The U.S. economy has offered varied evidence of its underlying strength during a week of wild swings in global stock prices and wide anxiety over signs of a slowdown in China.
WASHINGTON - Consumer confidence climbed more than forecast in August, reaching the second-highest level in eight years on more favorable views of the labor market.
... * Offer values Cameron at $66.36 per share, or $12.74 bln. * Combined company pro-forma 2014 revenue would be $59 bln. * Deal should allow Schlumberger to grow market share-analyst.
Aug 27 Activist investor Carl Icahn disclosed an 8.5 percent stake in miner Freeport-McMoran Inc, saying the company was undervalued and needed to address several corporate governance and capital issues.
Vernon glass industry supplier C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. announced Thursday that it will be acquired by Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, a subsidiary of Irish building products giant CRH Group, for $1.3 billion in cash, subject to regulatory approval.