News by: Himanshu Singh
And Ace agreed to buy its New York-listed rival Chubb for $28.3 billion, the industry’s largest tie-up on record.
But energy stocks declined in response to the biggest slide in oil prices since April.
Investors held out hope for an agreement to keep Greece in the euro even as it veered close to a potential debt default.
And Willis Group and Towers Watson are to combine in $18 billion deal.