Nasdaq and the U.S. Intercontinental Exchange had been trying to lure the New York Stock Exchange away from a $10 billion offer from a German exchange. But Nasdaq said Monday it was clear that regulators would not approve the deal. Also, struggling carmaker Saab has found a lifeline. China's largest car distributor will inject funds in return for a stake in the brand, which GM sold to a Dutch company last year.
If he were succeeding an administration of the opposing party he could, justifiably or not, blame his predecessor for all the problems he inherited. But Chicago is effectively a one-party town so that's out.
In Paris, the Arc de Triomphe looms over one McDonald's.
Saying that it thinks the move might make its fast-food restaurants just a little bit ... well, faster ... McDonald's is going to put touchscreen terminals in some of its 7,000 restaurants in Europe, The Financial Times reports.
And, it is increasing the use of debit cards in the region — meaning customers might not have to dig through the seats of their Fiats for change.