The rise of cyber crime threatens the links between traders and markets, and will only accelerate as investors boost their reliance on technology. What follows is a conversation about the markets, cyber security and the coming challenges that investors and traders face in the 21st century economy.

Verizon Communications Inc said it would buy AOL Inc in a $4.4 billion deal that gives the biggest U.S.

Jeffrey Katzenberg is again weighing a sale of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., after an attempt to build the film studio into a mini-Walt Disney Co. was rocked by uneven box-office results.
Sprint Corp. is nearing an agreement on the price, capital structure and termination fee for an acquisition of T-Mobile U.S. Inc. that could value the wireless carrier at almost $40 a share, people with knowledge of the matter said.
The S&P 500 is trading near the highest level since 2010 as investors weigh the prospects for economic growth amid merger activity.
U.S. equity benchmarks extended all-time highs amid merger activity while Treasuries advanced on weaker-than-estimated retail sales.
Equities continue to climb as the S&P 500 has traded to a new all-time high.
Market analysis: Bonds, equities, USD and crude.
Canaccord Genuity Media Analyst Thomas Eagan remains optimistic on the PayTV sector (and most of its players) due to his favorable interpretation of several factors.
Daily technical and fundamental analysis of the E-mini stock index futures market by Toni Hansen