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Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings is acquiring Prestige Cruises International for $3.025 billion in cash and stock.
Dollar General is raising its all-cash bid for Family Dollar Stores to $80 a share, or about $9.1 billion.
As widely expected, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) on Tuesday left its key cash rate at a record low of 2.5 percent, where it's been since August of last year, and suggested rates will stay on hold for a while.
Asian equity markets were mostly higher on Tuesday with Shanghai and Japanese shares leading the gains despite the absence of a U.S. lead.
Manufacturing output in the euro zone slipped in August, failing to meet market expectations, as economic and geopolitical uncertainties hit demand in the region.
The official purchasing managers' index (PMI) came in at 51.1 in August, a tad below expectations for a reading of 51.2 and down from a 27-month high of 51.7 in July.
Asian stock markets rose on Monday as a positive handover from Wall Street offset disappointing Chinese factory activity data.
U.S. consumer sentiment rose in August, while an index of current economic conditions hit its highest since July 2007.
The pace of business activity in the U.S. Midwest rose more than expected in August, a report showed on Friday.
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U.S. consumer spending unexpectedly fell in July as savings rose to their highest level in more than 1-1/2 years.
Euro zone inflation continued to fall in August, boosting expectations that the ECB will try bolster the region's economy by announcing more stimulus.
The majority investor in Malaysia Airlines said on Friday it planned to cut its workforce by 30 percent, or 6,000 workers, in an effort to make the group profitable by 2017.
Asian equity markets were mostly lower on the final trading day of the week amid concerns of a worsening situation in Ukraine.
Japan's nationwide core consumer price index rose 3.3 percent in July but remained below the BOJ's inflation target when excluding tax hike effect.
Google is developing airborne drones capable of flying on their own and delivering anything from candy to medicine.
The U.S. Treasury yields continued to decline on Thursday after reports that signaled a strengthening economy.
Apple announced Thursday that it is hosting a special event in Cupertino, California, on Sept. 9, 2014.
The National Association of Realtors' monthly pending home sales index rose 3.3 percent in July over June.
U.S. jobless claims slid below the critical 300,000 level, and the economy grew at a quicker pace than estimated last quarter.