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  • 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...

  • Oct 15- Major U.S. drugmaker AbbVie Inc said on Wednesday it was reconsidering a $55 billion bid for Ireland's Shire Plc, marking a setback for "inversion" deals in which U.S. companies reincorporate abroad to cut tax costs. Steris Corp said on Monday it has offered to buy Britain's Synergy Health Plc for about $1.9 billion in a deal that would shift Steris' tax...

  • Oct 15- Heart device maker St. Jude Medical Inc forecast a quarterly revenue that fell below Wall Street estimate, and said sales growth in international markets didn't match its expectation. The maker of pacemakers, implantable defibrillators, artificial heart valves, stents and neurological products said it expects an adjusted profit of $1.02- $1.04 per...

  • Early movers: SYMC, YELP, MSFT, FDO, TSLA & more Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 7:37 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Oct 5- Medical equipment supplier Becton Dickinson& Co has agreed to buy CareFusion Corp, a maker of infusion pumps and other medical devices, for $12.2 billion in cash and stock, marking the latest multibillion-dollar healthcare sector deal. Becton said on Sunday it would pay a total of $58.00 a share- $49.00 in cash and 0.0777 of a share of Becton Dickinson- for...

  • Your first trade for Monday Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 5:30 PM ET
    Fast Money Final Trade: FXC, EWZ, M, TLT

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

  • NEW YORK, Oct 3- Covidien Plc and Medtronic Inc both rallied on Friday, with the names moving on heavy volume after Medtronic affirmed its commitment to buy Dublin- based Covidien. Medtronic did change the structure of the deal, saying it would use $16 billion in debt rather than cash held overseas, reacting to changes made by U.S. tax authorities to cut the benefits...

  • Oct 3- U.S. medical equipment maker Medtronic Inc said it would still buy Covidien Plc but would use $16 billion in debt rather than cash held overseas, reacting to new U.S. Medtronic stock rose 3.6 percent to $65.06, while Covidien gained 5.6 percent to $93.78. Medtronic in June announced plans to buy Ireland's Covidien for cash and stock worth $43 billion.

  • Midday Movers: Media General, Noble, Yodlee & More Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 12:10 PM ET
    Wall Street New York Stock Exchange NYSE

    Take a look at some of Friday's midday movers.

  • Oct 3- U.S. medical equipment maker Medtronic Inc said it would still buy Covidien Plc but will use $16 billion in debt rather than cash held overseas, reacting to changes made by U.S. tax authorities to cut the benefits of such "inversion deals." Medtronic in June announced plans to buy Ireland's Covidien for cash and stock worth $43 billion. Medtronic said on Friday...

  • Medtronic up sharply   Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 9:29 AM ET
    Medtronic up sharply

    CNBC's David Faber reports Medtronic is changing its source of cash for its deal to buy Covidien.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 3- Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd, citing a "changed political environment," said on Friday it had scrapped a deal with Italy's Cosmo Pharmaceuticals SpA that would have allowed it to shift its tax base from the United States to Europe. In recent months, Salix has also been pursued by Allergan Inc as the Botox maker seeks to fend off a $53 billion hostile...

  • Health care inversions in jeopardy?   Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 3:12 PM ET
    Health care inversions in jeopardy?

    Discussing how new government rules could impact health care inversion deals, with CNBC's Meg Tirrell and Les Funtleyder, Esquared Asset Management.

  • Will new rules curb all tax inversions? Nah Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    A Burger King Whopper and French fries are shown in Tiskilwa, Ill.

    The new tax-inversion rules will trip up a lot of companies but they're not going to stop the practice, says former asst US attorney Mitchell Epner.

  • These 3 hot health-care stocks look strong: Pro Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 2:49 PM ET
    New tax guidelines; Pain for stocks?

    Health-care stocks still have upside, Dan Chai of Iguana Healthcare Partners says.