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  • WILLISTON, N.D., Nov 21- Halliburton Co's $35 billion takeover of Baker Hughes Inc will create an oilfield services powerhouse in North Dakota with more than half the cementing market and a leading position in fracking, according to data seen by Reuters. The deal, announced on Monday, will help Halliburton better compete with global leader Schlumberger NV, as well...

  • *Technip offers 28 pct premium on CGG's closing price. *Technip shares down 6.5 pct, CGG up 26 pct. PARIS, Nov 20- French oil services firm CGG has rebuffed a 1.47 billion euro takeover offer from larger rival Technip, which wants to broaden the range of services it can offer cost-wary oil companies.

  • 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.

  • Halliburton down 12% this week  Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 12:37 PM ET

    Halliburton's stock is having the worst post-deal performance of the year, after news the company is buying out Baker Hughes.

  • 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?

  • Other possible winners from the Halliburton deal Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 3:13 PM ET
    A worker on a oil and gas drilling rig.

    A sale of parts of Halliburton's business to appease regulators could be a game-changer for smaller oilfield services companies, analysts say.

  • Halliburton needed to be bigger, stronger: CEO Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:23 AM ET
    Dave Lesar (3rd L), Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Halliburton, rings the Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on November 18, 2014 in New York City

    Halliburton bought Baker Hughes to be a bigger, stronger integrated company to compete in the marketplace, said CEO Dave Lesar.

  • Halliburton's CEO on antitrust opposition  Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 9:38 AM ET

    David Lesar, Halliburton chairman & CEO, addresses concerns over Austrian opposition to the deal with Baker Hughes.

  • Halliburton's Lesar: Building industry bellwether  Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 9:36 AM ET

    David Lesar, Halliburton chairman & CEO, discusses volatility in the oil industrial and the complimentary technologies Baker Hughes brings to Halliburton.

  • Halliburton CEO: Created great US company  Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 9:34 AM ET

    Discussing Halliburton's $35 billion deal with Baker Hughes, David Lesar, Halliburton chairman & CEO, explains the strategy, price and timing behind the transaction. "A bigger, stronger, integrated company is needed to compete in this marketplace," says Lesar.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • SINGAPORE, Nov 18- U.S. crude edged lower towards $75 a barrel in early Asian trade on Tuesday, as oil prices struggle to find a floor ahead of next week's critical OPEC meeting. *Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said on Monday that a special global meeting was being planned "very soon" between OPEC and non- OPEC nations to discuss global oil prices.

  • *Baker Hughes rallies, Halliburton tumbles after deal. Shares of Baker Hughes, up 8.9 percent, and Allergan, up 5.3 percent, gave the S&P 500 its biggest boost after Halliburton said it would buy Baker Hughes and Allergan agreed to be bought by Actavis. "It shows the strength of the overall market that you could have this recession news out of Japan, and yet have the...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 17- Halliburton Co will have a tough time convincing U.S. regulators to approve its $35 billion deal to buy smaller rival Baker Hughes Inc but could prevail with the right divestitures, antitrust experts said Monday. Halliburton and Baker Hughes, which have already reached out to the U.S. Department of Justice, will argue that the government...

  • Stocks little moved; S&P 500 at record-high close Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 4:00 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks fell Monday after data had Japan unexpectedly falling into a recession.

  • *Brent falls toward $78 as Japanese growth stalls. NEW YORK, Nov 17- Oil prices fell and global equity markets were mixed on Monday after news that Japan unexpectedly slipped into recession in the third quarter renewed concerns about the world economy, but merger activity and comment about European stimulus capped declines. Brent oil initially fell more than $1...

  • After Halliburton deal, who's next? Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:41 PM ET
    Oil drills are pictured in the Kern River oil field in Bakersfield, California

    M&A is alive and well in the energy sector. Here's the buzz about which companies might be next, says NYSE floor trader Kenny Polcari.

  • *Baker Hughes rallies, Halliburton tumbles after deal. Shares of Baker Hughes, up 10.2 percent, and Allergan, up 5.1 percent, led gains on the S&P 500 after Halliburton said it would buy Baker Hughes and Allergan agreed to be bought by Actavis. The largest percentage gainer on the S&P 500 was Baker Hughes, while the largest decliner was Halliburton, down 10.1 percent.