Aetna Nears Deal to Buy Humana

TODAY: July 4, 2015 PUB DATE: July 3, 2015

Aetna Inc. is nearing a deal to buy Humana Inc., according to people familiar with the matter, in a tie-up of health insurers that could be announced this week. The people said a deal could be inked as soon as ...

South Korea Unveils $20 Billion Fiscal Stimulus to Spur Economy

TODAY: July 4, 2015 PUB DATE: July 3, 2015

SEOUL-South Korea on Friday announced a fiscal stimulus package worth nearly $20 billion to spur anemic growth in Asia's fourth-largest economy. The additional government spending plan, revealed by the cabinet before being sent to parliament for approval, came with the ...

Malaysia Exports Contract 6.7% in May

TODAY: July 4, 2015 PUB DATE: July 3, 2015

By Jason Ng KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Malaysia's exports in May fell 6.7% from a year earlier, led by a decline in shipments of key commodities liquefied natural gas and palm oil, marking the second straight month of contraction, official data showed ...

India Services Activity Contraction Worsens in June - Markit

TODAY: July 4, 2015 PUB DATE: July 3, 2015

By Anant Vijay Kala NEW DELHI--A contraction in India's services sector activity worsened in June as new orders declined at the quickest pace in 18 months, strengthening the case for another interest-rate cut by the central bank to support sluggish ...

Eurozone Business Activity Hit Four-Year High in June

TODAY: July 4, 2015 PUB DATE: July 3, 2015

Eurozone business activity hit a four-year high in June, and was slightly more brisk than previously estimated, pointing to sturdy economic growth in the second quarter and beyond. Markit on Friday raised its composite purchasing managers index for the eurozone?a ...

European Markets on Edge Before Greek Vote -- 2nd Update

TODAY: July 4, 2015 PUB DATE: July 3, 2015

By Tommy Stubbington European stocks slipped on Friday ahead of the referendum in Greece this weekend, which could set the country on course for a messy exit from the eurozone. The Stoxx Europe 600 was 0.5% lower late afternoon, following ...

European Markets on Edge Before Greek Vote

TODAY: July 4, 2015 PUB DATE: July 3, 2015

European markets were in a holding pattern Friday ahead of this Sunday's referendum in Greece, which could set the country on course for a messy exit from the eurozone. The Stoxx Europe 600 index was less than 0.1% lower in ...

Dalian Wanda Leads 6 Billion Yuan Investment in Ticketing Site LY.com

TODAY: July 4, 2015 PUB DATE: July 3, 2015

By Laurie Burkitt BEIJING--Chinese property and entertainment conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group Co. is leading a 6 billion yuan investment in LY.com, one of China's largest ticketing websites, a move aimed at building traffic at the amusement parks Wanda is building ...

Aetna Agrees to Buy Humana for $34.1 Billion -- 6th Update

TODAY: July 4, 2015 PUB DATE: July 3, 2015

By Liz Hoffman, Dana Mattioli and Anna Wilde Mathews Aetna Inc. said Friday that it had agreed to buy Humana Inc. for $34.1 billion in cash and stock, following weeks of frenzied merger talks among the largest health insurers. Under ...

As Mergers Multiply, U.S. Antitrust Cops Raise Their Game

TODAY: July 4, 2015 PUB DATE: July 3, 2015

By Brent Kendall WASHINGTON--Corporate deal making is at an eight-year high at the same time the Obama administration's antitrust enforcers are on their strongest footing ever, setting up a tug-of-war over industry consolidation. The corporate executives and government officials now ...

Aetna Nears Deal to Buy Humana -- 2nd Update

TODAY: July 4, 2015 PUB DATE: July 3, 2015

By Liz Hoffman And Dana Mattioli Aetna Inc. is nearing a deal to buy Humana Inc., according to people familiar with the matter, in a tie-up of health insurers that could be announced this week. The people said a deal ...

Dollar Almost Flat Ahead of Greek Referendum

TODAY: July 4, 2015 PUB DATE: July 3, 2015

By Hiroyuki Kachi The dollar was almost flat against the yen and the euro in directionless Asian trade Friday ahead of Sunday's Greek referendum, while the Australian dollar weakened on a steep falloff in Shanghai stocks. Against the yen, the ...

Dalian Wanda Leads Investment in Ticketing Site LY.com - Update

TODAY: July 4, 2015 PUB DATE: July 3, 2015

By Laurie Burkitt BEIJING--Chinese property and entertainment conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group Co. is leading a 6 billion yuan ($967 million) investment in LY.com, one of China's largest ticketing websites, a move aimed at building traffic at the amusement parks Wanda ...

Dalian Wanda Leads Investment in Ticketing Site LY.com

TODAY: July 4, 2015 PUB DATE: July 3, 2015

By Laurie Burkitt BEIJING--Chinese property and entertainment conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group Co. is leading a 6 billion yuan investment in LY.com, one of China's largest ticketing websites, a move aimed at building traffic at the amusement parks Wanda is building ...

Crescent Point to Buy Privately Held Coral Hill Energy

TODAY: July 4, 2015 PUB DATE: July 3, 2015

By Judy McKinnon Crescent Point Energy Corp. said late Thursday it would buy privately held Canadian light-oil producer Coral Hill Energy Ltd., its partner in a large oil play in west-central Alberta. Calgary, Alberta-based Crescent Point said it planned to ...

European Markets on Edge Before Greek Vote

TODAY: July 4, 2015 PUB DATE: July 3, 2015

By Tommy Stubbington European stocks slipped Friday ahead of Sunday's referendum in Greece, which could set the country on course for a messy exit from the eurozone. The Stoxx Europe 600 was 0.4% lower midmorning, following a small decline on ...