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CNBC's David Faber reports Ralcorp agrees in principle to separate from Post Foods.
Economic prosperity comes from open markets and a "level playing field," James Dinan, chairman and CEO of York Capital Management, told CNBC Wednesday.
Ralcorp, the owner of Post cereals, has hired two proxy solicitors as it plays defense against unsolicited bids from rival ConAgra, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Flash Crash, the infamous day in which the Dow plunged 998.62 points or 9.2 percent and within minutes erased most of its losses.
CNBC's David Faber with latest details on two takeover bids; european biotech company, Actelion and U.S. company, Ralcorp Holdings.
Consumer Staples are on the move and gaining ground on earnings and deal news, many hitting multi-year highs.
Investors dumping these kinds of companies might regret it, the "Mad Money" host said.
On Wednesday, the board of Ralcorp again spurned ConAgra’s unsolicited take-out offer, this time for $86/share. Will ConAgra go much higher?
Stocks closed broadly lower Wednesday amid sliding prices for precious metals and oil, and news of weakness in the U.S. economy.
Stocks sank across-the-board Wednesday as investors took a breather following disappointing economic news and a selloff in commodities.
Ralcorp Holdings has rejected a $4.9 billion, all-cash takeover bid Wednesday from consumer food company ConAgra Foods.
Have bulls pushed the S&P so high, it's reached levels that are not well supported by economic fundamentals?
As surging agricultural-commodity prices continue their march to multi-year highs, here is a look at twelve food stocks up more than 20 percent so far in 2011.
Stock index futures pared losses to trade flat amid a report on private sector job growth that was a little weaker than expected.
Following a flurry of takeovers, Cramer explains why more deals are likely.
Stocks closed modestly lower Monday, coming off highs reached after news of Osama Bin Laden's death, as investors considered the potential for terror attacks in retaliation for the killing.
Stocks fell in late afternoon trading on Monday, coming off highs reached after news of Osama Bin Laden's death, as investors considered the renewed potential for terror attacks in retaliation for the killing.
ConAgra's bid for Ralcorp valued the maker of cookies and pasta in the "low-$80s" per share, says a source with knowledge of the discussions. That would have made the premium just north of 25 percent, compared to where the shares were trading, the source noted.
Stocks closed at fresh multi-year highs on Friday shrugging off lukewarm economic news to focus on broadly strong earnings, as the Dow & the S&P 500 marked six consecutive gains for the month of April.
Stocks gained modestly on Friday, remaining on pace to end the week with the best results in five weeks even amid lukewarm economic news.