Dealing chips: Reports on Friday that Intel Corp. resumed talks to buy chipmaker Altera Corp. sent Intel up 1.4 percent to $34.50 and Altera up 4 percent to $48.85.
Another chip deal: Chipmakers Avago Technologies and Broadcom gained Wednesday on merger rumors: Broadcom rose 20 percent, to $56.40 and Avago rose 9 percent, to $143.29. The $37 billion deal was announced Thursday. Broadcom ended the week at $56.85; Avago at $148.07.
Drone: Shares of GoPro jumped 6 percent, to $56.74 Thursday after the company said it will introduce a quadcopter drone for the consumer market in 2016. The company's CEO also said GoPro is developing six-camera technology for use in virtual reality. Shares closed the week at $55.41.
Merger approval: Tobacco companies Lorillard and Reynolds American rose Wednesday after the Federal Trade Commission gave its tacit approval to their $27.4 billion merger. Lorillard, maker of Newport cigarettes, rose 1 percent, to $72.78, finishing the week at $72.48. Reynolds American, which makes Camel brand cigarettes, gained 2 percent, to $76.79. It closed Friday at $76.75.
Cable deal: Charter Communications rose 3 percent Tuesday, to $179.78 after it said it will spend $55.3 billion to buy Time Warner Cable, which saw its shares rise 7 percent, to $183.60. The deal comes amid a wave of consolidation in the industry and only a month after Comcast walked away from a similar deal. Charter shares closed the week at $179.00; Time Warner landed at $180.89.
Let's play: GameStop, the video game retailer, posted results that exceeded analysts' estimates, helped by the sale of recently released video game titles. Shares rose 6 percent, to $43.41 Friday.