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Following are moves you might have missed. Find out why shares of ANR and Lazard popped while Corinthian and Leap Wireless dropped.
It is impossible today for small- and medium-sized technology companies to go public through IPOs with the big investment banks.
As it investigates a suspected kickback scheme in New York’s pension system, the Securities and Exchange Commission has been pushing to bar Steven L. Rattner, a prominent financier and former adviser to the Obama administration on the auto industry, from working in the securities industry for up to three years, according to three people told of the discussions. The NYT explains.
It almost feels like America is on sale considering the sheer volume of deal speculation in the market. With all the wheeling and dealing how should you trade?
The market had every reason to sell-off recently. We had renewed worries about Greece, a higher dollar, and Treasury auctions. So why isn't the damage worse?
The government's trash appears to be investors' treasure with AIG as well as Citigroup leading the markets higher. Is the trade fundamental or froth?
What must you know to trade this market? According to the Fast Money traders it's that deal making will be a big driver going forward.
America's CEOs are on a major spending spree. They're paying dividends, buying back shares, and most importantly, buying each other.
Deal making is officially back on with three major takeovers announced Monday. Where is the Fast Money finding alpha amid increasing acquisitions?
If you're looking for a sign of value in the market look no further than the recent flurry of M&A.
"There are no fundamentals right now that drive the market," says Joe Terranova, "It's all about technicals."
The tragic passing of Bruce Wasserstein has left Lazard frantically searching for a new CEO. And according to CNBC's Charlie Gasparino, the search is down to two people.
At this moment in time, it is the best earnings season ever on record. You heard that right.
After hours the Fast Money traders were closely watching the action in IBM and Google as they sorted through earnings reports from both companies.
Investors are wondering what will be the next catalyst to drive stocks. Can you say M&A, baby?
Shares of Lazard closed lower on Monday after CEO and legendary dealmaker Bruce Wasserstein was hospitalized for an irregular heartbeat.
Strong trading activity will help the big banks post handsome profits in the coming quarters but their smaller counterparts will continue to languish, banking analyst Dick Bove told CNBC.
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Investors are eager for signs that the economic recovery is underway - and after hours it seems Alcoa delivered.