• Nasdaq Issues Weak 2007 Outlook; Shares Plummet Tuesday, 13 Feb 2007 | 2:55 PM ET

    The world's largest electronic stock exchange issued a disappointing 2007 earnings outlook on Tuesday, overshadowing strong quarterly earnings, which dragged its shares sharply lower.

  • The Nasdaq Stock Market , having failed in its $5.3 billion hostile takeover bid for the London Stock Exchange , is now seen scrambling to lay out a European strategy that will appease its shareholders and ensure that it won't be left behind as other major exchanges consolidate.

  • The Nasdaq Stock Market’s failure to take over the London Stock Exchange with a $5.3 billion hostile bid leaves it dangerously leveraged and in need of clear strategy to keep up with the other major exchanges, according to one LSE shareholder.

  • Nasdaq's Bid For London Exchange Rebuffed Again Sunday, 11 Feb 2007 | 10:40 AM ET

    The Nasdaq Stock Market failed for the second time in a year to win control of the London Stock Exchange , revealing Saturday that its $5.3 billion hostile bid had been spurned by the British bourse's shareholders.

  • LSE Reiterates Opposition to Nasdaq Bid Monday, 5 Feb 2007 | 3:49 AM ET

    The London Stock Exchange reiterated its opposition to a hostile bid from Nasdaq Stock Market Inc on Monday, noting that valuations of trading exchanges had risen since its U.S. rival launched its bid.

  • Nasdaq Extends Offer for LSE Until Feb. 10 Friday, 26 Jan 2007 | 1:59 PM ET

    Nasdaq, which owns almost 30% of the LSE and is offering $5.3 billion (2.7 billion pounds) in total, earlier set its own deadline of Jan. 27 for LSE investors to accept the offer.

  • LSE to Return Extra 250 Million Pounds to Shareholders Thursday, 18 Jan 2007 | 4:40 AM ET

    The London Stock Exchange unveiled plans to return as much as another 250 million pounds ($492 million) to investors as it seeks to persuade them to reject a hostile offer from U.S. rival Nasdaq.

  • Nasdaq Says Data Won't Change its View on LSE Monday, 8 Jan 2007 | 4:41 AM ET

    Nasdaq Stock Market said on Monday that imminent third-quarter figures from the London Stock Exchange would not affect its 2.7 billion pound ($5.2 billion) hostile bid for the British exchange.

  • Euronext Shareholders Approve NYSE Merger Tuesday, 19 Dec 2006 | 7:41 AM ET

    Euronext shareholders onTuesday approved a $14-billion plan to merge the multinational European exchange operator with the New York Stock Exchange and form the first transatlantic bourse.

  • London Stock Exchange on Tuesday urged its shareholders to reject a hostile takeover bid by the Nasdaq Stock Market Inc., saying the offer was "wholly inadequate."

  • Stocks closed mostly lower amid higher oil prices and a surprising decline in Midwest business activity.