- Technologies AG, maker of grinding tools, for about $448M.
- Advantest Corp. makes a buyout proposal to Verigy Ltd. worth nearly $730M.
- Autoliv has $1B for Japan acquisitions as car production rebounds.
- AutoZone's Nov. net income rises from $143M to $172M.
- Bio-Rad announces pricing of public offering of $425M senior notes; to repay old debt.
- BP said to weigh sale of some North Sea assets to fund Gulf spill clean-up.
- Dollar General's Q3 net jumped 69% to $128.1M helped by 10% rise in sales to $3.22B.
- EDF agrees to sell entire stake in EnBW for $6.2B to German state.
- Fuel Systems lowers FY10 rev guidance to $420-430M (cons $440.61M).
- Geron Corp. to sell an unspecified number of shares; to repay debt and fund drilling costs.
- Healthways increases FY10 EPS guidance to $1.12-1.19 vs con est. of $1.11.
- Hertz to sell $500M of notes to pay other debt.
- IBM sells $1B of five-year notes amid corporate acquisition spree.
- India signs $9.3B deal for Areva to build two nuclear power plants.
- MetLife sees 2011 operating results to rise as much as 45% helped by Alico acquisition.
- Pep Boys' Q3 net more than doubles to $5.7M; revs up 5% to $496.4M.
- Sprint Nextel Corp. said it would begin shutting down its Nextel network in 2013.
- Stryker to sell OP-1 for use in orthopaedic bone applications to Olympus for $60M.
- Tesco sales rise 6.8%, led by gains in US around Thanksgiving.
- Toronto-Dominion said to be In talks to buy Cerberus's Chrysler Financial.
- US Treasury raised about $10.5B selling its remaining stake in Citigroup Inc.
Economic Calendar: Data on Consumer Credit to be released today.
Earnings Calendar: AZO, BMO, CASY, COO, HRB, MTN, MW, TLB.
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