Mergers & Acquisitions

Friday Apple Rumors: ‘70% Certainty’ That Apple Will Acquire Beats

Apple's rumored Beats acquisition still moving forward; Apple promises iMessage software fix; and Apple yanks popular marijuana app from the App Store. More 

HES, MPC: Hess Sells Gas Stations to Marathon for $2.87B

Hess says it will sell its retail business to Marathon Petroleum's Speedway unit for $2.87 billion, sending both HES and MPC stock up more than 1%. More 

VNTV Stock Investors Like Vantiv Plan to Buy Mercury Payment

Vantiv says it will pay $1.65 billion to purchase Mercury Payment Systems, sending VNTV shares up sharply in Tuesday trading. More 

Tuesday Apple Rumors: Major iPhone Upgrade Event to Begin This Week

Apple to launch a big in-store iPhone upgrade event this week; jury awards Apple $119.6 million in patent damages; and Apple buys micro-LED screen startup. More 

ALU: Alcatel-Lucent Stock Surges on Nokia Buzz

A rumor that Nokia would make a bid for Alcatel-Lucent sent ALU stock surging more than 3% in Tuesday morning trading. More 

FST: Forest Oil Soars 40%+ on Sabine Merger News

Forest Oil posted first-quarter results in line with estimates and announced a merger with Sabine Oil & Gas, sending FST stock soaring. More 

NWS: News Corp. Embraces Romance Novel Publisher Harlequin in $413M Deal

News Corp. is buying Canadian romance publisher Harlequin for $415 million. NWS stock sell slightly in Friday morning trading. More