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Today's Business News and Opinion

Fundamental and technical factors are conspiring to support the view that a broad and consequential topping process is being put in for both the stock and bond markets.
4/21/15 8:45AM
Yesterday marked the five-year-anniversary of the BP oil spill. So, which large refining companies are good buys right now?
4/21/15 8:42AM
Gilead Sciences should solve its long-term revenue cliff problem by acquiring Vertex Pharmaceuticals and its growing cystic fibrosis drug franchise for $45 billion, says Bernstein analyst Geoff Porges.
4/21/15 7:48AM
U.S. stock futures are looking up on a very busy day on the earnings calendar.
4/21/15 7:41AM
3-D printing stocks looked promising, but this sector failed to take off in a big way. Is it time to take a second look?
4/21/15 7:23AM
McDonald's is in the midst of attempting a major turnaround in the U.S. But one franchisee highlights a continuing weakness to address regional tastes.
4/21/15 7:00AM
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. played a key role in the merger of American Airlines and US Airways.
4/21/15 6:45AM
When Mark Pincus returned to Zynga as CEO, investors panned the stock in fear it would continue to struggle as it did before under his watch. Investors may be wrong.
4/21/15 6:03AM
Patient, long-term investors who are struggling to find acceptable future returns in today's market environment may wish to look closer at IBM.
4/21/15 6:01AM
ARM stock can yield 20% gains, reaching $60 in the next 12 to 18 months.
4/21/15 5:58AM
Christian Hageseth, founder of Green Man Cannabis and author of ‘Big Weed,’ gives a glimpse into the business side of the marijuana world.
4/20/15 7:32PM
Private equity firm Permira plans to sell Birds Eye branded frozen foods maker Iglo Foods Group to Nomad Holdings in a deal valued at $2.79 billion.
4/20/15 7:13PM
The move could result in early clearance by the Federal Trade Commission.
4/20/15 7:12PM
Groupon has sealed a deal to offload a stake in Ticket Monster to a consortium of private-equity firms for $360 million.
4/20/15 6:32PM
The company looks to raise its profile in the highly competitive messaging market with changes designed to spark private conversations.
4/20/15 6:18PM
Leaders at IHS Energy CERAWeek, one of the largest global energy conferences, kicked off this year's gathering Monday with a call to lift the ban on U.S. oil exports.
4/20/15 6:17PM
Tesla fell after a price cut, despite revelations Google once considered buying the high-end electric car maker. Amazon jumped after receiving a price target increase.
4/20/15 5:34PM
Royal Caribbean served up its second straight disappointing earnings outlook for 2015. Despite strong bookings for the summer, investors have abandoned ship.
4/20/15 5:30PM
Public apology one of several conditions before NBC would 'let him back on the air.'
4/20/15 4:58PM
Time Warner Cable stands to gain regardless of whether government regulators approve Comcast's $45 billion bid to merge the two companies.
4/20/15 3:48PM
The CNBC ‘Fast Money Halftime’ traders examine the broader market, discuss the 10-year Treasury yield and highlight important earnings reports for the week.
4/20/15 3:16PM
VMware has other problems besides a strong dollar.
4/20/15 2:30PM
Private equity firms are seeing more and more investment potential in Africa.
4/20/15 2:17PM
Yahoo! earnings probably won't surprise anyone on Wall Street because the core business is still struggling and shares will likely move more on any updates of its Alibaba spinoff.
4/20/15 2:00PM
Five years after BP's Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico, some scientists remain skeptical over just how much damage the oil spill caused.
4/20/15 1:13PM
'Star Wars' crushed 'Batman v. Superman' and it wasn't even close. It's a runaway victory for LucasFilm.
4/20/15 12:58PM
He was badly injured because he wasn't wearing a seatbelt in an accident when he was N.J. governor; then he crashed a commodities broker. Now, Jon Corzine wants your money.
4/20/15 12:34PM
One macroeconomic factor buoying Fifth Third is a strong U.S. dollar, which generally favors financial institutions.
4/20/15 12:04PM
Britain goes to the polls May 7 in what amounts to a referendum on an exit from the European Union, and quite conceivably also a breakup of the U.K.
4/20/15 12:01PM
Seven years after the financial crisis, a key monthly indicator is signaling that many companies are facing another credit crunch.
4/20/15 11:51AM
Stocks shoot higher in a broad market rally on Monday.
4/20/15 11:28AM
The acquisitive cable company Liberty Global has bought its own cellular network, Base, in Belgium. The deal could be the start of something bigger.
4/20/15 11:17AM
John Ferolito and Domenick 'Don' Vultaggio may have finally come to terms with parting ways -- as friends, and as partners in a $2 billion private corporation born in Brooklyn.
4/20/15 11:10AM
The United States government has been supporting the profits of U.S. multinational companies for the past 50 years by its commitment to a weak dollar. Is this era over?
4/20/15 10:46AM
IBM is taking steps to fix itself, but the plan to reinvigorate the top line is going to take several quarters, with little progress expected immediately.
4/20/15 10:33AM
Generic-drug company Mylan goes on the offensive to counter persistent speculation about a pending bid from Israeli rival Teva Pharmaceutical Industries.
4/20/15 10:25AM
Congress should ask for some changes before ratifying the deal.
4/20/15 9:58AM
Following last year's Earth Day, Apple again has highlighted the achievements it's made in improving the environment.
4/20/15 9:25AM
Every home and business uses utilities and when investors get spooked in stocks the fall back to the big boring stocks.
4/20/15 9:10AM
The Subaru Forester has an attractive body and great potential, but the experience is ruined by a poor infotainment system.
4/20/15 9:02AM
The NAHB Housing Market Index gained three points to 56 in April, as single-family housing starts rose by 4.4% to 618,000.
4/20/15 8:54AM
Stock futures are rebounding on Monday after a major selloff on U.S. markets to end last week.
4/20/15 8:48AM
U.S. stock futures are rising going into one of the busiest weeks of earnings season.
4/20/15 8:37AM
Although oil prices have declined, and many oil-producing companies are in turmoil, there are still energy companies that are doing well, and could be good investments.
4/20/15 8:22AM

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