The Dow Jones Hits New Record. Merz Pharma Group Interested In Buying Obagi for About $383.5M

 The Dow Jones Hits New Record. Merz Pharma Group Interested In Buying Obagi
                              for About $383.5M

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, April 3, 2013

NEW YORK, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

On Tuesday, the Dow Jones industrial average climbed to another record high, a
boost the index got from strong auto sales and factory orders. German drug
maker Merz Pharma Group announced yesterday that it wants to buy Obagi for
about $383.5mil which tops an offer that was made by Valeant Pharmaceuticals
in March.

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volume nearly three times higher than usual. Shares closed down 8% after the
Company failed to hit March metric forecasts. The Company said unit revenue,
also known as passenger revenue per available seat mile, climbed 2% in March.
Analysts were expecting 4% or better for the month.

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climbed as high as 24% in intra-day trading yesterday. 

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that its follow-on offering of 9.75 million common shares has been priced at
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BGC Partners, Inc. (Nasdaq: BGCP) - Trading volume for BGC Partners exploded
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