Yahoo gets short end of stick in Alibaba deal

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Yahoo Inc got short-changed — that’s the view of analysts picking apart the complex deal it announced on Friday with Alibaba Group and SoftBank Corp over Chinese e-payments unit…

Dealtalk: Limp demand for Lloyds branches, Northern Rock

LONDON (Reuters) – The sale of nationalized British bank Northern Rock and a separate deal to offload 630 Lloyds bank branches have failed to draw as much interest as initially hoped for.