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M&A news and quarterly updates provided some of the catalysts behind the most actively traded stocks on Monday.
Stocks are looking for direction amid a flurry of takeover headlines this morning. Asian stocks were higher overnight on the back of Wall Street's Friday gains, but European markets are mostly weaker.
Cardinal Health said on Monday it would acquire Viasys Healthcare, which makes medical products for respiratory care and other uses, for about $1.5 billion, including debt.
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Cardinal, one of the nation's top three drug distributors, made good on newly appointed Chief Executive R. Kerry Clark's promise in November to sell the underperforming unit and focus on reshaping the company.