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  • Derivatives exchanges prove resistant to regulatory change

    In December 2013, Hanmag Securities Corp, a small South Korean brokerage firm, lost 46 billion won ($42 million) in a day after a stock option trading algorithm went bad. It was a fatal blow for a company that had just 15 billion won of capital — Hanmag went bust.
  • UK faces biggest terror threat ever, interior minister says

    UK faces biggest terror threat ever, interior minister says
    Britain is facing the biggest terrorism threat in its history and has foiled around 40 major plots since suicide bombers attacked London in 2005, Home Secretary Theresa May said Monday. The government would Wednesday set out new laws to take on the...

    Cigarette-maker Reynolds to buy Lorillard in $25 billion deal

    Reynolds American Inc. will buy Lorillard Inc. for $25 billion, merging two of the world's biggest cigarette makers in a deal that includes the sale of the top-selling U.S. e-cigarette to Britain's Imperial Tobacco Group. The deal, which gives Reynolds...

    AbbVie to buy drugmaker Shire in nearly $55 billion deal

    AbbVie to buy drugmaker Shire in nearly $55 billion deal
    AbbVie Inc. has inked a nearly $55 billion deal to acquire drugmaker Shire PLC, the companies announced in a joint statement Friday morning. The deal, the largest of a year filled with merger and acquisition activity, will allow the North Chicago-...

    AbbVie to Buy Shire for $54.8 billion in biggest inversion

    AbbVie to Buy Shire for $54.8 billion in biggest inversion
    AbbVie Inc. is buying Shire for nearly $55 billion, the largest deal in a year filled with merger and acquisition activity, and the latest example of companies taking foreign addresses to cut taxes. The deal will allow North Chicago-based pharmaceutical...