On the fourth try, U.S. systemically important financial institutions aimed to be more realistic about how they would approach a bankruptcy.
Trading suspensions and share purchasing by brokerage firms "reek of panic," says one analyst.
More than 200 speculative-grade issuers have been downgraded by S&P this year.
The company is boosting production of the S6 Galaxy Edge after reportedly misjudging demand.
The merger clears the final regulatory hurdle after the discount retailers agree to sell 330 Family Dollar stores.
Employment numbers, along with factory activity data, are latest indicators that the U.S. economy is rebounding from the slow start to 2015.
Nearly 20,000 deals worth $2.2 trillion have been announced so far this year, a pace that approaches pre-financial crisis levels.
$260 million asset impairment charge from produce business contributes to a 53% drop in fourth-quarter earnings.