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Oracle will close the $10.3 billion acquisition today.
Symantec's 26% slide after its merger rumors bears little resemblance to Oracle's lift when it got the green light.
PeopleSoft's co-presidents leave the company.
Higher oil prices and investor caution after the latest market advance rule the day.
It says 75% of the software company's shares are tendered to it.
David Duffield's resignation may portend leadership issues for the soon-to-be combined company.
BEA Systems and Mercury Interactive could benefit from the the software mega-merger.
Warmer temperatures in the Northeast should prompt selling, and there are plenty of reasons to buy those shares on sale.
The stock suffered a tough year until its peer group caught investors' fancy.
In a week marked by mergers, the model portfolio also gets a taste of the takeover action.
Investors continue to fret about what the deal means for future growth.
Financials are the heart of the market, and brokers are the blood supply. This patient is alive, well and ready to move.
Amid a slew of upgrades, Sanford C. Bernstein analyst Charlie Di Bona takes a contrarian view.
The nonchalance greeting this tidal wave of good headlines is astounding. This is an environment worth celebrating.
The price tag could top $13 billion and the deal could happen later this week.
Coming to terms was tough, but integrating the rival software firms is going to be even tougher.
Major averages rally amid a weaker dollar, higher crude and PeopleSoft's change of heart.
Autobytel is hammered after withdrawing guidance.
Oracle reaches a definitive pact to acquire its rival for $26.50 a share.
Oracle's takeover triumph boosts sentiment as the S&P 500 touches a new 40-month high.
The market stopped reacting to good news last week, but screens are green again with the start of the run to year-end.
But history suggests that 2005 could be a lean year.
We need to balance legitimate worries about fundamentals vs. the realities of current momentum.
Economic data, mergers and the Fed will dominate the last full week of 2004.
Oracle-PeopleSoft is not truly proprietary and not tied enough to the New Economy, like this better play on the sector.
Ellison's firm moves up earnings while PeopleSoft sets the date for its shareholder meeting.
The Oracle software titan offers views on myriad topics but says little new about the potential merger.
Stocks, the dollar and Treasuries rally in tandem while the yellow metal is trounced.
A pickup in license revenue and a weak dollar should help the company meet its targets.
Volume is light in a short session.
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