M&A Heats Up; Intrade Shuts Down; BigLaw Bonuses

Nov. 29 (Bloomberg Law) -- The search for life in the M&A universe has yielded some encouraging signs. Deals are back, Dechert M&A partner Bill Lawlor tells Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia in the Weekly Brief - especially as parties race to beat the scheduled expiration of the Bush tax cuts at year's end. Also in the lineup, US political junkies lament. You can no longer bet on presidential elections, the weather or anything else on Intrade's website. And last but not least, it's bonus time in BigLaw, with Cravath announcement on Monday of year-end associate bonuses ranging from $10,000 to $60,000.

Should Investors Expect a Dovish Yellen?
12:44 - Jeffrey Gundlach said he expects Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will “be dovish” in an appearance Friday. The chief executive of DoubleLine Capital LP in Los Angeles said the Fed will refrain from raising interest rates in June unless traders in the futures market assign odds of at least 50 percent to the move. Futures contracts currently show a 28 percent probability. Bidding surged at Treasury note auctions this week, suggesting the threat of higher rates isn’t deterring investors. Rmg Wealth Management CIO Stewart Richardson discusses with Bloomberg's Francine Lacqua on "The Pulse."
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