Sprint boosted its offer for Clearwire by 14%, succumbing to shareholder pressure with the hope of winning over vigorous opposition to the deal.
Burberry showed further signs of recovery following a midyear profit warning, as it reported a rise in full-year revenue on Tuesday. Sales in China for the year finished 20% higher.
Philip Morris International has agreed to buy the 20% that it doesn't already own in its Mexican tobacco business for about $700 million. The stake is currently held by Grupo Carso SAB, a conglomerate founded by Carlos Slim.
Beleaguered Hewlett-Packard is a notable beneficiary of this year's reversal, with its shares having beaten once-highflying Apple's by 66 percentage points so far.
Tim Cook challenged Senate investigators who reported Apple paid no corporate income tax on tens of billions of dollars in overseas income over the past four years and urged reforms.
To earn yields of 5% or more, investors are turning to more complex fare, such as high-yield corporate bonds, preferred stocks and real-estate investment trusts.
The stock market is expecting a massive new economic boom while the bond market sees the economy remaining in a funk. They can't both be right, but they can be wrong, writes Brett Arends.
New research shows why a mentor who's good for some
could be bad for you.
People born between 1966 and 1975 took a bigger hit during the recession and are less well-prepared for retirement than older Americans, according to a new study.