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A total of $446-billion of takeovers have been announced since June 30, the smallest amount since the third quarter of 2009, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

Are the oil sands really open for business?
Stephen Harper's got a tough decision to make on Nexen.

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The U.S. has become an example of how not to do it
High frequency trading faces a global onslaught of regulation.

Clock is ticking for Franco-German defence deal
The German Defense Minister thinks more time is needed for EADS/BAE talks.

Sayonara to Aozora
Cerberus is selling its $2.5-billion stake in struggling Aozora Bank.

Let's go to bed
Tempur-Pedic is buying Sealy. Cue the suggestive headlines.

One more time, with feeling
The OSC isn't finished with Sino Forest yet.

No news is good news
CNOOC is confident about its bid for Nexen after meeting provincial ministers.

World's most uncomfortable board meeting?
Bill Ackman called for the ouster of P&G CEO Robert McDonald -- while McDonald was in the room.

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Message to RIM: Gen Y doesn't know REO Speedwagon
RIM produced a painfully awkward video appeal to developers using a song most of them have probably never heard of.

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