Companies from India to Missouri made yesterday one of the busiest for takeovers this year, announcing $47 billion of acquisitions and extending a jump that’s brought dealmaking to its highest amount since before the global financial crisis.
– Texas was sued by women’s health advocates over a rule they say will close all but 10 abortion clinics in the state because it forces them to meet the same physical standards as outpatient surgical centers.
Qatar’s national oil company has dropped out of a group of state-backed investors seeking to buy a stake in Occidental Petroleum Corp.’s Middle East business amid a political dispute in the region, people with knowledge of the matter said.
Caesars Entertainment Corp. is about to find out whether $100 million is enough to entice lenders to finance a plan that would put valuable casino assets out of the reach of most of its current creditors in case of a bankruptcy.
A dispute over an Alabama law requiring abortion clinic doctors to have hospital admitting privileges must be resolved at a trial, a judge ruled four days after a U.S. appeals court upheld a similar Texas statute.