Mergers and Acquisitions


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  • Futures Hold Gains After Jobless Claims News Thursday, 29 Dec 2011 | 9:21 AM ET

    Futures held their modest gains Thursday even after a slight increase in weekly unemployment benefits and mixed results from the Italian bond auction.

  • Stocks End Near Lows, S&P Negative for 2011 Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 4:48 PM ET

    Stocks finished near their worst levels Wednesday, with the S&P falling into negative territory for the year, as the euro tumbled and investors remained on the sidelines amid what is expected to be a light news week.

  • Why Climate for M&A Could Get Even Better in 2012 Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 1:06 PM ET
    Negotiating Pay

    If the U.S. economy is to grow in 2012, it may have to do so on the backs of mergers and acquisitions activity, which is expected to be healthy again after a strong 2011.

  • Futures Higher After Italian Debt Auction Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 8:39 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street on Wednesday, after yields in an auction of short-term Italian debt halved, indicated increased investor appetite for the debt.

  • Stocks Close Narrowly Mixed in Thin Trading Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 4:19 PM ET

    Stocks finished flat in a thin, lackluster session Tuesday as investors took a breather following a strong rally in the previous week.

  • Futures Edge Lower After S&P/Case-Shiller Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 9:16 AM ET

    Futures edged lower Tuesday after the S&P/Case-Shiller home price index showed a broad-based decline in the fourth quarter.

  • Stocks Close Up, Ending the Week Higher Friday, 23 Dec 2011 | 3:59 PM ET

    Wall Street stocks closed higher Friday as the S&P 500 rallied for a fourth straight day and turned positive for the year after a run of better-than-expected economic data.

  • U.S. stock index futures pared gains Friday after mixed data on U.S. durable goods orders and consumer spending.

  • European Bank Retreat Hits Asia Private Equity Friday, 23 Dec 2011 | 2:08 AM ET

    Asia's private equity firms face a shrinking pool of bank loans as European lenders pull back from the region, crimping both investments and re-financings for buyout-backed companies and adding to the list of challenges the industry will meet in 2012.

  • Stocks Finish Higher as Banks, Tech Lead Thursday, 22 Dec 2011 | 4:03 PM ET

    Stocks picked up some momentum into the afternoon session, as banks gained more than 2 percent and Wall Street shook off fears of a global economic slowdown.

  • Futures Pare Gains After Economic News Thursday, 22 Dec 2011 | 8:46 AM ET

    Futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street as investors looked for more indications on the strength of the U.S. economic recovery and whether the latest proposal to solve the European sovereign debt crisis will prove effective.

  • Lufthansa Sells British Unit to IAG Thursday, 22 Dec 2011 | 2:41 AM ET

    German airline Lufthansa has sold its British unit BMI for 172.5 million pounds ($271 million) to International Airlines Group (IAG), the holding company for the merged British Airways and Iberia.

  • Stocks End Mixed as Big Tech Names Drop Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 4:02 PM ET

    Stocks moved lower Wednesday as an aggressive move from the European Central Bank to stem the sovereign debt crisis raised questions about just how much more will need to be done.

  • Futures Down as ECB Enthusiasm Wanes Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 8:03 AM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street Wednesday as the European Central Bank (ECB) offered 489.2 billion euros ($643.8 billion) in an auction of three-year loans, much higher than estimated, with a total of 523 bidders.

  • Email Clues in Tracking MF Global Client Funds Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 5:25 AM ET
    MF Global

    Federal authorities investigating the collapse of MF Global have uncovered e-mails that detail the transfers of money in the firm’s last days, including transfers that contained customer money, according to people close to the investigation. The New York Times reports.

  • Stocks Close Lower as Banks Get Hammered Monday, 19 Dec 2011 | 4:01 PM ET

    A holiday rally on Wall Street grew more remote Monday, as a familiar pattern of a higher open followed by selloff drove a 1 percent loss in stocks, with the worst of it confined to the ailing banking sector.

  • Futures Higher as Fears Ease Over North Korea Monday, 19 Dec 2011 | 8:07 AM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street Monday despite concerns of instability in Asia caused by the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong il, announced overnight.

  • Futures Hold Gains After Inflation News Friday, 16 Dec 2011 | 8:37 AM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street Friday despite  a downgrade by Fitch Ratings of Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and five other large banks based in Europe and the US, citing "increased challenges" in the financial markets.

  • Stocks Close Positive But Rally Loses Steam Thursday, 15 Dec 2011 | 4:09 PM ET

    Wall Street made a solid bid Thursday to end a three-day losing streak as worries over Europe took a sabbatical and were replaced with hopes of a U.S. economic recovery.

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