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  • Prosecutors said the trades enabled SAC Capital to make $275 million, making it the most lucrative insider trading case ever charged in the United States. The $10 million class action accord, which requires court approval, follows earlier deals with U.S. authorities in which SAC Capital agreed to pay $1.8 billion and plead guilty following investigations...

  • Campaigners hail Apple shareholder move Thursday, 24 Dec 2015 | 2:20 AM ET
    iPhone cases are pictured on a wall Apple store in the Manhattan borough of New York.

    Apple’s decision to give shareholders a greater say in boardroom appointments is a significant victory, campaigners have said. The FT reports.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 23- A new class of blood thinners that competes with widely used warfarin should get a boost next year when an "antidote" that can reverse the medications' effects in an emergency is expected to enter the market, according to top U.S. heart doctors and investors. Xarelto, from Bayer AG and Johnson& Johnson, and Eliquis, sold by Bristol-Myers Squibb and...

  • The biggest M&A deals of 2015 Wednesday, 23 Dec 2015 | 5:25 AM ET
    Heinz and Kraft Foods to merge.

    2015 has been a record year for mergers and acquisitions (M&A). CNBC looks back at the 10 biggest deals of the year and who advised on them.

  • This was 2015's big transformative M&A deal Tuesday, 22 Dec 2015 | 10:31 PM ET
    This was 2015's big transformative M&A deal

    The biggest deal of 2015 to transform the M&A market was the $55 billion Charter-Time Warner deal, says Sachin Shah, special situations and merger arbitrage strategist at Albert Fried & Company.

  • This year's big stocking stuffer: Apple stock Tuesday, 22 Dec 2015 | 11:17 AM ET
    Apple store

    Holiday shoppers are buying stock in the form of gift cards, and the most popular options are Apple, Alphabet and Facebook.

  • DEALS-Year of the mega deal unlikely to be repeated Monday, 21 Dec 2015 | 8:52 PM ET

    While the number of announced deals globally declined from 2014 by 2.1 percent to 39,687, deal volume rose 40.8 percent to a record $4.6 trillion, according to preliminary Thomson Reuters data, as big companies pursued their dream matches. This year's mega deals included many with long-expected operational efficiencies, such as brewer Anheuser-Busch...

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed higher, recovering slightly from a sharp sell-off last week, as investors eyed oil prices in the shortened holiday week.

  • Dec 21- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd appointed Matthew Bassiur as head global intellectual property enforcement to oversee the company's anti-counterfeiting and intellectual property rights protection efforts. Alibaba's Taobao Marketplace and Alibaba.com were both previously on the piracy blacklist, which highlights markets linked to significant...

  • *Zoetis, Pfizer assets could attract Bayer in future. Possible targets for the German company could include veterinary drug firm Zoetis and Pfizer's consumer health business, the two sources said. Bayer, Zoetis and Pfizer declined to comment.

  • Bill to make men jump through hoops to get Viagra Wednesday, 16 Dec 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Bill to make men jump through hoops to get Viagra

    A South Carolina lawmaker introduced legislation to make a point.

  • AstraZeneca investing $800 mln to go local in China Wednesday, 16 Dec 2015 | 1:00 AM ET

    LONDON, Dec 16- AstraZeneca aims to build up its already strong position in China by making and developing more medicines locally, and will invest more than $800 million in the country over the next 10 years, it said on Wednesday. "We don't want to have drugs that are approved in the U.S. and elsewhere and it then takes another five or six years to bring them to patients...

  • What could the Fed buy with its $4.5 trillion? Tuesday, 15 Dec 2015 | 2:19 PM ET
    Photo composite of Janet Yellen holding money

    To help the Fed out, we came up with some options for how it can spend down $4.5 trillion.

  • Early movers: GE, SIRI, MMM, FEYE, COH, V, BA & more Tuesday, 15 Dec 2015 | 8:10 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Wall Street aims for 2-day rally as Fed meeting begins Tuesday, 15 Dec 2015 | 7:28 AM ET

    U.S. stock futures were sharply higher this morning, after Monday's strong gains on Wall Street.

  • Dec 14- Kitov Pharmaceuticals Holdings Ltd said on Tuesday its lead drug met the main goal of a late-stage study, reducing pain without increasing the risk of heart diseases in patients with a type of arthritis. The company's U.S.-listed shares were up 26 percent at $4.50 in premarket trading. Kitov, which debuted on the Nasdaq in November, uses U.S. drugmaker...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 14- The tax-free treatment of the spin-offs Dow Chemical Co and DuPont plan to carry out after they merge their businesses is a prime driver of the deal, potentially saving tens of billions of dollars, industry experts said. The $120 billion merger, announced last week, comes less than a month after drug maker Pfizer Inc said it would use its $160 billion...

  • Your first trade for Tuesday Monday, 14 Dec 2015 | 6:25 PM ET

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

  • After-hours buzz: Boeing, Pfizer, Xerox & more Monday, 14 Dec 2015 | 6:00 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Monday: Boeing, Pfizer, Xerox & more.

  • As market slumps, watch these big dividend plays Saturday, 12 Dec 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Dividends

    As big oil dividends remain in doubt, investors seeking income might be wise to check out these four Dow stocks.