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U.S. Morning Call: M&A heats up for AIG, A123

Monday, December 10, 2012 - 03:17

Dec 10 - AIG agreed to sell nearly all of ILFC, the world's second-largest airplane leasing business, to a Chinese consortium, and China's Wanxiang Group won an auction for bankrupt battery maker A123 Systems.

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Let's pick up here Monday morning call -- US stock futures according to a lower start this morning. Despite this -- with talks at the white house on Sunday. European shares also dropping today after Italian prime minister marry -- mocked it said he would resign. On Saturday Monta announced he would quit once the 2013 budget is approved. The news came two days after Silvio Berlusconi's party withdrew parliamentary support for the government and Berlusconi say he would run for premier again. Germany's finance ministry does not expect their resignation to destabilize the year's gone. And an activity heating up this morning starting with AIG which has agreed to sell nearly all I'm antsy. The world's second largest airplane leasing business to Chinese consortium for up to four point eight billion dollars. The deal would give China access to a global network of about 200 airlines in eighty countries. Another Chinese company swooping up an American won China's once -- group. Won an auction for bankrupt battery maker a 123 systems on Sunday with a 256. Million dollar bid. This one not so -- to deal as a spinoff sources telling Reuters Ingersoll Rand is expected to announce today. That it will separate its security division giving into pressure from activist investor Nelson Peltz to unlock more shareholder value. Sources say the company also plans to buy back shares and increase dividends. Since doctor watching this morning and stocks Barron's as watching the financial weekly report its top ten stop expert when he thirteen. Corporate giant apple made the list there and saying the company is still going strong. Despite the stock's 23% decline from the September peaked at 705 dollars. -- also -- Barnes & Noble. Think the book -- undervalued. And black rock. Which got a big vote of confidence when director James Graf spelled out about a half million shares of the investment firm. A huge insider purchase. Also on the list -- JPMorgan Western Digital and general dynamics and a few. Given -- FedEx is well today as the shipping company's busiest day of the year. As it prepares to move in nineteen million packages. That's just a small fraction of the 289. Shipments the company expects to move from Thanksgiving to Christmas -- 13% from last year. Big Mac still a big deal will find out when McDonald's reports monthly same store sales today. The burger chain recently -- executive in charge of US operations after global restaurant sales in October decline for the first time in nine years analysts want to know if the downturn was a blip or the company has more serious problems. Last week KFC and Pizza -- parent yum brand tweak its growth plans in China where business has slowed and competition has ground. That fit for your Monday morning call for more news follow us on Twitter at latest insider. And check out our way -- you can't count at Reuters dot com slash writers meeting. I'm Lisa Bernhard this is.

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U.S. Morning Call: M&A heats up for AIG, A123

Monday, December 10, 2012 - 03:17

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