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  • Nov 20- Canada's Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc said it may buy back up to $2 billion worth of securities, replacing a previous $1.5 billion program under which it bought back no securities. The announcement comes a few days after acquisition-hungry Valeant's $54 billion offer to buy Botox maker Allergan Inc was trumped by Actavis Plc's $66...

  • Cramer plays oil merger matchmaker Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:55 PM ET

    Jim Cramer is feeling inspired by mergers announced recently and thinks these two large players in the oil patch should get hitched.

  • Stocks little moved after Fed; Nasdaq ends lower Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 4:45 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks fell on Wednesday, as investors waited for minutes from the Fed.

  • Asian indices mixed on Japan woes; FOMC minutes eyed Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 2:10 AM ET
    Pedestrians pass before a share prices board in Tokyo on November 17, 2014. Japan's share prices fell 453.18 points to close at 17,037.65 points at the morning session of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, after official data showed Japan's economy surprisingly slumped into a recession.

    Trading was mixed in Asia on Wednesday, as sentiment turned cautious amid concerns over the health of Japan - the world's third largest economy - and ahead of the release of the U.S. Federal Reserves' meeting minutes.

  • *Nikkei erases gains, Asia shares hit by weak commodity prices. TOKYO, Nov 19- Japanese shares gave up early gains on Wednesday as investors booked profits after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delayed a tax hike and said he would call a snap election to seek a fresh mandate for his economic policies. Japan's Nikkei erased earlier gains to stand flat by midday, showing...

  • TOKYO, Nov 19- Japanese stocks rose on Wednesday as investors held out hope for more robust growth after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delayed a tax hike and called an early election to seek a fresh mandate for his aggressive policies to shore up the economy. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was a touch lower while Japan's Nikkei rose 0.6...

  • Cramer Remix: Warning to the skeptics Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 7:32 PM ET

    "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer issues a warning investors should heed.

  • Cramer: Forget the long game, for now Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 6:11 PM ET

    Jim Cramer just can't make sense of what's happening in the market. Why does it keep going higher? Is it time to stop questioning and jump in?

  • S&P, Dow end at record highs as global worries ease Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 4:52 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks rose on Tuesday, lifting the Dow and S&P 500 to their loftiest ever.

  • Actavis Plc, Gilead Sciences and other biotechs were among the biggest drivers, a day after Allergan agreed to be bought by Actavis. Shares of Actavis were up 8.7 percent at $269.60, helped by bullish analyst notes, while Gilead's stock rose 3.3 percent to $103.71 percent. "A little bit of a risk trade is coming back on, and those are the areas for the M&A," said Uri...

  • Actavis Plc, Gilead Sciences, Celgene and other biotech names were among the S&P 500' s biggest drivers, a day after Allergan agreed to be bought by Actavis. The S&P health care index was up 1.6 percent, while shares of Actavis were up 8.3 percent, Gilead's rose 3.3 percent and shares of Celgene were up 2.4 percent. Helping Actavis were bullish analyst notes.

  • US STOCKS-S&P 500 hits record, healthcare leads gains Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 1:45 PM ET

    Actavis Plc, Gilead, Celgene and other biotech names were among the S&P 500' s biggest drivers, a day after Allergan agreed to be bought by Actavis. The S&P health care index was up 1.4 percent, while shares of Actavis were up 7.7 percent, Gilead's rose 2.9 percent and shares of Celgene were up 2.4 percent. Helping Actavis were bullish analyst notes.

  • Midday movers: Allergan, Apple, Fluor & more Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 12:56 PM ET
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    Some of Tuesday midday movers:

  • US STOCKS-S&P 500 hits record again; Actavis rallies Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 18- U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday, lifting the S&P 500 to a record high, boosted by healthcare after Actavis' acquisition of Allergan triggered bullish analyst notes. Allergan on Monday accepted a $66 billion takeover bid from Actavis Plc in cash and stock. At least two analysts raised Actavis' price target, one to as high as $300.

  • Ackman to CNBC: Support Actavis-Allergan deal   Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 10:27 AM ET
    Ackman to CNBC: Support Actavis-Allergan deal

    CNBC's David Faber reports investor Bill Ackman has told CNBC he will withdraw from the special meeting on December 18th where Actavis shareholders could have voted on new directors.

  • Ackman has the luck of a loser, to the tune of $2.2B Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 7:02 AM ET
    Bill Ackman

    Heads he wins. Tails he wins. That was the situation Bill Ackman found himself in — or perhaps more accurately, orchestrated — on Monday.

  • Mega-mergers are popular again on Wall Street Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 6:47 AM ET

    Deals worth $100 billion on Monday put the Street on pace for a year rivaling the dot-com bubble era and the private equity surge just before the financial crisis.

  • Hedge funds ditch Apple for AbbVie and Alibaba Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 5:29 AM ET
    A couple look at an Apple Inc. iPhone 6 at an Apple store in the China Central Mall in Beijing, China, on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014.

    Hedge funds flocked to Apple ahead of launch of the iPhone 6, but the company is now the most sold position among some of world's largest funds.

  • A day after shock data showing Japan slipping into recession had rattled financial markets, Japan's Nikkei rose 1.7 percent, erasing about a half of Monday's 3.0 percent fall. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to announce later in the day that he is calling a snap election, banking on the ruling Liberal Democrat Party trouncing a weak opposition to reaffirm...

  • Tracking the Allergan-Actavis merger   Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 7:32 PM ET
    Tracking the Allergan-Actavis merger

    Sachin Shah, Analyst at Albert Fried and Company, discusses news that botox maker Allergan agreed to a $66 billion takeover bid from Actavis.