Are more bidding wars coming? It's hard to say for sure, but the main elements all seem to be in place.
As she starts reviving the Internet pioneer, its shares have outperformed Apple and Google so far this year.
US senator calls the race 'inappropriate' in the wake of the tragedy in the Newtown, Conn.
Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline are offering fewer paid speeches and free dinners, which is good news for patients and taxpayers.
No matter who prevails in the ongoing buyout drama, crumbling PC sales signal even harder times are ahead.
It's pretty clear that US businesses are socked more than their global peers, but just how much they actually pay is quite murky.
Some experts worry that this is just another indication that America's housing market is getting overheated again.
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