Unstructured Finance

Deals wrap: Conoco may double assets sale

March 23, 2011

ConocoPhillips, the third-largest U.S. oil company, said it might double its planned sale of less-desirable assets to $20 billion, with proceeds going to buy back stock.

Check Out Line: The slow return of the splurge

January 28, 2010

Check out signs that consumers are getting more comfortable with spending and, at times, even splurging.

DealZone Daily

November 19, 2009

Reckitt Benckiser shares rise 2 percent — so markets are taking notice of the Daily Telegraph’s “latest tale” that the UK group could link up with Colgate-Palmolive. Benckiser is worth roughly $37 billion in the market, Colgate some $41.2 billion, so a deal would be humongous. And this just in: J.P. Morgan Cazenove will become a fully-owned part of J.P. Morgan, as the U.S. investment bank buys out its joint-venture partner Cazenove Group.

Check Out Line: The consumer products earnings parade

April 30, 2008

cheese.jpgCheck out consumer product powerhouses including Procter & Gamble, Kraft and Colgate, inundating Wall Street with quarterly reports on Wednesday.