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The topsy-turvy world of today's financial markets is upending what many people thought they understood about how to pay for life after work.
Take a look at some of Wednesday's midday movers:
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Monday:
Fidelity Investments received permission from U.S. regulators to open its own actively managed exchange-traded funds.
The special committee of Dell board of directors is seeking more details on Carl Icahn's proposed offer for the computer maker.
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Dell appeared to have received competing offers following a $24.4 billion agreement last month to be taken private by its founder and private equity firm Silver Lake, setting up a tug-of-war.
The $24.4 billion buyout of Dell would be tough for competing investors to beat, Toni Sacconaghi of Sanford Bernstein says.
OpenTable looks like it has a second act ahead, Henry Ellenbogen says.
While the Dow is still about 1 percent below its October 2007 high, two-thirds of all stock mutual funds have posted new highs since then, according to Lipper.
The Dow and S&P 500 gained to finish at five-year highs in choppy trading Tuesday, ahead of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address later this evening.
Take a look at some of Tuesday's midday movers:
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BALTIMORE-- Financial services firm T. Rowe Price Group Inc. reported a better-than-expected 25 percent increase in third-quarter profit Wednesday, buoyed by stock-market gains that resulted in a big jump in revenue from investment advisory fees.
BOSTON-- College savings plans offered through the states of Alaska, Maryland, Nevada and Utah earned top marks from Morningstar Inc. in the company's annual update to ratings of so-called 529 plans.
*Deal could lead to Sprint buying Clearwire- analysts. *Sprint, Clearwire soar in afternoon trade; MetroPCS down. The Japanese company might also be aiming to use Sprint as a vehicle to make a run at smaller Sprint peer MetroPCS Communications Inc, a two-step transaction that would potentially cost more than 2 trillion yen, according to a Nikkei report.
*Sprint, Clearwire soar in afternoon trade; MetroPCS flat. TOKYO/ NEW YORK, Oct 11- Japanese mobile carrier Softbank Corp may buy a majority stake in Sprint Nextel Corp to establish a foothold in the U.S. wireless market, in what could be the largest Japanese acquisition ever in America.
Daily deal website LivingSocial aims to announce it has raised a new round of private capital early next week, according to sources familiar with the matter, a move that could be seen as a near-term substitute for an initial public offering.
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For Reid Hoffman, the chairman of LinkedIn, it took less than 30 minutes to earn himself an extra $200 million the New York Times reports.