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  • Fast U.S. merger pace raises risk - Fitch Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 2:41 PM ET

    NEW YORK, June 10- A record pace of mergers and acquisitions in the United States has increased the risk some companies are overloading on debt and some deals may end up souring, Fitch Ratings said on Wednesday. M&A activity totaled $245.2 billion in May, surpassing the previous record of $225.8 billion in May 2007, Fitch said, citing data from Dealogic.

  • SINGAPORE/ TAIPEI, June 9- Chip companies are merging, signing $66 billion worth of deals this year alone in preparation for an explosion of demand from all walks of life as the next technological revolution takes hold: the Internet of Things. Last month saw the biggest-ever chip merger with Avago Technologies Ltd agreeing to buy Broadcom Corp for $37 billion.

  • EXCLUSIVE-Chipmaker Atmel exploring sale -sources Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | 4:15 PM ET

    June 8- Atmel Corp, a maker of small processors called microcontrollers that are used in the electronics industry, is exploring strategic alternatives, including a possible sale, three people familiar with the matter said on Monday. Atmel, which has a market capitalization of around $4 billion, is working with investment bank Qatalyst Partners on a sale process,...

  • June 5- Intel Corp's $16.7 billion acquisition of programmable-chip maker Altera Corp is not the bad news for Altera's rivals that it may seem to be at first blush. With Altera becoming part of Intel, the San Jose-based company is likely to focus on the x86 microprocessors made by the world's biggest chip company, rather than those made by companies such as ARM...

  • Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed slightly lower on Tuesday, as investors failed to hold positive momentum on domestic data and Greece debt talks.

  • *Dollar drops on optimism of Greece deal with creditors. *Intel drops after rating cut; biggest drag on indexes. June 2- U.S. stocks erased earlier losses to turned positive on Tuesday afternoon on optimism that Greece would strike a deal with its creditors, while weak U.S. data and bearish comments from a Federal Reserve board member allayed fears of a near-term...

  • Early movers: MDT, PVH, DG, SHLD, AAPL & more Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 7:48 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Why Intel-Altera deal could hurt TSMC Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 11:12 PM ET
    Why Intel-Altera deal could hurt TSMC

    Mehdi Hosseini, senior analyst at Susquehanna Financial Group, explains why Intel's purchase of Altera - a maker of programmable chips - could "adversely impact" TSMC.

  • Cramer Remix: You got a problem with Intel? Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 7:00 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on the set of Mad Money

    Jim Cramer’s got some intel you won’t want to miss.

  • Cramer's verdict: Are stocks insanely overvalued? Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 6:11 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Jim Cramer launches an investigation to find out if the market is completely overvalued right now, or is there opportunity.

  • Intel CEO: Altera deal to improve chip performance Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 5:26 PM ET
    Intel CEO Brian Krzanich

    Intel CEO Brian Krzanich explains why the chipmaker wants Altera and whether another acquisition is on the horizon.

  • NEW YORK, June 1- The U.S. dollar gained on Monday after a round of economic data kept expectations alive for an interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve this year, while the euro fell on worry about Greece's financial crisis and soft euro zone data. U.S. stocks closed modestly higher in a choppy session as a deal by Intel Corp to acquire Altera for $16.7 billion...

  • *Intel falls on $16.7 bln Altera buy. Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren said with little evidence of a rebound, the Fed is in no position to start raising interest rates for the first time since 2006.. But as the day has progessed, some of the enthusiasm has worn off since the debate continues as to when the Fed is going to raise rates, "said Bucky Hellwig, senior vice...

  • Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel.

    Intel CEO Brian Krzanich sheds light on Intel's acquisition of Altera for $16.7 billion.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed higher on June's first trading day as investors found some encouragement from mixed second-quarter economic reports.

  • *Intel falls on Altera buy, weighs on Nasdaq, Dow and S&P. With little evidence of a rebound, the Fed is in no position to start raising interest rates for the first time since 2006, Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren said. "So far, economic data... does not suggest the Fed is going to raise rates in the near future, and the fact that the economy contracted in Q1 even with...

  • Brent crude was off 69 cents at $64.87 a barrel, and U.S. crude slipped 36 cents to $59.94 a barrel. U.S. stocks were higher in a choppy session as a deal by Intel Corp to acquire Altera for $16.7 billion helped lift the technology sector as investors parsed U.S. economic reports. "We just got a couple of head fakes where people are trying to second-guess every piece of...

  • *Intel falls on Altera buy, weighs on Nasdaq, Dow and S&P. *Microsoft jumps on report of German startup buy. "We're seeing a lot of counter trends in the market," said Rick Fier, director of trading at Conifer Securities in New York.

  • June 1- Intel Corp agreed to buy Altera Corp for $16.7 billion as the world's biggest chipmaker seeks to make up for slowing demand from the PC industry by expanding its line-up of higher-margin chips used in data centers. By combining with Altera, Intel will be able to bundle its processing chips with the smaller company's programmable chips, which are used,...

  • *Intel falls on Altera buy, weighs on Nasdaq, Dow and S&P. June 1- U.S. stocks were flat in choppy trading late on Monday morning, giving up their gains from a strong opening, as investors digested a slew of data that sent a mixed picture on the pace of the economy's recovery. Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren said he would like to begin raising rates as soon as possible,...