TD Ameritrade to buy Scottrade in $4B cash-and-stock deal
NEW YORK (AP) ? Online brokerage TD Ameritrade is buying Scottrade in a $4 billion cash-and-stock deal that would tie up two major players in the day trading industry during an era when an increasingly large number of investors are choosing index funds over stock picking.
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Israel defense chief gives interview to Palestinian dailyRAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) ? Israel's defense chief threatened Gaza's militant Hamas rulers and dismissed the Palestinian president as an incapable leader in a rare interview published Monday in the main Palestinian newspaper.
Time Warner CEO says only AT&T approached with offer
AT&T said on Saturday it had agreed to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion, or $107.50 per share, to gain control of cable TV channels HBO and CNN, film studio Warner Bros, and other coveted media assets. "Given the steep multiples being offered by AT&T, we doubt a competing offer for the whole of Time Warner can emerge," said Credit Suisse analyst Omar Sheikh.
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South Africa maize farmers seen planting larger area this season
By Tanisha Heiberg JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African farmers intend to plant 25 percent more hectares of maize this season in the hope that decent rainfall will ease the hardship caused by last year's scorching drought, a Reuters' poll showed on Monday. South Africa's Crop Estimates Committee (CEC) is expected to say farmers plan to sow 2.44 hectares with maize, up from the 1.947 million hectares planted last year, according to an average estimate of five trading houses surveyed by Reuters. The range was 2.14 million to 2.7 million hectares.
EU-Canada trade deal held up by Belgian resistance
The Belgian government says that it cannot yet give the necessary backing to the European Union's free trade deal with Canada, making it unlikely that the bloc can sign the deal officially on Thursday ...
Indian business giant Tata Sons removes chairman MistryNEW DELHI (AP) ? The board of directors of Tata Sons has removed Cyrus P. Mistry as chairman of the giant Indian conglomerate.
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Actress Woodley faces January trial in pipeline protestMANDAN, N.D. (AP) ? Actress Shailene Woodley is to stand trial in North Dakota early next year on charges related to her protest against the Dakota Access pipeline.