Oil giants Chevron Corp. and Total SA wrapped up a string of gargantuan, record-breaking earnings reports, a stretch in which six of the major international oil companies topped $50 billion in combined profit for the first time
In the last week of trading, shares of French drugmaker Sanofi-Aventis have jumped 5.5% on rumors that U.S. pharma giant Pfizer is pondering the purchase of a significant share of its business. There are two hypothetical scenarios now circulating the markets. One of them makes sense for Pfizer. The other? Not so much.