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NYSE Euronext (NYSE:NYX) and IntercontinentalExchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE) have announced a definitive agreement for ICE to acquire NYSE Euronext in a stock-and-cash transaction. The deal is valued at approximately $8.2 billion based on the closing price of ICE on Wednesday. NYSE Euronext shareholders have the option to be paid in ICE shares, cash or a fixed combination of...

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Mary Schapiro will step down on December 14th, after nearly four years of service. President Barack Obama has designated current SEC commissioner Elisse Walter to take over for her. He has not yet appointed anyone to fill the vacant slot on the five-member commission. Shapiro was appointed to the position in January...

The New York Stock Exchange, a subsidiary of NYSE Euronext (NYSE:NYX), had to suspend trading in 216 securities yesterday due to computer problems as it migrated these stocks to a new trading platform. The computer server in question is responsible for matching buy/sell orders as well as processing transactions.  However the stocks affected by this problem, including...

Today the main business news is what isn’t happening. As Hurricane Sandy, which might turn out to be a “Perfect Storm” or potentially a “Frankenstorm”, hits the East Coast today, the New York Stock Exchange is closed. Subways in New York City are closed. Reportedly Google and Facebook, among many other companies, have cancelled events. The United Nations,...

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30th. Net sales were $13.8 billion, an increase of 27%, but Amazon recorded its first quarterly loss in a long time. This quarterly loss compares to a net income of $63 million in Q3 2011. The 2012 quarterly loss includes $169 million from the company’s minority...

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has reported record revenue and profit for its fourth quarter ended September 29, 2012. For the full twelve months, revenues were up 45%, net income was up 61% and fully diluted earnings per share were up 60%. Unaudited financial statements filed with the SEC can be found here. For the quarter, Apple reported selling 26.9 million iPhones (58% unit...

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) announced better than expected third quarter financial results after market close yesterday. And perhaps more interesting for investors, new CEO Marissa Mayer outlined her vision for the company in a conference call. Revenues and earnings from ongoing operations were better than expected, plus Yahoo! recognized a net gain of $2.8 billion from...

Yesterday Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) released its third quarter 2012 financial results. Results were disappointing and the stock dropped 8% for the day, although part of the decrease likely resulted from confusion surrounding an early release of the results as discussed next. More about the numbers later. The story that is capturing everyone’s attention is that Google’s...

Both SoftBank Corp. (TYO:9984) and Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE:S) have now confirmed that they are in talks for Softbank to buy a substantial (most reports say 70-75%) of Sprint. Right now it appears that SoftBank is trying to raise $23 billion in order to finance the deal. The story was broken long before the U.S. market opened yesterday by a Japanese broadcaster...

Since Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) introduced the first commercial insulin back in the 1920s, it has had a presence in the treatment of diabetes. Now that the populations of most industrialized nations are getting older, and often fatter, diabetes is an increasing problem. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) “estimates that unless rapid action is taken, one...