Optimism about the pro-growth policies of President Donald Trump, a real estate mogul and author of 'The Art of the Deal,' has boosted the M&A outlook for this year.
Investors await a European Central Bank decision on rates, and Credit Suisse settles with the Department of Justice.
Credit Suisse has finalized a multi-billion dollar settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice. The bank will pay $5.3 billion to settle claims it misled investors.
European stocks were mixed in early trading Thursday ahead of the first interest rate decision of the year for the European Central Bank.