The tips enabled the plumber to trade ahead of merger announcements and profit from the rise in targets' share prices, said the SEC.
A Delaware Chancery Court Judge says Dell shares were worth 22% more than what Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners paid for them.
Six years after going public, SciQuest sells to private equity firm Accel-KKR for $509 million.
Among investor-owned utilities, the combined company would have one of the largest portfolios of wind generation in the country.
Investors enjoyed about an 8% first-day pop in US Foods, the first major leveraged buyout to go public since last year.
Microsoft said it is cutting 1,850 jobs in its smartphone hardware units and will record a charge of $950 million.
Oil services firms FMC Technologies and Technip will merge in an all-stock transaction.
HC2 Holdings' unsolicited $37-a-share bid "significantly understates the company's true value," Andersons' chairman says.
If Anacor's treatment for eczema is approved by the FDA, Pfizer predicts peak-year sales could exceed $2 billion.
The move comes as Apple's core iPhone business is maturing — and investors speculate it is developing a self-driving car.