Market Roundup
Dow
17,492.97 (-75.03)
Gold
$1,072.80 (-$2.70)
Oil
$38.98 (-$0.03)
Do you ever get the feeling that today’s CEOs have run out of real ideas to boost value? That they’re just flailing around trying ANYTHING to boost their share prices (Not to mention pad their own wallets and the wallets of their investment bankers)?

I ask that in light of the news today that merger-mania is getting even more manic. Specifically, Dow Chemical (DOW) and DuPont (DD) are reportedly looking to tie up in a transaction that could be worth $120 billion or more.

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