*Euro STOXX 50 up 1 pct, moves back above 50- day moving average. PARIS, April 16- European shares rose on Wednesday, reversing the previous session's slide as economic growth data from China came a touch above forecasts. French utilities Veolia Environnement and Suez Environnement both surged around 3 percent, boosted by merger speculation.» Read More
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Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal said Citigroup is "definitely on the right track" and praised Chief Executive Vikram Pandit for "rehabilitating that bank and having it go back to where it should have been a long time ago."
Global M&A is up 42% and the real growth story is coming from developed markets and not emerging markets, says Matthew Toole, Thomson Reuters.
Low levels of leverage, the availability of bank capital and improving business confidence should presage a renewed surge in corporate mergers and acquisitions, according to an equity strategist at HSBC.
Unusual options activity says a lot about reports suggesting Tyco International could be bought out, options trader JJ Kinahan said.
Global M&A deals are on the rise, up 24% so far this year. Which sectors will lead the dealmaking? Cary Kochman, UBS global head of M&A weighs in on what's driving the momentum and China's role in the marketplace.
Forget Skype. The "Mad Money" host thinks Microsoft should have bought this company.
The Fast Money traders and Donald Yacktman, Yacktman Asset Management, weigh in on the Microsoft/Skype deal and what it means for the company long-term.
Discussing the landmark, $8.5 billion Microsoft/Skype deal, with Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO; Tony Bates, Skype CEO, and CNBC's Jon Fortt.
Insight on the deal, with Heather Bellini, ISI Group senior managing director.
CNBC's David Faber has the details on Microsoft's largest acquisition.
Discussing the merger of drug manufacturers Alkermes and Elan with Richard Pops, Alkermes chairman & CEO.
Jimmy Dunne, senior managing principal of Sandler O'Neill, favors NYSE Euronext's merger with Deutsche Boerse over the hostile offer made by Nasdaq and ICE, he told CNBC Thursday.
Think the dollar's weak now? Upcoming M&A deals sure aren't going to help matters.
This acquisition is significant for its home entertainment strategy, which is focused on driving more digital sales of movies, and speaks to the direction that all the studios will likely be moving.
Applied Materials is paying $4.9 billion in cash to buy Varian because when it comes to making the equipment that makes the chips, Varian does something very technical for clients that Applied Materials no longer does.
Cramer thinks so, especially following a string of deals in the utility industry.
ConAgra's bid for Ralcorp valued the maker of cookies and pasta in the "low-$80s" per share, says a source with knowledge of the discussions. That would have made the premium just north of 25 percent, compared to where the shares were trading, the source noted.
In the wake of the Arch Coal-International Coal deal, the "Fast Money" traders discuss which mining companies could be the next to get bought out.