Martin Baccardax

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PPG Keeps Up Pressure on Akko Nobel in $26.3 Billion Takeover Showdown

PPG Keeps Up Pressure on Akko Nobel in $26.3 Billion Takeover Showdown

Akzo Nobel shares hit a fresh record high Friday as pressures continued to mount on the Dutch chemicals group to hammer out a merger deal with PPG Industries.

Merck KGaA Shares Spike After FDA Approves Skin Cancer Treatment

Merck KGaA Shares Spike After FDA Approves Skin Cancer Treatment

Merck KGaA shares tested one-year highs Friday after the Food & Drug Administration approved rare form of skin cancer treatment that could cost patients as much as $13,000 per month.

European Stocks Drift Lower, Dollar Fades Ahead of U.S. Health Care Vote

European Stocks Drift Lower, Dollar Fades Ahead of U.S. Health Care Vote

European stocks drifted lower Friday as investors focused on a delayed vote on health care reform in the United States and shrugged-off better-than-expected economic activity data in the currency area.

Eurozone Economic Activity Nears 6-Year High Amid German Manufacturing Surge

Eurozone Economic Activity Nears 6-Year High Amid German Manufacturing Surge

The European single currency traded firmly higher Friday after a stronger-than-expected reading of economic activity around the region underscored an ongoing recovery and improving price dynamics

European Stocks Called Modestly Higher: Delayed U.S. Health Care Debate Again in Focus

European Stocks Called Modestly Higher: Delayed U.S. Health Care Debate Again in Focus

European stocks will likely edge higher at the start of trading Friday with investors again focused on a delayed vote on health care reform in the United States.