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Sep 19 - Markets closed

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Merck buys chemical firm Sigma Aldrich for $17B
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - German drug company Merck (MRK) says it has agreed to buy St. Louis-based chemical firm Sigma-Aldrich (SIAL) for $17 billion.
Merck KGaA to Acquire Sigma-Aldrich for $17B in Cash  
German Merck to Buy St. Louis-Based Sigma-Aldrich  
Market Chart
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Top stories

Stephen Heintz, left, with Valerie Rockefeller Wayne and Steven Rockefeller on Tuesday. Credit Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times. Continue reading the main story.
LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) - The apparent lack of demand for the European Central Bank's new wave of ultra-cheap loans is a "credit negative" for the bloc's sovereigns and banks, rating agency Moody's said on Monday.
German engineering company Siemens AG announced a deal to acquire U.S. oil-equipment maker Dresser-Rand Group Inc. (DRC) for $7.6 billion.
If it seemed like there weren't enough Alibaba (BABA) shares to go around Friday, that could soon change. Expect more shares to come available as insiders are cleared to sell additional shares.
A few weeks ago, my wife and I discovered that our credit card number was stolen. How? She got flowers. Yes, flowers. A dozen red roses arrived for her one day.

Trends

Popular searches on GoogleChange Mkt Cap
DRC Dresser-Rand Group Inc. 9.42% 6.12B
SIG Signet Jewelers Ltd. -0.78% 9.24B
MRK Merck & Co., Inc. 0.30% 174.49B
EMC EMC Corporation -0.64% 59.92B
SIGM Sigma Designs Inc -4.13% 165.74M
SIAL Sigma-Aldrich Corporation -0.90% 12.18B
SIA SOCO International plc -0.91% 1.38B

Sector summary

Sector Change % down / up
Energy -0.34%
Basic Materials -1.05%
Industrials -0.35%
Cyclical Cons. Goods ... -0.26%
Non-Cyclical Cons. Goods... +0.03%
Financials -0.46%
Healthcare -0.21%
Technology -0.44%
Telecommunications Servi... -0.29%
Utilities +0.44%