BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- Mergers and acquisitions have died down in recent weeks.Corporate executives have been selling, instead of buying, their companies' shares, and have held back on making bids for takeovers. The backdrop is a weak economy that may lower equity prices, making acquisitions cheaper. Deal announcements in the second quarter, at about $631 billion, fell 20% from the first quarter, according to Thomson Reuters.
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