Mergers and acquisitions broke a seven-year losing streak in 2014, with $3.48 trillion worth of deals. CNBC looks at some of the year's highlights.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals is abandoning its growth-by-acquisitions strategy for the time being to try to reduce debt and boost its stock price.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Fresh of a big win from investing in human drugs, Bill Ackman is now focused on pharmaceuticals for animals.
Take a look at some of Friday's midday movers:
Jim Cramer is feeling inspired by mergers announced recently and thinks these two large players in the oil patch should get hitched.
Stocks fell on Wednesday, as investors waited for minutes from the Fed.
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.
"Mad Money" host Jim Cramer issues a warning investors should heed.
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?
Stocks rose on Tuesday, lifting the Dow and S&P 500 to their loftiest ever.
Some of Tuesday midday movers:
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.
Heads he wins. Tails he wins. That was the situation Bill Ackman found himself in — or perhaps more accurately, orchestrated — on Monday.
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 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.
Sachin Shah, Analyst at Albert Fried and Company, discusses news that botox maker Allergan agreed to a $66 billion takeover bid from Actavis.
Wall Street research was ready to give up, but "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer thinks this could be the start of a major turnaround.
Jim Cramer reviews the acquisition of Allergan by Actavis to judge just how lucrative the deal could really be for shareholders.
Stocks fell Monday after data had Japan unexpectedly falling into a recession.