Dec 31, 2012 10:16 AM ET
Brady Corp. agreed to purchase Precision Dynamics for $300 million. Cal-Maine second quarter net declined 39%. Duff & Phelps agreed to be acquired by a consortium of funds including Carlyle Group. LMI Aerospace completed acquisition of Valent Aerostructures for $237 million.
Dec 31, 2012 9:47 AM ET
Australian markets eased on the last day of trading. For the year, the benchmark index gained 14.6%, the best annual increase since 2009. Sundance Resources inched closer in completing its $1.4 billion deal with China based Hanlong Group.
Dec 31, 2012 9:35 AM ET
The U.S. indexes extend world markets slide after weekend discussions among lawmakers failed to produce budget accord after rounds of discussions. Duff & Phelps agreed to be acquired by a consortium for $665.5 million. Clean Harbors completed its acquisition of Safety-Kleen for $1.25 billion.
Dec 31, 2012 8:59 AM ET
The European indexes traded sideways on U.S. fiscal cliff worries. French reject higher tax proposals. The UK housing equity withdrawal was £8 billion in the third quarter. BG Group secured a $1.8 billion loan from U.S. Ex-Im Bank.
Dec 28, 2012 5:19 PM ET
U.S. indexes extended losses for the fifth day in a row as fiscal cliff is away three days. Market indexes dropped 1% as lawmakers gather for one last time to narrow budget differences. Crude oil price gained and base metal prices inched higher.
Dec 28, 2012 12:49 PM ET
U.S. stocks suffer broad losses after Washington gridlock showed no sign of easing. President Barack Obama and congressional leaders are gathering in the White House to avert fiscal cliff that could cut off jobless benefits and delay filing of tax returns for millions of people.
Dec 28, 2012 12:14 PM ET
UK store visits on Boxing Day barely increased 0.6%. French economic growth in the third quarter was lowered to 0.1%. Unemployed persons in France increased in November. Italy completed €3 billion sale of bonds after placing more than €10 billion of bonds a day ago.
Dec 28, 2012 11:58 AM ET
European markets traded lower on the worries that the U.S. lawmakers are likely to miss a deadline to settle budget differences. Market indexes in Paris fell 1.4% and in Frankfurt declined 0.6%. Trading volume in the region fell sharply in the session.
Dec 28, 2012 11:47 AM ET
Atari, the struggling game maker declined after it estimated fiscal year loss. Bankia, troubled Spanish bank, plunged 22% after it was removed the Spanish benchmark IBEX 35. Belgium based KBC Groep NV agreed to sell its stake in a bank in Slovenia. Vinci SA acquired Portugal controlled ANA.
Dec 28, 2012 10:24 AM ET
Acorda completed the acquisition of Neuronex Inc. Parexel Intl. agreed to acquire Liquent, Inc. and lifted 2013 outlook. Porsche SE climbed after it won a hedge fund lawsuit. Berkshire Partners invests $2 billion and merge two telecom network providers.