After a string of big deals, the past weekend proved rough for mergers and acquisitions. London Stock Exchange shareholders nixed Nasdaq's bid, and Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi-Aventis halted talks. Amy Scott reports.
Carl Icahn's private equity fund has made a deal to buy the auto-parts maker Lear for close to $3 billion — at a time when parts suppliers are struggling. Amy Scott reports on what Icahn might have in mind.