Stocks rose to start the shortened trading week, with the Dow, the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 all in the green.
Shares of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (BABA) rose after the company agreed to acquire a major stake in China's largest supermarket operator, Sun Art Retail Group. The move is part of the Chinese e-commerce giant's push into bricks-and-mortar retailing. Alibaba will pay about $2.9 billion for a 36% stake in Sun Art Retail.
Under the terms of the agreement, Marvell will pay Cavium shareholders $40.00 in cash and about 2 Marvell common shares for each share of Cavium common stock, Marvell announced early Monday. The transaction is expected to close in mid-2018.
Bitcoin has reached a new record. The cryptocurrency rose above $8,000 on Sunday and is now trading above $8,200 dollars.
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