Stocks set for wishy-washy start

Trading may be volatile Tuesday after rally hits a roadblock. NEW YORK ( — U.S. stocks were expected to open mixed Tuesday,with trading expected to be volatile as the two-month rally is put to the test. At 7 a.m. ET, the Dow Jones

Personal Insurance ‘More Important’ in Recession

A new survey of financial advisers finds that most believe the recession has made personal insurance more important. The recession means that personal insurance is now more vital than ever, financial advisers have claimed. Adviser body the Personal

Alpha Natural Resources and Foundation Coal Holdings Announce Merger Plan; Will Create One of America’s Largest Coal Producers

ABINGDON, Va. and LINTHICUM HEIGHTS, Md., May 12 VA-AlphaFoundationMrg – All-stock transaction valued at $2.0 billion – 2008 pro forma revenues of $4.2 billion – One of the strongest balance sheets and credit profiles in the industry ABINGDON, Va. and

EU mergers and takeovers (May 12)

BRUSSELS, May 12 (Reuters) – The following are mergers under
review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU
merger process: