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The Supreme Court left intact a $142 million jury verdict against Pfizer over the marketing of epilepsy drug Neurontin.
The food distributor will buy its rival for about $3.5 billion and assume $4.7 billion in debt, creating a company with about $65 billion in annual revenue.
The fertilizer company will buy back 43.3 million restricted shares from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation and the Anne Ray Charitable Trust over the next eight months.
In an effort to pump up its nutritional and private-label foods, Post will buy a private peanut butter label, and protein bar maker for about $680 million.
Deutsche Bank created a new senior position to govern compliance and risk management after EU officials fined it and other banks for rigging interest.
McDonald's said its global same-store sales increased 0.5% last month amid worse-than-expected results in the U.S.
Natural gas exploration and production company Rice Energy Inc said it had filed with U.S. regulators to go public.
Eight major web companies, including Apple and Google, made a joint call for tighter controls on how governments collect personal data.
When regulators adopt the Volcker rule Tuesday, they'll make good on politicians' promises to reign in banks' ability to gamble their own money.
Gold was little changed as investors assessed whether last week's jobs number was robust to lead the Fed to taper its bond-buying program.
U.S. stock-index futures edged higher on Monday as traders took a breather following the powerful, jobs-driven rally in the previous session.
Upbeat Chinese trade data added to optimism world economies and market can cope with a gradual tapering of U.S. stimulus.
Oil and gas companies will spend about $723 billion on exploration and production in 2014, an increase of 6.1% from the previous year.
Bitcoin slid to a low of $690 early Monday before swinging back to above the $900 level.
European stock markets opened mostly higher on Monday, keying off gains seen overnight in Asia where better-than-expected Chinese export data signaled stronger demand from the global economy and sent the region's markets higher.
Expectations are growing that an ambitious trade pact between a dozen nations around the Pacific Rim may be wrapped up in 2-3 months, with signs that political desire for a deal is trumping a string of technical difficulties in drawing it up.
Hong Kong stocks rose Monday in early action just as government data showed consumer prices rose 3% in November, lower than the 3.1% increase projected by analysts polled by Wall Street Journal.
China's consumer-price inflation slowed slightly in November on an annual basis, coming in just below expectations, while wholesale-price deflation also eased slightly.
Australian stocks lost hold of early gains Monday.
Medical device maker Covidien PLC will acquire Given Imaging Ltd. for $30 a share in cash, or about $860 million, the companies said Sunday.