Mergers and Acquisitions


  • Futures Higher on Earnings, but Apple Slumps Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 9:23 AM ET

    U.S. stock market futures jumped Wednesday, following three days of sharp declines, as a batch of stronger-than-expected earnings reports helped offset disappointment from Apple's results and worries over the euro zone.

  • Stocks Recover, but Dow Logs 3rd Triple-Digit Loss Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 4:25 PM ET

    Stocks quickly clawed back in the final hour of trading Tuesday but still ended lower, with the Dow logging its third-consecutive triple-digit loss, pressured by ongoing worries in the euro zone.

  • Hidden Risk at VirnetX? Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 4:05 PM ET

    The story of VirnetX is like so many battleground stocks: The bulls hang on every piece of apparent good news and the bulls attempt to pierce it with logic and fact.

  • Futures Cut Losses; Euro Zone Worries Linger Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 9:20 AM ET

    U.S. stock market futures turned flat Tuesday as investors digested a handful of mixed earnings and worries over the euro zone against an improving manufacturing report from China.

  • Rising fuel costs and competition from low cost rivals is pushing premium airlines in Asia to consolidate, which will lead to a spurt in M&A activity in the sector, says a recent Citi report.

  • Stocks Recover, but Still End Lower on EU Woes Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 4:21 PM ET

    Stocks staged a strong comeback from their lows Monday, with the Dow posting a triple-digit recovery, but all three major indexes still finished in the red amid fresh worries over the euro zone.

  • NRG Energy to Buy GenOn in $1.7 Billion Stock Deal Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 10:04 AM ET
    Electricity pylon pass the Ffos-Y-Fran opencast coal mine in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.

    NRG Energy said Sunday that it reached an agreement to buy wholesale power provider GenOn Energy in an all-stock deal worth about $1.7 billion.

  • Futures Extend Losses on Renewed EU Fears Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 8:56 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures added to sharp losses Monday amid worries that Spain will need a full sovereign bailout and mounting fears that Greece may leave the euro.

  • Julius Baer Beats Forecasts, Eyes BofA Unit Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 3:12 AM ET

    Swiss private bank Julius Baer posted first half numbers that beat analysts’ forecasts, helped by strong client money inflows of 5.5 billion Swiss francs ($5.54 billion).

  • Hedge Fund Places Faith in Euro Zone Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 2:01 AM ET
    The "Europe" sculpture by Belgian artist May Claerhout, showing a woman holding up the symbol of the Euro, stands outside the European Parliament building.

    Marc Lasry has never been afraid to go his own way. After betting on Obama in 2008, and on Ford in 2009, the hedge fund owner is now putting his money on a long-term European comeback, the New York Times reports.

  • Stocks Snap 3-Day Rally on EU Woes; Banks Sag Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 4:19 PM ET

    Stocks finished near session lows Friday sparked by fresh fears over the euro zone sovereign debt crisis and after a batch of mixed earnings reports.

  • Futures Lower Amid EU Jitters; GE Slides Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 9:11 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were lower Friday following a three-day rally as worries over Europe resurfaced and as investors sifted through another batch of earnings.

  • Pedestrians walk past the headquarters of the Singapore Exchange located in the SGX Centre in Singapore.

    Rumors of yet another possible cross-border merger between two stock exchanges gathered pace on Friday, after a British newspaper reported that Singapore and London bourses are in takeover talks.  Still, most analysts believe a deal is unlikely to materialize, because the benefits of a tie-up are simply not compelling.

  • Stocks Log 3-Day Rally, Led by Techs; MS Falls Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 4:22 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher for a third-straight session in choppy trading Thursday, with the S&P 500 hitting its best level since May.

  • Futures Off Highs After Jobless Claims Report Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 8:36 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pared some of its earlier gains Thursday after the weekly jobless claims rose more than expected and as investors digested a bag of mixed earnings reports.

  • Why M&A Is About to Pick Up: Report Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 12:34 PM ET

    Audit firm PwC released a new report Wednesday showing it expects a pick-up in mergers and acquisitions in the U.S. in the second half of the year.

  • Mark Zuckerberg

    No matter who you are, if you qualify for a home loan, you’re going to get an historically low interest rate on your mortgage in the current market. But unless you’re a billionaire, it won’t be as low as Mark Zuckerberg’s, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Stocks Close Higher After Earnings, Bernanke Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 5:10 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher in choppy trading Tuesday, wiping out the previous session's declines, thanks to better-than-expected earnings reports and as investors remained hopeful that the central bank may still be open to further easing.

  • Futures Higher Ahead of Bernanke; GS Climbs Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 9:18 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were higher Tuesday following a batch of better-than-expected earnings and as investors speculated Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke may give fresh clues about further stimulus measures on the heels of several weak economic reports pointing to an economic slowdown.

  • Stocks Close Lower Amid Economic Worries Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 4:55 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower in light, choppy trading Monday, amid ongoing worries over the slowing economy and ahead of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech later this week.

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