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Rise in Mergers Signals Fresh Confidence

Chief execs becoming more bullish about recovery prospects

(Newser) - Mergers and acquisitions activity is still way down from pre-financial crisis levels, but a recent flurry of big deals suggests America's chief executives are regaining confidence in their own businesses. Recent mergers have involved strategic buys by big companies instead of the debt-fueled private equity buys seen a couple of... More »

Dow Up 124 on Revitalized M&A

Xerox, J&J announce new acquisitions

(Newser) - High-profile deals breathed fresh life into stocks today, snapping a 3-day losing streak. Xerox will buy outsourcing company Affiliated Computer Services for $6.4 billion, and Johnson and Johnson bought biotech firm Crucell for $442.7 million. Barring sharp losses in the days ahead, this quarter will have seen the... More »

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