“All went from being benign to pernicious in one week,” said Jim Cramer. “Is that possible?”
Stocks finished modestly higher across the board Tuesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 closing at their best levels since October 2007, lifted by optimism for more M&A deals and after positive economic data from Europe.
When Dish reports earnings the big question is how it'll make its year of investment pay off.
2013’s surge in merger and acquisition-related activity is heading for Europe, according to strategists who say the continent has the same essential ingredients in place for a revival in deals as the U.S.
Bruce Willis' action sequel "A Good Day to Die Hard" debuted as the weekend's top draw with a $25 million debut from Friday to Sunday.
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M&A activity could be up as much as 50 percent this year, and analysts point to energy, tech, consumer goods and chemicals as the sectors to watch.
Stocks recovered from their lows Friday to close narrowly mixed, but the S&P 500 managed to pull off its seventh-straight week higher.
Recent M&A activity makes sense, Mike Santoli of Yahoo! Finance says.
U.S. stock index futures were narrowly mixed Friday as investors hesitated to jump in as finance ministers and central banks from the Group of 20 met in Moscow amid growing worries over a currency war.
With animal spirits on the rise, companies armed with cheap financing are fueling a new merger wave, but that's not likely to do much for markets.
Stocks ended off session lows but the Dow still finished in negative territory Wednesday, as investors took a pause amid a lack of significant market catalysts and after the S&P briefly hit its highest level since December 2007.
General Electric is selling its remaining 49 percent stake in NBCUniversal to Comcast, with CNBC's Mary Thompson; and Steve Winoker, Sanford Bernstein, weighs in.
Investors should look at reducing their exposure to beta, Joe Terranova says.
The $16.7 billion Comcast is paying General Electric for the remainder of NBCUniversal looks reasonable, says one analyst, but he sees little reason to change his "neutral" rating on the cable company's shares.
The FMHR traders share their take on Merck's warning the company will take a $0.05 per share hit in Q1 due to Venezuelan currency devaluation; and also discuss how to play Apple and Comcast.
General Electric is one of the biggest gainers in the Dow today after news hit that it's selling its remaining stake in NBCUniversal to Comcast for nearly $17 billion, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.
General Electric is at a 52-week high, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson. General Electric executives are taking questions in regards to the sale of NBCUniversal to Comcast.
Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts told CNBC on Wednesday that he's "bullish and optimistic" about the prospects for NBCUniversal.
U.S. stock index futures held their gains Wednesday following a pair of economic reports, a day after the Dow and S&P 500 closed at multi-year highs.