

  • Stocks Soar; Dow Posts Best June Since 1997 Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 4:31 PM ET

    Stocks finished the final trading day of the weak second quarter with a huge bang as Wall Street cheered a surprise agreement by EU leaders to help the region's struggling banks.

  • Future Advance After EU Summit Agreement Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 8:42 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures jumped Friday after European leaders unexpectedly agreed to take action to bring down Italy and Spain’s borrowing costs and create a single banking supervisory body.

  • Banks Fear for Second Half as Deals Fall Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 1:52 AM ET

    Global investment banks are bracing themselves for a dismal second half, with further cuts in costs and staff, after a sharp drop in dealmaking and capital markets activity pushed down fees in the second quarter to their worst level in three year, the Financial Times reports.

  • Stocks End Off Lows After Merkel Report Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 4:20 PM ET

    Stocks finished slightly lower Thursday but staged an impressive comeback in the last half-hour of trading following reports that Germany's Angela Merkel has canceled the EU summit's press conference tonight, giving hope to traders that the European leaders are working to form a solution to tackle the ongoing debt crisis.

  • Futures Hold Losses After Economic Reports Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 8:34 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures held their losses Thursday, following the jobless claims and GDP data and amid skepticism that European leaders would overcome their differences to form a solution to tackle the ongoing debt crisis.

  • Stocks Close Higher, Led by Energy; FB Slips Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 4:40 PM ET

    Stocks finished higher in relatively thin trading Wednesday, led by the energy sector and following a pair of better-than-expected economic reports, but investors remained cautious ahead of the two-day EU summit later this week.

  • Futures Turn Mixed Ahead of EU Summit Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 8:55 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures briefly edged higher Wednesday following a better-than-expected durable goods orders report, but quickly erased gains to turn mixed again as investors remained cautious ahead of another EU summit later this week.

  • Last Call: The Dow Has a Case of the Mondays Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 11:41 PM ET
    NYSE trader

    The Dow drops again to start the week; Lennar to in talks to talk $1.7 billion in loans from China; Facebook COO to join the board; Microsoft buys Yammer and Moody’s downgrades 28 Spanish Banks.

  • Energy Saps Market; Banks Off, Wal-Mart Up Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 4:03 PM ET

    Wall Street suffered through another rough day Monday, with stocks dropping more than 1 percent on worries over the effect the European debt crisis would have on the global economy.

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