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Omnicare proposes to buy PharMerica's outstanding shares

In a bid to purchase all outstanding shares of PharMerica common stock for $15.00 per share in cash, Omnicare, Inc. has sent a letter to PharMerica Corporation. Inclusive of PharMerica's net debt, the transaction is valued at $716 million.

The all cash proposal is a 37.2 percent premium over PharMerica's closing stock price on Aug.

Microsoft giving students free Xbox with PC purchase

Are you a student and planning to buy a computer? How about a free Xbox 360 when you buy a Windows PC? Well, here’s an offer for you from Microsoft- purchase a new Windows 7-based PC and get a free Xbox 360 4GB console.

Fifth generation stealth to be inducted into USAF

In a mission to boost its aircraft fleet, the U.S. government has decided to implement fifth generation stealth technology in the U.S. Air Force (USAF).

Pfizer Diagnoses Fido, Too

Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) is jumping into the diagnostic business with all four paws. The company announced yesterday that it's purchasing Synbiotics to gain access to its veterinary immunodiagnostics business.

The Best Stocks for 2011: Thompson Creek Metals


This article is part of our "Best Stocks for 2011" series where our Foolish writers pick their top stocks ideas for the year ahead. Click here to see a review of last year's picks and our 12 recommendations for the year ahead.

TPC Group Shares Popped: What You Need to Know

 Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.

34 Expert Analysts Uncover Outstanding Dividend Plays

 In researching a series of articles, I've had the enviable opportunity to hold lengthy discussions with 34 of the Fool's analysts and advisors over the past two months, learning the companies they like and why. Stepping back and analyzing three notepads full of strategy, numbers, and logic, I've gleaned two key takeaways. Over the course of this article, I'll share those and the one company I plan to buy as a result of their insights.


3 Top Stocks at Half Price

 You love buying your shirts when they go on sale. And who can resist a buy-one-get-one-free offer? So when our stocks go on sale, why do we bemoan their low prices? Smart investors like Warren Buffett or Marty Whitman love it when their stocks are suddenly selling at bargain-basement prices. For them, these companies become no-brainer buys.


No More Free Money for Boeing

 Warning: Today's column is going to wax a bit wonkish. If you're not exactly a detail-oriented Fool, you might want to skip right past the next few paragraphs, proceed to the takeaway about Boeing (NYSE: BA), and move on to the rest of your day's reading material.

Lockheed to Pentagon: Take the Carrot ... or Else

I'll state this plainly: Whether or not you want to own Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) depends entirely on the fate of its trillion-dollar warplane, the F-35 Lightning II. It's really as simple as that -- a trillion dollars (or more) in future program costs makes Lockheed a "buy." Any number significantly smaller than that means the stock is probably a "sell."