11:50 AM New York – CBS climbed after a deal with Time Warner Cable. Jarden agreed to acquire Yankee Candle for $1.75 billion in cash. Microsoft agreed to buy handset business of Nokia for $7.2 billion. Morgan Stanley sued NCU Administration. Verizon increase dividend.
climbed 4.2% or $2.15 to $53.25 after the broadcasting company and Time Warner Cable ended one-month blackout of CBS programs. Time Warner agreed to increase pay to transmit CBS programs signals less than $2 per subscriber a month.
, the consumer products maker agreed to acquire scented candles maker The Yankee Candle Company, Inc. for $1.75 billion in cash and up to $55 million in additional cash earn-out upon targets achieve from private-equity owner Madison Dearborn Partners.
The transaction is expected to close early in the fourth quarter of this year.
), agreed to buy handset business of Finland based Nokia Oyj and license its patents for €5.44 billion or $7.2 billion.
Stock of Nokia in New York surged 43% to $5.57.
), the brokerage company sued by the National Credit Union Administration to recover losses on $566 million residential mortgage backed securities, that were sold to the U.S. Central and Western Corporate federal credit unions.
Verizon Communications Inc.
, the wireless telecom operator increase quarterly dividend of 53 cents a share, an increase of 2.9% from the last quarter and 6 cents per share from $2.06 to $2.12 per share. The quarterly dividend is payable on November 1.