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  • 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.

  • Why a Santa rally might not be in the cards Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 6:03 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Many traders expect stocks to rally into the year-end, but the current complacency may be signaling a late year Santa rally won't happen this year.

  • 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.

  • Why a Santa rally might not be in the cards Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 6:32 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Many traders expect stocks to rally into the year-end, but the current complacency may be signaling a late year Santa rally won't happen this year.

  • *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.

  • Baker Hughes worth $75: Dr. J  Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 12:16 PM ET

    Halliburton has agreed to buy rival Baker Hughes in a stock and cash deal valued at $34.6 billion. Dr. J has Baker Hughes in his trader playbook, and believes the stock goes higher from here.

  • *Baker Hughes rallies, Halliburton tumbles after deal. The M&A news partly offset the declines as Allergan agreed to be bought by Actavis while Halliburton said it would buy Baker Hughes. Allergan and Baker Hughes were the top point gainers on the S&P 500..

  • *Baker Hughes rallies on Halliburton deal; crude futures fall. *DreamWorks shares slide as Hasbro talks stall. Merger and acquisition news offset the declines as Halliburton said it would buy Baker Hughes and Allergan agreed to be bought by Actavis.

  • More stimulus coming after Japan GDP shocker? Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 10:08 AM ET
    Shipping containers are loaded onto an international freighter at the international cargo terminal in Tokyo.

    Japan's economy unexpected fall into recession increases the likelihood of demands for further stimulus.

  • Halliburton-Baker Hughes win win: Pro  Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 10:05 AM ET

    Discussing Halliburton's roughly $34.6 billion for Baker Hughes, Michael LaMotte, Guggenheim Securities, says the deal allows both companies to get ahead of the markets on the cost curve and from a business cycle standpoint makes great sense.

  • *Baker Hughes rallies on Halliburton deal; crude futures fall. *DreamWorks shares slide as Hasbro talks stall. Merger and acquisition news partly offset the declines as Halliburton said it would buy Baker Hughes and Allergan is close to a buyout by Actavis.

  • Halliburton in blockbuster oilfield services deal Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 8:43 AM ET

    Halliburton on Monday agreed to buy Baker Hughes in a cash and stock deal valued at $34.6 billion.

  • Early Movers: BHI, HAL, TSN, AGN, GM, MAR & more Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 8:14 AM ET

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