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Covidien plc (NYSE: COV) shares moved up 21.99% to $87.86. The volume of Covidien shares traded was 3599% higher than normal. Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) announced its plans to buy Covidien for $42.9 billion in cash and stock.

bluebird bio (NASDAQ: BLUE) shares rose 40.55% to $36.67. The volume of bluebird bio shares traded was 3499% higher than normal. bluebird bio presented positive data on LentiGlobin BB305 at the European Hematology Association (EHA).

TW Telecom (NASDAQ: TWTC) shares climbed 6.60% to $38.74. The volume of TW Telecom shares traded was 2246% higher than normal. TW Telecom agreed to be acquired by Level 3 Communications (NYSE: LVLT) in a stock-and-cash transaction valued at $40.86 per share.

Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) surged 23.17% to $11.43. The volume of Fusion-io shares traded 1919% higher than normal. SanDisk (NASDAQ: SNDK) announced its plans to buy Fusion-io for $11.25 per share in cash.

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