Dismantling of the merger may have more to do with an activist hedge fund's agitation than regulatory concerns. Expect the Fed to OK mid-sized bank deals in the coming months
Here are Wednesday's top research calls, including a downgrade for Cardinal Health, an upgrade for Monster Beverage and new coverage of Alphabet.
The combination had been under review by the central bank since October 2015, but analysts suggest the merger's failure does not mean the Fed is opposed to consolidation in banking.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday told citizens to avoid Trump Tower -- not exactly the type of advice area businesses welcome heading into the holiday season.