The US markets are mixed as we head into the close with the S&P down about 0.2%, the Dow lower by 0.2% and the NASDAQ up about 0.1%.
In economic news, US Durable Goods came in with the largest decline in about a year.
In corporate news, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG) announced the acquisition of Dickinson & Associates in Ottawa, Ontario. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
American Safety Insurance Holdings (ASI) announced that its shareholders approved the Agreement and Plan of Merger between the Company, Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited and Fairfax Bermuda Holdings, Ltd. The Company's shareholders will receive $30.25 for each share of the Company's common stock.
Tomorrow, investors will have earnings reports from Avago Technologies Ltd (NASDAQ:AVGO), Donaldson Company (NYSE:DCI), and DSW (NYSE:DSW).
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