Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 10:21 AM ET
By: Julian Close
After the open… There has been plenty of M&A activity since yesterday's closing bell. It seems like everybody has a deal of some sort in the works. Stocks were up in the pre-market, then traders appear to have gotten spooked by a sudden, precipitous fall in the value of the ruble, and momentum changed entirely. Now all indices are down about 0.2%. Traders still seem very happy with eBay's (EBAY) decision to split off PayPal as a separate company, however.
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