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  • Tech Investing: Looking for the Digital Red Flags Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 6:38 PM ET

    The trick to investing in the fast-moving tech sector is to catch the red flags -- and know when to fold 'em.

  • Best Buy: A Big Deal to Watch in 2013 Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 10:39 AM ET
    Best Buy Woes Continue as Earnings Fall Short

    Investors should watch a near half-year takeover drama for struggling electronics retailer Best Buy as a proxy for the M&A market headed into 2013.

  • ConAgra Plans More Acquisitions After Ralcorp: CEO Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 6:33 PM ET
    ConAgra Foods products

    ConAgra will continue to make acquisitions a key to its growth strategy even after the Ralcorp deal, CEO Gary Rodkin told CBNC on Thursday.

  • NYSE Gets Put On ICE Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 12:57 PM ET
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    At long last the New York Stock Exchange has achieved its main goal in recent years: consumption by a beast higher on the food chain.

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    Knight Capital's board was split between two competing offers for the firm after a meeting on Monday where suitors Getco and Virtu Financial presented their sweetened bids to Knight's directors, sources said.

  • Greenberg: Worst CEO of 2012 Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012 | 2:45 PM ET
    Groupon CEO, Andrew Mason

    CNBC's Herb Greenberg reveals his worst CEO pick for 2012. And the winner is...

  • Best Buy Founder to Make Bid This Week: Report Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 8:57 AM ET
    Will Best Buy Restructuring Be Enough?

    Best Buy founder Richard Schulze is expected to make a fully financed offer to buy the consumer electronics retailer by the end of the week.

  • Greece Suffers Setback After Debt Buyback Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 8:33 AM ET

    Greece's bond buyback scheme failed to meet its target by a relatively narrow margin on Tuesday but still left international lenders with a 450-million euro hole in their plan to cut the country's huge debts to a more manageable level.

  • How ‘Showrooming’ Is Changing Banking Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 11:49 AM ET

    Some of the world's biggest banks are getting smaller as they confront pricing pressures, a new regulatory environment and more onerous capital requirements.

  • Freeport-McMoran Sets Two Deals Worth $9 Billion Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 9:05 AM ET
    Copper coil

    Freeport-McMoran bought Plains Exploration and McMoran Exploration -- a company in which it already owns a partial stake -- in two deals worth a combined $9 billion.

  • Bull & Bear Case for Toll Brothers   Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 12:15 PM ET
    Bull & Bear Case For Toll Brothers

    The FMHR traders debate whether Toll Brothers is a buy after the company missed its earnings estimates and the stock tumbled on the news.

  • It's Official; OfficeMax & Office Depot Merge, But Who Will Lead?

    The "Squawk on the Street" team report office supply retailers, OfficeMax and Office Depot announced an all-stock merger of equals, but neither company's current CEO has been named to lead the newly formed company.

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  • ConAgra Seals Ralcorp Deal With $5 Billion Handshake Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | 9:08 AM ET
    Baxter International Inc. in Toronto, Canada.

    ConAgra Foods announced on Tuesday it will acquire Ralcorp Holdings for about $5 billion to boost its presence in the private-label food market.

  • Mahindra Hopes for Quick Aston Martin Deal Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 7:39 PM ET

    Aston Martin, purveyors of fast cars to a fictional British spy and to real-life billionaires, could be partly owned by India's Mahindra and Mahindra by the end of the week if the Mumbai tractor moguls have their way.

  • It's a Hoax! Google Not Buying ICOA: ICOA CEO Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 2:47 PM ET
    google headquarters sign in wood gettyp

    The chief executive of wireless hotspot provider ICOA said his company has never had acquisition talks with Google and is contacting authorities about a "hoax" press release on Monday that said Google acquired his company for $400 million.

  • Knight Capital Up for Sale, May Merge With Rival Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 1:16 PM ET
    Knight Capital Up for Sale, May Merge With Rival

    Four months after a massive trading-technology glitch that cost it nearly half a billion dollars, Knight Capital Group is on the block, say people involved with the discussions, and could be merged in to one of its chief competitors.

  • How the Decision to Close the Exchanges Came Down

    In 2010, the billionaire hedge fund manager Steven A. Cohen gave a rare interview to Vanity Fair. He said that he wanted to combat persistent rumors that his firm, SAC Capital Advisors, routinely violated securities laws by trading on confidential information, the New York Times reports.

  • HP Is 'Epitome of a Value Trap': Ritholtz Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 2:23 PM ET

    Hewlett-Packard shares took a beating after a dismal earnings report was blamed on a shocking $8.8 billion write-down. The question now is whether the company can get out its rut of poor decision making.

  • Under Fire: Dissecting the Words of Autonomy's Founder

    Mike Lynch, the founder of Autonomy who is engaged in a war of words with Hewlett-Packard Chief Executive Meg Whitman over allegations of fraud, is firmly at the heart of the British establishment and was once dubbed the “British Bill Gates” by the media.

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