VIDEO: Acquisitions galore, BK & more

Marketplace Staff Sep 3, 2010

Despite the economic crash,
corporations have lots of cash
Hey, how about some hiring?
Nope, they’re just acquiring
each other. Sanofi-Aventis
went for Genzyme — that’s momentous.
Intel, 3M, Hertz is buying.
HP, too, and Dell was trying.

Burger King leaves the Wall Street venue.
Sales were down. I’ll say it again: You
really have to expect that when you
only order from the value menu.

Bernanke says the Holy Grail
would be to end “Too Big to Fail.”
I don’t mean him any malice,
but King Arthur never found that chalice.

The thought of an oil explosion was chilling
If you like deepwater drilling.
And Double Rainbow guy is willing
to do some video software shilling.

Don’t know who he is? Well, it’s worth a look see —
You can do that at

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