Japanese mobile carrier Softbank's bid for Sprint was approved by US Federal Communications Commission last week, clearing the way for the firm to create a foothold in the US market. The Nikkei's Makiko Utsuda has more.
CNBC's Kayla Tausche has the update on whether a serious bid is out there to buy Hostess Brands.
CNBC'S Kate Kelly reports Bank of America is selling its non-U.S. wealth management unit and has asked possible suitors to put bids in this week.
The newly approved rescue plan for Greece is a "super-TARP," similar to the United States bailout package during the financial crisis, Peter Boockvar, equity strategist at Miller Tabak, told CNBC Thursday.