The S&P 500
(INDEXSP:.INX) is up .18% to 1,411.78 as of 2:25 p.m. EST. Leading this rise is Akamai Technologies
(NASDAQ:AKAM), which is down 9.32% to $38.81 per share perhaps due to its acquisition of Verivue
(NASDAQ:SBUX) is also up, rising 5.93% to $53.79 per share after being upgraded to buy by several analysts
. On the other hand, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold
(NYSE:FCX) is continuing the freefall it started yesterday, dropping 4.07% to $30.15 per share today after its acquisitions of Plains Exploration & Production Company
(NYSE:PXP) and McMoRan Exploration
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