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  • Small Bank Mergers: What's the Stall?     Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 5:19 PM ET

    Are regulations or lackluster earnings stalling small banks consolidation? CNBC's Mary Thompson has the details.

  • On Wall Street, a Renewed Optimism for Deals Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 4:59 AM ET

    Before Europe’s debt crisis flared anew last summer, corporate cash piles and cheap debt had fostered hopes that deal-making would recover strongly. The New York Times reports.

  • 'Painfully' Slow US Growth in 2012: Evercore's Altman Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 11:36 AM ET

    It will be "a very complex year across the board" in 2012, with a "slow, painfully but upward, U.S. economy, slowly improving labor markets and 2 percent to 2.5 percent GDP growth, predicted Evercore Partners Chairman Roger Altman.  Overlaying this will be next year's "close and quite fascinating" presidential election.

  • Collapse in M&A Amid Debt Turbulence Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 7:20 PM ET

    Mergers and acquisitions activity collapsed in the fourth quarter as the sovereign debt crisis and market volatility put the brakes on dealmaking and equity sales, pushing European investment banking fees to their lowest level in more than a decade. The FT reports.

  • Stocks Rally to Close on Housing, Europe Hopes Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 4:01 PM ET

    Wall Street closed with a head of steam Tuesday, with a rally powered ahead by hopes for the financial market, relief for banks and a bit of short-covering thrown in for good measure.

  • Retailers May Direct Excess Cash to Investors Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 3:44 PM ET

    With excess cash on hand from years of cautious spending and slower store growth, retailers in 2012 will focus on returning capital to investors via share buybacks and dividends, according to a Credit Suisse report out today.

  • Futures Up on Europe Relief; Jefferies Jumps Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 8:24 AM ET

    US stock index futures were pointing to a strongly higher open for Wall Street on Tuesday after a report showing German business optimism rising unexpectedly and as Spanish short-term financing costs fell sharply.

  • United Rentals announced Friday that it will buy rival RSC Holdings for $4.2 billion in a deal that will create one of North America’s biggest equipment rental companies.

  • Herb's Revenge on Reverse Mergers     Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011 | 2:11 PM ET

    CNBC's Herb Greenberg reports on why he's been one of the biggest critics of so-called reverse mergers. Turns out that the outlook for reverse mergers is dismal, and Greenberg's happy about it.

  • Dismal Outlook for Reverse Mergers Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011 | 10:17 AM ET

    Hampered by an avalanche of negative publicity and regulatory scrutiny, reverse merger activity has plunged to its lowest level in seven years, and the outlook for 2012 is dismal, say industry analysts.

  • Cloud Computing As the Next Wave of Tech Thursday, 8 Dec 2011 | 2:27 PM ET

    As large technology companies acquire smaller tech names that specialize in cloud computing, some think the future of tech is in “the cloud.”

  • Stocks Close Mixed Ahead of Gov't Jobs Report Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 4:39 PM ET

    Stocks finished narrowly mixed in a quiet session Thursday as investors took a breather following a sharp rally in the previous session and ahead of the crucial government non-farm payroll figure due Friday morning.

  • Gary Kaminsky on Companies Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 2:37 PM ET

    Look for a huge corporate spin-off, a major apparel merger, rock bottom bond yields,  hedge fund failures and an election defeat for President Obama.

  • Wells Fargo CEO: Mass. Lawsuit Not the Answer Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 1:54 PM ET
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    Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf told CNBC Thursday he is "disappointed" his bank is among those being sued by Massachusetts over alleged deceptive foreclosure practices.

  • Futures Edge Lower After Jobless Claims Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 8:42 AM ET

    Futures turned lower Thursday following news that weekly jobless claims climbed unexpectedly last week and following a sharp rally in the previous session.

  • CNBC Business News Headlines     Tuesday, 29 Nov 2011 | 7:26 PM ET

    WNBC's Melissa Russo reports on AMR filing for Chapter 11 reorganization; AT&T pulls it's application to acquire T-Mobile; Transocean, the world's largest offshore rig fleet says it can't upgrade its rigs and the stock promptly fell to a seven year low; and Facebook settled charges from the FTC that it duped users about keeping information private.

  • AT&T/ T-Mobile Merger Over?     Friday, 25 Nov 2011 | 1:11 PM ET

    Insight on the failed AT&T- T-Mobile merger, with CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • Northern Rock Deal Shows Markets Healing: Ross Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 8:38 AM ET

    The sale of Northern Rock bank to a group led by vulture investors Wilbur Ross and Richard Branson is part of a market return to more rational behavior, Ross told CNBC.

  • Carl Icahn on Kinder Morgan- El Paso Deal     Monday, 17 Oct 2011 | 12:36 PM ET

    "Of course we like the deal," says Carl Icahn, of Icahn Enterprises, who owns a 6% stake in El Paso. "It's a win-win for both of them."

  • Lightning Round: AT&T, InterDigital, Chevron and More Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 8:40 PM ET

    Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

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