Global merger activity is sweeping to its highest levels since late 2009, presenting a glimmer of economic confidence while the bond and stock markets continue to price in a weakening U.S. economy.
Global merger activity is at its highest levels since late 2009, presenting a glimmer of economic confidence even as the stock and bond markets continue to price in a weakening U.S. economy. Anupreeta Das and Dennis Berman discuss. Also, Dan Michaels discusses the race among 21 American museums to land one of the three space shuttles that will soon enter retirement.
On a day of bleak jobless news and a 144-point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Intel Corp. surprised investors by unveiling plans for a $7.7 billion all-cash takeover of Internet security company McAfee Inc. That came just hours before First Niagara Financial Group Inc. in Buffalo announced the biggest bank merger since the peak of the 2008 financial crisis, a $1.5 billion acquisition of NewAlliance Bancshares Inc.
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