BALTIMORE ( Stockpickr) -- Mergers and acquisitions -- better known in the industry as M&A -- aren't getting much attention right now. But they should be.Investors have been focused on their own portfolios in 2012, trying to figure out a market that rallied hard in the first few months of the year, only to become a lot more confusing in the next few. But while the news cycle has dominated investors' attention, M&A activity has quietly been perking up. In the second quarter, M&A deals weighed in at more than $510 billion -- a full 8% increase over the deals that got penned in the first quarter.
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