By Sara Sjolin and Karen Friar, MarketWatch
LONDON (MarketWatch) -- With uncertainty about Scottish independence now out of the way, money should start to return to the pound and U.K. equity markets, according to immediate analyst comments on Friday.
By Robert Schroeder, MarketWatch
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Tax "inversions" are imploding in the wake of rules issued last month by the Treasury Department, with four such deals canceled since the Obama administration unveiled the regulations.
Money-losing Sears Holdings Corp.'s (SHLD) move on Thursday to raise up to $380 million through a Sears Canada rights offering could provide the company with short-term liquidity ahead of the holiday season, but it doesn't stem "massive" free-cash-flow burn, said ISI Group analyst Greg Melich.
By Sue Chang, MarketWatch
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- These stocks are making notable moves in the market on Friday:
Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.'s (SLXP) shares plunged more than 35% in the premarket after the drug and medical-device maker missed profit and revenue estimates, forecast a weaker fourth-quarter, and announced the resignation of its chief financial officer.
Shares of Sears Holding (SHLD) tumbled as much as 17%, before paring some losses, following a report that at least one vendor was halting shipments to the department store chain because insurance firms for the suppliers are seeking to reduce coverage.
By Sue Chang, MarketWatch
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Thursday's session are Sears Holdings Corp., Best Buy Co., and Dollar Tree Inc.
Sears (SHLD) is projected to report a loss of $3.31 a share in the third quarter, according to a consensus survey by FactSet.
By Steve Goldstein and Eric Garcia, MarketWatch
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- A U.S. Senate investigation released Wednesday expressed concerns about the potential for market manipulation and other risks from the physical commodities holdings of the country's biggest banks.
By Noemie Bisserbe
PARIS--French prosecutors have launched a preliminary insider-trading probe targeting several senior managers at BNP Paribas SA, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said Tuesday.
By Chao Deng and Bradford FrischkornShanghai stocks recover from Tuesday's plunge
Stocks in Japan suffered their sharpest loss in three weeks on Wednesday as the yen strengthened against the dollar, but Shanghai's benchmark bounced back from its worst drop in five years.
By Ben Eisen and Sue Chang, MarketWatch
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Here are the stocks that are moving in premarket trade on Wednesday:
Shire PLC ADS(SHPGY) : U.S.-based biopharmaceutical company AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) said it was rethinking its buyout of the British drug maker because of new U.S. Treasury rules that make it more difficult to receive tax benefits from relocating overseas.
Shire Pharmaceuticals LLC (SHPG) (UK:SHP) agreed to pay $56.5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act through its marketing and promotion of several drugs, including Adderall XR, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.
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