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Deals of the Day: Fortis Buys ITC, Verizon Eyes Yahoo

blogs.wsj.com — Deals of the Day is your one-stop-shop for the morning's biggest news from the finance beat, including M&A, IPOs, banks, hedge funds and private equity. Here's what's happening today: Fortis buys ITC. Canadian firm Fortis Inc. on Tuesday said it agreed to buy U.S. electricity-transmission company ITC Holdings Corp.

Yelp Surprises Traders With Early Earnings Release

blogs.wsj.com — Investors don't always like surprises. But they appear willing to make an exception for Yelp Inc. The online review website dropped its fourth-quarter results several hours early on Monday afternoon, catching traders off guard and tripping circuit breakers that automatically halted trading on the shares.

Deals of the Day: Asciano Bidding War Heats Up, Apollo Buys Apollo

blogs.wsj.com — Deals of the Day is your one-stop-shop for the morning's biggest news from the finance beat, including M&A, IPOs, banks, hedge funds and private equity. Here's what's happening today: Big C stake changes hands.

Peyton Manning Is Already the Super Bowl’s (Pension) MVP

blogs.wsj.com — Peyton Manning this weekend will be the oldest quarterback to ever start a Super Bowl. But on Sunday, when the 39-year-old trots onto the field at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., Mr. Manning will be uniquely accomplished for another reason: he's Super Bowl 50's only six-figure pensioner.
Feb 04, 2016

Guys, don't worry, Peyton can retire knowing he gets annual pension of $107,040. on.wsj.com/1PD393n pic.twitter.com/JZqMqEZuQ2

Deals of the Day: Sharp Deal on Fast Track, Chinese Firms on the Hunt

blogs.wsj.com — Deals of the Day is your one-stop-shop for the morning's biggest news from the finance beat, including M&A, IPOs, banks, hedge funds and private equity. Here's what's happening today: Sharp deal on fast track. Taiwanese iPhone assembler Foxconn is pushing to wrap up a takeover of Sharp Corp.

Jose Canseco Is No Fan of the Bank of Japan

blogs.wsj.com — Jose Canseco has some thoughts on the Bank of Japan's experiment with below-zero interest rates. And he's sharing them on Twitter. Negative interest rates in Japan is blowing my mind - Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) February 4, 2016 Mr. Canseco, of course, is a retired baseball slugger best known for his mammoth home runs, his massive biceps, and for the major role he played in pushing the discussion of steroid use in the major leagues into the public light.
Feb 04, 2016

Bash Brother bashes the Bank of Japan. Hilarity ensues. on.wsj.com/1SZTma9

Feb 04, 2016

Bank of Japan's negative interest rates bringing out all the critics...even Jose Canseco on.wsj.com/1SZTma9 @WSJMoneyBeat @erikholmwsj

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Lloyd Blankfein Says He’s Feeling Good After Cancer Treatments

blogs.wsj.com — A beardless and gravel-voiced Lloyd Blankfein popped up on CNBC Wednesday morning to say he was feeling good after undergoing hundreds of hours of chemotherapy to treat his cancer over the last several months.
Feb 03, 2016

Lloyd Blankfein Says He’s Feeling Good After Cancer Treatments on.wsj.com/1PzQVZx via @WSJMoneyBeat

Deals of the Day: ChemChina Lands Syngenta, IPO Drought Ends

blogs.wsj.com — Deals of the Day is your one-stop-shop for the morning's biggest news from the finance beat, including M&A, IPOs, banks, hedge funds and private equity. Here's what's happening today: ChemChina lands Syngenta. Government-owned China National Chemical Corp.

Deals of the Day: ChemChina Eyes Syngenta, Yahoo Update Looms

blogs.wsj.com — Deals of the Day is your one-stop-shop for the morning's biggest news from the finance beat, including M&A, IPOs, banks, hedge funds and private equity. Here's what's happening today: Yahoo update looms. Yahoo Inc's plan to turn around its operations will be the focus as it releases its latest earnings report.

Deals of the Day: Abbott Lands Alere, Dominion Resources Nabs Questar

blogs.wsj.com — Deals of the Day is your one-stop-shop for the morning's biggest news from the finance beat, including M&A, IPOs, banks, hedge funds and private equity. Here's what's happening today: Abbott lands Alere. Abbott Laboratories agreed to acquire diagnostic-test company Alere Inc. for roughly $4.8 billion, a deal Abbott expects will make it a leading provider of point-of-care testing.
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Feb 09, 2016

@LizMoyer Exactly. Has any journalist ever said yes to this approach even once?

Feb 09, 2016

When did the deskside meeting become a p.r. meme? When did it get shortened to just "deskside"? pic.twitter.com/jqpG2wHYgw

Feb 09, 2016

Nice rundown by @ryanjtracy on the issues on the table as MetLife faces off against FSOC in court this week on.wsj.com/1PhQj9x

Feb 08, 2016

@shaneferro @tomgara A taco is just a tortilla that invited some friends over.

Feb 07, 2016

So can we start talking about baseball now?


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