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M&A Mania: Early 2011 Deals Already Hit a 10-Year High

Companies such as Duke Energy and DuPont are off and running with megamergers early this year. Even Playboy is among the dealers. And market pros say the trend is far from over. Why are so many U.S. companies tying the knot? Fast growth is hard to come by in any other strategy.

Amazon to Buy Diapers.com for $540 Million

Amazon is reportedly about to announce on Monday the acquisition of Quidsi, the New Jersey-based e-commerce company behind Diapers.com, Soap.com, and, most recently, BeautyBar.com.