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Aecom Technology Agrees to Buy URS for About USD 4 Billion

14-07-2014 09:55:41

Aecom Technology Corp. (ACM) agreed to acquire URS Corp. (URS), the engineering and construction-management company targeted by activist hedge fund Jana Partners LLC, for about $4 billion in cash and stock.

Wal-Mart Faces Morgan Negligence Suit Over Turnpike Crash

14-07-2014 09:55:37

Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan sued Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) for negligence over a New JerseyTurnpike accident last month that left him critically injured after a company truck driver went at least 24 hours without sleep.

Pssst. Wanna Sell Your House? Can You Keep a Secret?

14-07-2014 09:49:03

Wall Street traders aren’t the only ones who like to circumvent the conventional marketplace. Real estate agents are increasingly pitching sellers on their version of secretive dark pool trading: Skip the multiple listing service (MLS) and let the agent market the home privately.

Secret Path Revealed for Chinese Billions Overseas

14-07-2014 09:45:50

For years, wealthy Chinese have been transferring billions worth of their money overseas, snapping up pricey real estate in markets including New York, Sydney andVancouver despite their country’s currency restrictions.

Individuals Pile Into Stocks as Pros Say Bull Is Spent

14-07-2014 09:42:00

Individual investors are plowing money back into the U.S. stock market just as professional strategists say gains for this year are over. About $100 billion has been added to equity mutual funds and exchange-traded funds in the past year, 10 times more than the previous 12 months, according to data compiled by Bloomberg and the Investment Company Institute.

Israel Extends Offensive as Gazans Seek Shelter

14-07-2014 09:39:32

Israel’s airstrikes against Hamas entered a seventh day as militants in the Gaza Stripkept firing cross-border rockets and thousands of Palestinians fled their homes in advance of a possible ground invasion.