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  • Early Movers: PETM, BOBE, JNPR, MSFT & more Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 7:55 AM ET
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    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • US STOCKS-Futures jump early as crude prices rebound Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 7:39 AM ET

    *Petsmart to be acquired by private equity consortium. NEW YORK, Dec 15- U.S. stock index futures rose on Monday, following the worst week for the S&P 500 in more than two years, with investors focused on a rebound in crude oil prices which earlier hit a fresh 5-1/ 2- year low. *Shares of pet supply retailer PetSmart rose 4.2 percent in premarket trading after it agreed to...

  • Dec 14- Pet supply retailer PetSmart Inc succumbed to calls from some shareholders for a sale on Sunday with an agreement to be bought by a private equity consortium led by BC Partners Ltd for $8.7 billion, in the largest leveraged buyout of the year. PetSmart said BC Partners, as well as some of its fund investors, including La Caisse de dépôt et placement du...

  • BC Partners lands PetSmart in $8.7 bln buyout Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 5:03 PM ET

    PetSmart agreed to sell itself to a private equity consortium for $8.7 billion, in the largest leveraged buyout of the year.

  • BC Partners to acquire PetSmart for $8.7 billion Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 4:31 PM ET

    Dec 14- Pet supply retailer PetSmart Inc said on Sunday it had agreed to sell itself to a private equity consortium led by BC Partners Ltd for $8.7 billion, in the largest leveraged buyout of the year. PetSmart said BC Partners, as well as co-investors that include La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and StepStone, have signed an agreement to buy the company...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 13- Apollo Global Management is nearing a buyout of PetSmart Inc for about $8 billion in what would be the largest leveraged deal for a U.S. company this year, Bloomberg reported on Saturday, citing unnamed sources. "New York- based Apollo is in late-stage talks to buy PetSmart for about $8 billion following an auction process that has been under way...

  • Cheat sheet: Retailers' Black Friday openings Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 5:00 AM ET
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    Still figuring out your Black Friday battle plan? This road map of store openings can help.

  • Big box stores' big problem? They're just 'average' Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 11:15 AM ET
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    After evaluating 64 big box stores' digital IQs, L2 concluded that 39 percent are just "average."

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1630 GMT /11:30 AM ET Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama might be open to using the Keystone pipeline as leverage with Republicans if they cooperate on other aspects of his long-stalled domestic agenda, such as investing in infrastructure, closing tax loopholes or reducing carbon emissions. U.S. regulator seeks nationwide recall of Takata air bags. WASHINGTON- The U.S. auto...

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1600 GMT /11:00 AM ET Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 11:07 AM ET

    WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama might be open to using the Keystone pipeline as leverage with Republicans if they cooperate on other aspects of his long-stalled domestic agenda, such as investing in infrastructure, closing tax loopholes or reducing carbon emissions. WASHINGTON- The U.S. auto safety regulator has told Japanese supplier Takata Corp and...

  • Early Movers: LOW, SPLS, PETM, DRI, DG & more Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 8:12 AM ET
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    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • KKR, CD&R prepare joint bid for PetSmart: Sources Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 7:17 PM ET

    Buyout firms KKR & Co LP and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice LLC (CD&R) have teamed up to take PetSmart Inc private for more than $7.5 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 18- Buyout firms KKR& Co LP and Clayton, Dubilier& Rice LLC have teamed up to take PetSmart Inc private for more than $7.5 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, as the auction for the pet food retailer heats up. KKR and CD&R are planning to submit a joint bid for PetSmart next month, the people said. PetSmart shares traded up 2.2 percent on...

  • Cramer's Gameplan: This could send Alibaba higher Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 6:11 PM ET
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    Jim Cramer gives his gameplan of the hot stocks to watch for next week. He thinks one stock could trigger some Alibaba action

  • Activist fund Jana takes stake in McDonald's Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 9:45 AM ET
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    Activist fund Jana Partners has taken a stake in quick service chain McDonald's.

  • UPDATE 1-Freshpet whets investor appetite in debut Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 11:09 AM ET

    New Jersey- based Freshpet, valued at about $644 million at the day's high, is aiming to grab a bigger share of the U.S. pet care industry, estimated to be worth nearly $59 billion this year. Freshpet is unique in that it sells cat and dog food fresh, rather than in cans, using refrigerators installed in retailers such as PetSmart Inc, Petco and Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

  • Pet food maker Freshpet rises 35 pct in debut Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    Nov 7- Shares of pet food maker Freshpet Inc rose as much as 35 percent in their trading debut on Friday as investors rushed to grab a piece of the company expected to benefit from rising pet ownership and spending on pet food in the United States. The company raised $156.3 million after it sold all the 10.4 million shares in the initial public offering at $15 each,...

  • Early Movers: HD, GPS, NKE, KING, SHLD & more Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 8:06 AM ET

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

  • Oct 14- For over seven years, fund managing partners Bob Olstein and Eric Heyman have had the good fortune of investing in a number of companies that were later bought out or became targets of big-name shareholder activists. This year alone, their Olstein Strategic Opportunities Fund has seen two of its holdings targeted by activists and another six the object...

  • Stocks that could be late bloomers Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 12:39 PM ET
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    Analysts have high expectations for 32 companies in the S&P 500 that they say will trade at least 20 percent above their current levels.