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  • Scots Incensed at 'Raid' on North Sea Friday, 25 Mar 2011 | 2:59 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    Scottish politicians accused George Osborne of using North Sea resources to “fuel his Budget”, saying the chancellor had given too little in return for his unexpected £2 billion tax raid on the oil and gas industry, reports the Financial Times.

  • A Stock Immune to Higher Oil Prices? Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 7:22 PM ET

    Cramer thinks this is it. Check out his interview with this company's CEO.

  • Stocks End Higher, Propelled by Tech, Retail Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 4:53 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher Thursday as investors appeared to shrug off persistent global concerns and focus on strong earnings and growth prospects in the U.S. HP and Home Depot led Dow gainers, while BofA fell.

  • Stocks Hold Strong Gains Amid Light Volume Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 3:58 PM ET

    Stocks held strong gains in the final hours of trading Thursday as investors appeared to shrug off persistent global concerns and focus on growth prospects in the U.S. economy.  HP and Home Depot rose, while Bank of America fell.

  • The Only NYSE Stock to Gain Every Year for 10 Years  Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 1:59 PM ET

    Wabtec, the technology-based products and services company for rail, transit and industry, is the only stock on the NYSE spacer to go up in each of the last ten years.

  • Stocks Advance Despite Portugal Fears Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 12:10 PM ET

    Stocks continued to climb Thursday, boosted by gains in tech, as investors appeared to shrug off worries that Portugal may need a bailout.

  • Futures Ease Gains After Economic News Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 9:25 AM ET

    Stock index futures slightly eased gains, although they remained strongly higher, after a surprising drop in durable goods orders, and a fall in jobless claims that was mostly expected.

  • Italy Increases Drive Against Foreign Takeovers Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 1:15 AM ET

    Italy has stepped up a campaign against French buy-outs of Italian companies, drawing up a bill aimed at thwarting unwanted foreign takeovers and opening a tax probe into two deals, the Financial Times reports.

  • Stocks End Higher After Late Rally; Banks Slip Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 4:48 PM ET

    Stocks ended after after an afternoon rally as materials and retail stocks rose, despite ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, and uncertainty about the outcome of the nuclear disaster in Japan.  Alcoa rose, while BofA fell.

  • Are European Protectionists Trying to Stop Takeovers? Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 4:38 PM ET

    Since almost all regulation of merger and acquisition activity entrenches management and hurts shareholders, it’s not too surprising that the 172-page consultation document released by the U.K.’s takeover panel recommends a host of measures that will make it harder to oust bad executives through corporate takeovers.

  • Stocks Climb Ahead of the Close; Banks Slip Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 4:31 PM ET

    Stocks climbed in mid-afternoon trading Wednesday as materials and retail stocks rose, despite ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, and uncertainty about the outcome of the nuclear disaster in Japan.  Alcoa rose, while Bank of America fell.

  • Nasdaq Talks With ICE About NYSE Bid Are Ongoing Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 3:09 PM ET
    NASDAQ MarketSite Tower, Times Square, New York, NY

    A source close to Nasdaq  tells CNBC that discussions with the ICE about a competitive bid for the NYSE  ongoing, and that the U.S. exchange operator sees a potential deal as an "opportunity" rather than a necessity.

  • Stocks Fall Amid Global Tensions; Banks Skid Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 11:31 AM ET

    Stocks extended losses Wednesday amid a plunge in new home sales, news of a bus explosion in Jerusalem, and as the crisis at the tsunami-hit nuclear power plant north of Tokyo continued.  BofA skidded, while Alcoa gained.

  • Futures Drift Lower on Global Concerns Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 9:17 AM ET

    Stock index futures slumped ahead of the open Wednesday after Tokyo stocks once again tumbled and the crisis at the tsunami-hit nuclear power plant north of Tokyo appeared far from over.

  • AT&T, T-Mobile Deal 'Shocked' Sprint CEO Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 8:28 PM ET

    Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint Nextel, explains why he thinks the proposed merger is concerning.

  • Boon for Boutique Banks Continues With AT&T Deal Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 6:04 PM ET

    The mega-deal is back, but it turns out you don't have to be a mega-bank to play. Boutique banks have infiltrated the ranks, grabbing assignments on four of the five biggest deals announced this year.

  • Stocks End Slightly Lower as Oil Prices Gain Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 4:48 PM ET
    CNBC - Ctia Wireless 2011- The Wireless Connection

    Stocks ended down, after trading in a narrow range throughout much of the session Tuesday, as investors took a breather from a three-day rally amid rising oil prices and ongoing turmoil in Libya and the Middle East. Bank of America and GE fell, while Verizon rose.

  • Stocks Fall Slightly in Quiet Trading; Oil Gains Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 3:59 PM ET
    CNBC - Ctia Wireless 2011- The Wireless Connection

    Stocks traded slightly lower, and in a narrow range throughout much of the session Tuesday, as investors took a breather from a three-day rally as oil prices rose amid ongoing turmoil in Libya and the Middle East.  GE and Bank of America fell, while Verizon gained.

  • JP Morgan Scheduling Talks to Syndicate Bridge Loan Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 12:02 PM ET

    Just two days after JP Morgan lent AT&T $20 billion to help cement its plan to purchase Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile unit, JP Morgan is already scheduling meetings with other banks to discuss syndicating the loan, say people familiar with the matter.

  • Greenberg: Possible Hostile Takeover Targets Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 11:58 AM ET
    Businessman with crystal ball

    Which companies are vulnerable to hostile takeover bids? There’s no way to know, for sure. But some companies stick out more than others.  Using a screen created on AnalytixInsight’s database, I came up with three interesting possibilities.

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