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Low Retail Property Prices: Trouble for Big Chains?

Although retail sales and retailer share prices have rallied back to their 2007 highs, retail property prices remain depressed -- an unusual divergence that has grown significantly since mid-2008. And a deeper look at the reasons behind that split suggest harder times ahead for major retail firms.

How You Can Profit From the Coming Merger Mania

With interest rates so low and corporations sitting on $2 trillion in cash, a slew of mergers and takeovers across a number of industries appears likely in 2011. But picking individual companies is awfully tough. Here's a better way to capitalize on the coming M&A boom.

SABMiller May Make a Bid for Foster's

London-based brewer SABMiller is mulling a $10.9 billion bid for Melbourne-based Foster's Group, according to reports. But SABMiller is not alone, Japan's Asahi Breweries might also be interested.