Adding to concerns over the eurozone, Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti decides to resign.
Roche is upgraded to 'overweight,' while Novartis is downgraded to 'equal weight.'
Atlantic Equities believes the bank's big market focus gives it an edge in cutting costs.
A dive in the stock of the global jobs portal should attract more suitors.
Besides boosting fee revenues, the latest acquisition will increase the volume of merchant transactions processed by the bank.
The Commission closes the investigation and essentially gives the bank a clean slate regarding its conduct in the sale of mortgage-backed securities.
Markets were upbeat despite the OECD cutting growth forecasts of large economies.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
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