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    Shares of Jack in the Box Inc. (JACK) are down by 0.52% to $86.49 in early afternoon trading on Tuesday. TheStreet's Bryan Ashenberg and Bob Lang of Trifecta Stocks have identified Jack in the Box Inc. (JACK) as the "Chart of the Day." The restaurant group Jack in the Box has fallen on hard times, and even the best of names have recently fallen with some dramatic selling.

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    SFX Entertainment (SFXE) shares are up 22.82% to $5.06 in trading on Tuesday after the New York City-based concert promoter agreed to be taken private by CEO Robert Sillerman who offered to purchase the 62.6% of outstanding shares that he does not already own.Sillerman will pay $5.25 per share in cash in a deal that values the company at approximately $490 million.The company's board agreed to the dea...

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    Shares of Chesapeake Energy  are down by 1.26% to $14.87 in late morning trading on Tuesday, as some energy and related stocks take a hit due to the decline in the price of oil, which is falling on a strong dollar and the possibility shale producers in the U.S. could increase their drilling activity.

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     General Motors shares are down 0.56% to $35.50 in morning trading on Tuesday following reports that the American car company rebuffed a merger offer from Fiat Chrysler  CEO Sergio Marchionne in March, according to the New York Times.Marchionne floated the idea via an email to GM CEO Mary Barra, saying that the industry needed to consolidate to save money and that a merger between the two autom...

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    Shake Shack Inc. (SHAK) shares sank 6.5% in morning trade Tuesday, as they look set to snap a six-session win streak. The stock had soared 42% during the win streak, which was the longest since the burger chain went public on Jan. 30. Volume in the first 45 minutes of trade was already more than half the full-day average of 1.13 million shares, according to FactSet. The stock's last decline was on March 14, when it fell 4.2% despite the company reporting a surprise first-quarter profit and...

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    Charter Communications (CHTR) confirmed Tuesday its $55 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable (TWX), a merger that would create a powerful cable and broadband Internet contender in an industry long lacking competition.According to previous reports, Charter agreed to pay about $195 a share for Time Warner Cable (TWX) — $100 in cash and the rest in stock. The price is 14 percent higher than Time Warner Cable’s closing stock price Friday and nearly 50 percent above Charter’s bid for Time Warner Cable (TWX) in early 2014.The closure of the deal, reported by the Associated Press, comes just weeks after Comcast’s astonishing withdrawal of its merger with Time Warner Cable (TWX) — an acquisition that regulators and antitrust officials said would create too much consolidation in the U.S. cable and broadband market and harm consumers.[Comcast (CMCSA) to drop mega-merger with Time Warner Cable]Moments after the announcement, Charter’s shares rose more than 3 percent in premarket trading.Time Warner Cable’s return to the seller’s block triggered a flurry of new merger activity and highlighted federal regulators’ willingness to intervene in what they view as an increasingly important industry for consumers that is dominated by too few players, especially Comcast.Analysts say that Charter’s bid for Time Warner Cable (TWX) may be accepted by federal regulators because it would create a stronger competitor to Comcast (CMCSA), the biggest cable and Internet provider in the nation, with 22 million subscribers. Regulators are expected to approve AT&T’s merger with DirecTV (DTV) for $48 billion, a deal that would create a bigger video service provider than Comcast.Charter is the nation’s fourth-largest cable firm, with 5.9 million subscribers in 25 states. The deal also includes a merger with Bright House, which has 2.5 million subscribers. If approved by regulators, the combination of the three companies would bring together 20 million cable and Internet subscribers.At the urging of its largest shareholder, billionaire media mogul John Malone, Charter has tried for the past couple of years to grow through acquisitions. Liberty Media, in which Malone also has controlling stake, will invest $5 billion as part of the deal.Regulators had moved to block Comcast’s merger with Time Warner Cable (TWX) because of concern over the market for broadband Internet service. Together, Comcast (CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable (TWX) would have controlled more than 50 percent of all broadband connections in the United States, with more than 34 million subscribers. Charter’s purchase of Time Warner Cable (TWX) would create a bigger cable firm, and a stronger rival to Comcast (CMCSA) and a combined AT&T (T) and DirecTV (DTV). Comcast’s ownership of vast media properties through NBC Universal also posed problems for regulators. Critics were also concerned about Comcast’s bid for Time Warner Cable (TWX) because of the company’s potential ability to use its powerful hold on so many home subscribers to create a disadvantage for online video rivals such as Netflix (NFLX) and YouTube (GOOG) that compete with its cable TV and media properties.“It appears much less of an antitrust concern than the Comcast (CMCSA) deal,” said Gene Kimmelman, a former senior antitrust official for the Justice Department and current president of Public Knowledge, a nonprofit group. “It is more likely to face [Federal Communications Commission] scrutiny for how it actually promotes the public interest.”This time, Time Warner Cable (TWX) appears to be trying more to protect its financial interests during a long regulatory review. It has put a $2 billion walk-away fee on the deal in case it falls apart.The merger was largely expected, with Charter chief executive Tom Rutledge signaling in recent weeks his company’s interest in growing through acquisitions. The deal also comes amid fast shifts in the landscape for cable and Internet service in the United States. Last week, the European telecom firm Altice announced a $9 billion deal to acquire Suddenlink.




