Dynegy shares suggest Icahn deal unlikely

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Dynegy Inc shares closed 9.3 percent above Carl Icahn’s $665 million bid for the power company, suggesting the billionaire investor’s offer that was set to expire later on…

Nasdaq, ICE eye tie-up to bid on NYSE: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Nasdaq OMX and IntercontinentalExchange are in talks to team up on a possible bid for NYSE Euronext, in an attempt to break up the Big Board’s deal with Deutsche Boerse, the New…

UPDATE 1-Nasdaq, ICE eye tie-up to bid on NYSE – report

NEW YORK, Feb 18 (Reuters) – Nasdaq OMX and
IntercontinentalExchange are in talks to team up on a
possible bid for NYSE Euronext , in an attempt to break
up the Big Board’s deal with Deutsche…

Market up for third week as late-comers jump in

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Late arrivals to the speediest rally in stocks since the Great Depression pushed stocks higher for a third week on Friday, despite growing signals of an overheating market.


Sixty hurt as Bahrain troops fire on protesters

MANAMA (Reuters) – Bahraini security forces fired on protesters on Friday, wounding more than 60, as crackdowns on pro-democracy unrest buffeting the Middle East and North Africa turned increasingly violent.


Wisconsin battle lines harden over union curbs

MADISON, Wisconsin (Reuters) – Protests against a Wisconsin Republican plan to curb the union bargaining rights of public workers intensified on Friday after the state’s biggest school district closed because so many teachers were leaving to demonstrate.