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Verizon Wireless agreed to buy Alltel for $28.1 billion, including $22.2 billion in debt, vaulting the combined company to first place in the U.S. mobile services market ahead of AT&T.
Britain's Vodafone confirmed on Thursday that U.S.-based Verizon Wireless, in which it has a 45 percent stake, is in advanced talks to buy U.S. rural mobile service provider Alltel.
Apple reached a deal to sell iPhones in Japan by the end of the year. In Wednesday’s Web Extra find out how the traders are playing the news.
Stocks finished mixed as investors juggled some encouraging economic news and concerns about the financial sector. Lehman Brothers rebounded, while bond insurers plunged. Oil dropped below $123 a barrel.
Stocks ticked higher amid some encouraging economic data. Lehman Brothers rebounded after a recent slide but financials remained under some pressure ahead of a slew of earnings out of the sector next week. Oil dropped below $123 a barrel.
Stocks opened lower but quickly bounced as investors juggled worries about financials against some upbeat economic news. American Express led Dow gainers. Lehman rebounded, while Bank of America fell. Oil dropped below $123 a barrel.
Stocks tumbled after General Motors and Ford reported sharp drops in May sales. Prior to the news, it was a yo-yo session as a $2 drop in oil prices dragged on energy stocks and concerns lingered about financials. The market popped several times after some good news, including a jump in factory orders, GM's restructuring plan and comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, but gains quickly fizzled.
The Dow fell sharply on Monday after S&P jolted three leading U.S. banks with downgrades and Wachovia ousted CEO Ken Thompson. What's the "Word on the Street?"
Downgrades of three U.S. investment banks, an ouster of Wachovia's CEO and a bleak U.K. housing outlook reignited fears about the global credit crunch.
Standard & Poor's cut the ratings of Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley and said the outlook for large US financial institutions is now mostly negative.
It's the last day of the month and no one wants to be a hero. But the Street is struggling to find a narrative -- it's not clear where we are, so instead of broad narratives I am getting a lot of little stories. Here are a few observations...
John F. Marshall spent decades teaching at business schools and watching his students parlay his lessons into fortunes on Wall Street. But when he and another professor reached for some of those riches themselves, events took a startling turn, the authorities say.
Dell up 8 percent pre-open on a stronger than expected report. But oil is up, bonds are reversing their recent decline, and other metals like gold and copper are up slightly today, though a modest dollar rally continues.
Dow's CEO, Andrew Liveris, noted that first quarter feedstock and energy costs were up "a staggering 42 percent," putting strains on the company and its relations with customers. For most chemical companies, price increases have failed to keep up with raw material increases.
Bear Stearns plans to turn over documents to securities regulators showing that financial giants like Goldman Sachs Group, Citadel Investment Group and Paulson & Co cut their exposure to the securities firm before its collapse, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.
The Dow ended higher Tuesday led by technology companies as a sharp drop in crude oil prices rekindled hopes of increased consumer and business spending on tech gear...
Overall, 3 stocks advanced for every 2 that declined. OK, it's not a roaring start to the summer, but consider the headlines: 1) May Conference Board Consumer Confidence fell to the lowest since October 1992.
Stocks closed with solid gains, led by technology companies such as Apple, as investors bet that a sharp drop in crude oil prices will help shore up consumer and business spending on tech gear.
Top officials at BlackRock say the big investment management firm continues explore major investments in distressed assets--such as its recent purchase of $15 billion in mortgage securities from UBS--but the company is becoming more selective in recent weeks about where to place its bets, CNBC has learned.
We are down three out of four days and the uptrend that began with the March bottom has now been broken. Many financials like Lehman are already sitting at or near their March lows.