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US Nears BP Settlements
The Justice Department is drawing closer to civil and criminal settlements with BP BP -1.96 % PLC and Transocean Ltd. RIG -3.20 % over the Deepwater Horizon disaster, deals that will likely include billions of dollars in fines and penalties.
Bollor� Set to Join Vivendi Board in Fall
Vivendi also bought the 44% of SFR that the company didn't already own from Vodafone Group PLC a year ago. The €7.8 billion deal was its largest in more than a decade, but appears to have been ill-timed.
Walgreen Spends $6.7 Billion on Boots Stake
One of Italy's richest men, Mr. Pessina founded Franco-Italian pharmaceutical wholesaler Alliance Sante SA in 1977, eventually merging it with British pharmacy operator Boots Group PLC nearly three decades later. KKR, the New York-based investment firm ...
How to find 'wide moat' stocks
When investors talk about a “wide moat” company, they mean one able to defend its profits from marauding competitors. Such companies are worth watching.
Banks Preparing for the End
The early group includes top U.S. financial institutions as well as Deutsche Bank AG DB -3.38 % , Barclays PLC, Credit Suisse CS -3.29 % and UBS AG.
Next Frontier: Mining the Ocean Floor
Vancouver-based DeepGreen Resources Inc. announced last week that Swiss commodities trader Glencore International GLNCY -0.11 % PLC has agreed to buy half of the nickel and copper it plans to process from tennis-ball-sized nodules sitting almost ...
Stocks to watch Friday: Bank of America, Citigroup
Medtronic's MDT, +1.37% stock picked up 0.4% at $37.95 in light volume. The company, whose products include minimally invasive devices used in coronary and spinal surgeries, raised its quarterly dividend 7% to 26 cents a share, payable July 27 to ...
Financings of the Fortnight: Less Talk, More Rock
Third Rock Ventures has topped itself. One of biotech's few ready sources of early-stage capital, the firm has announced its backing of three firms in the past week, and all of them one way or another fly in the face of the caution so many life-science ...
Bill George: Leaders' character more important than r�sum�s
The tragic fall of Rajat Gupta, a man who helped so many organizations, is a vivid reminder of the frailties of human character. Convicted of insider trading, Gupta, who once headed global consulting firm McKinsey & Co.
Pentair Names Marybeth Thorsgaard Vice President of Communications
Before joining Pentair, Thorsgaard spent over six years at Medtronic, most recently as the senior director of Communications of the Spine & Biologics business unit.