Comcast ( CMCSA) is trending as the cable company said it would pay $16.7 billion to acquire the rest of NBC Universal. Comcast already owns 51% of NBCUniversal and is purchasing the remaining 49% from General Electric ( GE). GE sold Comcast its current stake in NBCUniversal in 2011. The two were expected to operate NBCUniversal as a joint venture at least until mid-2014. Comcast expects the deal to close within the next six weeks.
ING Groep NV ( ING) is another popular search. The Dutch company reported fourth-quarter profit that missed analysts' estimates and announced another 2,400 job cuts.
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