Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron Scrap Merger Plan

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Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron said that they will scrap plans to merge their operations, citing problems with the U.S. Justice Department.

Deutsche Bank to Trim Investment Banking

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Deutsche Bank released details of its plan to boost profitability and capital adequacy.

Capgemini Buys IGATE for $4 Billion

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French computer services and technology company Capgemini will buy U.S. peer IGATE for $4 billion.

BG Deal Is Big Bite for Shell

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Shell argued for years that organic growth was a more cost-effective strategy than chasing huge acquisitions. It’s $70 billion deal for BG puts it in uncharted waters and will test its skills at integration.

Rules Weighed for Battery Cargo on Jets

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International air-safety experts this week will consider proposals to restrict lithium batteries carried as cargo by commercial jets, a sign that momentum is building for a ban on some of the most common types of shipments.

Strong iPhone Sales Power Apple's Encore

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Apple on Monday reports quarterly results. The numbers won’t surpass the prior quarter, but analysts expect strong sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Wal-Mart in Showdown With Texas Over Alcohol

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Wal-Mart was slow to get into alcohol, but now it is fighting for the right to sell more of it. A prime target is Texas.

Millennium Hedge Fund, Quant Trader Plan Venture

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Israel “Izzy” Englander’s Millennium Management LLC and quant trader Igor Tulchinsky plan a joint venture that will allow the trader to accept outside money and use a wider range of trading strategies.

Abe Aims to Get U.S. On Board Japanese Trains

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When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits the U.S., he will act as salesman-in-chief by marketing Japan’s high-speed rail system.

Australia Stocks Near 6000

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Asia markets rose Monday, with Australia’s S&P ASX 200 again verging on the 6000 mark amid gains in mining stocks.

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