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  • WASHINGTON, Nov 26- Medtronic Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Dublin- based Covidien Plc on condition that it sell its drug-coated balloon catheter business, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday. Medtronic and Covidien shareholders will vote on the merger on Jan. 6. Medtronic is the world's largest stand-alone medical device maker, with a...

  • FACTBOX-Recent tax inversion proposals Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    Medical technology company Medtronic Inc said on Nov. 18 that its plan to acquire and adopt the tax domicile of Ireland's Covidien Plc was on track to close in 2015.. High-tech manufacturer Applied Materials Inc plans to buy Japanese rival Tokyo Electron Ltd and reincorporate in the Netherlands. Burger King Worldwide Inc plans to acquire Canadian coffee and...

  • LONDON/ NEW YORK, Nov 18- Deutsche Bank on Tuesday priced US $1.5 billion of bonds that convert into equity, fortifying its capital strength and its leverage ratio in particular. It was sized at the upper end of the US $1 billion to US $1.5 billion range flagged to investors. Of the rest, around 25% was sold into Asia and the rest into Europe.

  • Medtronic meets Street; Covidien deal on track Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 12:10 PM ET
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    Medtronic posted a profit that was in line with expectations and said its $42.9 billion purchase of hospital products maker Covidien remains on track.

  • Nov 18- Medtronic Inc posted a quarterly profit that was in line with analyst expectations, helped by sales of new heart devices, and said its $42.9 billion purchase of hospital products maker Covidien Plc remains on track to close early next year. But Medtronic executives said they remain fully committed to buying Dublin- based Covidien and are focused on...

  • Early Movers: HD, MDT, EA, ZTS, GPRO, IBM & more Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

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

  • Stock futures little moved after Home Depot, data Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 8:54 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Wall Street looked set for a higher open on Tuesday, after Dow component Home Depot reported numbers that were better than expected.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 12- Republicans in the U.S. Congress will soon move to kill a medical device tax imposed less than two years ago under President Barack Obama's healthcare law, congressional aides and analysts said on Wednesday. Though no full-scale repeal of Obamacare is expected, even with the Senate now under Republican control, the move against the tax is part...

  • Republican knives out for Obama's medical devices tax Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 5:25 PM ET

    Last week's elections will elevate Republican Senator Orrin Hatch, a long-standing opponent of the tax, to the chairmanship of the tax-writing finance committee in the Senate. Though no full-scale repeal of Obamacare is expected, even with the Senate under Republican control, the move against the device tax is part of efforts to chip away at the law.

  • Your first trade for Thursday Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 6:00 PM ET

    The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 5- While the Republican Party won't assume its Senate majority until January, U.S. stock investors are already betting the new congressional makeup could lead to faster action on pipelines and trade agreements, sending energy shares higher on Wednesday. Part of the broader market's move came on relief that the Senate majority party was not in doubt;...

  • Early Movers: TWX, ATVI, PBPB, TRIP, GE & more Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 7:55 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Unknown election outcome is stocks' big fear Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Oct. 17, 2014.

    A handful of toss-up Senate races could hold the key to whether stocks glide through the end of the year or get hit with a fresh bout of volatility.

  • U.S. investors appear less concerned with whether Republicans take control of the Senate, as expected, or Democrats hang on to their majority by a slim margin. "If we have a really uncertain situation, where the Senate is divided and candidates are threatening recounts, that's really not good," said Robbert van Batenburg, director of market strategy at Newedge USA...

  • What's boosting healthiest sector in S&P this year Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    Health care has been on a tear in 2014, and there is still room for upside. Wall Street analysts are focusing on the following four trends.

  • Oct 15- Another proposed U.S. corporate tax "inversion" deal collapsed on Friday when Irish food group Fyffes Plc and larger U.S. rival Chiquita Brands International Inc called off an agreement to combine. It was the fourth such deal to unravel since the Treasury Department on Sept. 22 cracked down on inversions, deals in which a U.S. company acquires or sets up a...

  • BOSTON, Oct 22- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating about two dozen cases of suspected cybersecurity flaws in medical devices and hospital equipment that officials fear could be exploited by hackers, a senior official at the agency told Reuters. The products under review by the agency's Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency...

  • UPDATE 2-St. Jude Medical lowers forecast; shares fall Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 1:07 PM ET

    Oct 15- Heart device maker St. Jude Medical Inc on Wednesday forecast fourth-quarter revenue below Wall Street estimates, citing soft international sales and unfavorable foreign exchange rates, and its shares fell nearly 4 percent. The maker of pacemakers, implantable defibrillators, replacement heart valves and neurological products said it expects...