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     Arch Coal shares are down 9% to 60 cents per share in early market trading on Tuesday following reports that the company is in talks with restructuring advisers as it looks to reduce its debt, according to the Wall Street Journal.Bankruptcy protection is not being pursued however, according to Journal sources, but the company is looking for a broad restructuring of its debt as natural gas gain...

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    Shares of Workday Inc  are down 0.42% to $91.79 in early market trading Tuesday, ahead of the enterprise cloud app provider's first quarter earnings release, due out after the closing bell later today. Analysts expect the company to narrow its loss and show a more than 50% growth in sales compared to the same quarter of last year.

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    Geeknet Inc. (GKNT) shares soared 115% in premarket trade Tuesday, after the parent company of ThinkGeek and ThinkGeek Solutions agreed to be acquired by specialty retailer Hot Topic Inc. in a deal valued at $122 million. Under terms of the deal, Hot Topic will pay $17.50 for each Geeknet (GKNT) share through a tender offer, which is more than double Friday's closing price of $7.90. "Geeknet's (GKNT) unique concept and approach to the online retail community is a strong fit with our business strategy,...

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    Get ready for an exciting day! Here are the four things you need to know before the opening bell rings in New York: 1. Merger mania: Shares in Time Warner Cable (TWX) are up by more than 6% in extended trading as investors expect that Charter will announce a deal Tuesday to buy the firm. Charter is the third biggest cable television provider in the U.S., and Time Warner Cable (TWX) is the second largest.

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    Shares of low-cost carrier Ryanair (RYAOF) took off on Tuesday, with the stock on track for an all-time closing high after the airline's full-year profit beat expectations and surged 66%. In early European trade, Ryanair Holdings PLC (RYAOF) shares climbed as much as 6.6% to 11.60 euros on the Irish stock exchange. If it ends at that level, it would be the stock's highest close since Ryanair (RYAOF) went public in May 1997. For the year, the stock is up 15%, outperforming most other European airlines.

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    * Dollar rally weighs on commodities priced in U.S. currency. * U.S. oil producers to boost output at current price - Goldman. * OPEC meets next week; Iran sees no output change. By Robert Gibbons. Oil prices fell nearly 3 percent on Tuesday as the dollar's rally weighed on dollar-denominated crude oil futures along with concerns that a recent rally might keep U.S. producers active.

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    The world's iron-ore glut has a reliable friend in China's state-run industrial complex. Shares in Fortescue Metals (FSUMF), the largest pure-play miner of iron ore in the world, jumped nearly 11% Tuesday on an Australian Financial Review report that Chinese companies are fishing for ore assets. China's largest publicly traded steel producer, Baoshan Iron and Steel--also known as Baosteel--and Citic, the country's largest conglomerate, are names in the mix.

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    Samsung Group's de facto holding company on Tuesday sought another cornerstone as it reconstructs South Korea's biggest conglomerate to smooth the path for management succession, offering more than $8 billion to buy an affiliate with a key stake in flagship firm Samsung Electronics.

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    Oil prices fell 2 percent on Tuesday as the dollar's sharp rally weighed on dollar-denominated crude oil futures along with concerns that a recent rally might keep U.S. producers active. The U.S. dollar index rallied as Greece's financial crisis and signs of increasing opposition to austerity in Spain pressured the euro.