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  • FB to Acquire Atlas Solutions From Microsoft Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 2:32 PM ET
    FB to Acquire Atlas Solutions From Microsoft

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports Facebook will announce it will acquire a company called Atlas Solutions from Microsoft. The deal will be valued around $100 million.

  • Heinz Case May Involve a Side Bet in London Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 1:28 AM ET

    Regulators have escalated an investigation into suspicious trades placed ahead of the $23 billion takeover of H. J. Heinz, focusing on a complex derivative bet routed through London, according to two people briefed on the matter. The New York Times reports.

  • TSYS to Buy NetSpend in Debit Card Deal Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 7:26 AM ET

    Payment processor Total System Services said it will buy prepaid debit card provider NetSpend Holdings for about $1.4 billion in cash.

  • Burger Link in the Ketchup War That Never Was Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 3:38 PM ET

    The surprise deal that saw Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital Management swoop in this with a $28 billion bid for ketchup maker H.J. Heinz came with an interesting wrinkle that links two burger giants.

  • Wilbur Ross

    Following a flurry of merger deals, billionaire investor Wilbur Ross explains that more takeovers are likely.

  • Berkshire Hathaway, 3G to Buy Heinz for $23 Billion Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 8:18 AM ET
    President and CEO William R. Johnson of the H.J. Heinz Company

    H.J. Heinz confirmed Thursday that it agreed to be acquired by Berkshire Hathaway and 3G for $28 billion.

  • Comcast CEO Goes All in For NBCUniversal Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 7:15 AM ET
    Comcast CEO Goes All in For NBCUniversal

    Brian Roberts, Chairman & CEO of Comcast, discusses why he is "bullish" on recent business transactions, including buying GE's remaining 49% stake in NBCUniversal for $16.7 billion. "We've seen some early signs of turnaround and payoff for some of the investments we're making," he added. Both Comcast and GE stock were up on the announcement.

  • Comcast to Buy Remaining NBCUniversal Stake Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 6:20 AM ET
    Comcast to Buy Remaining NBCUniversal Stake

    Todd Rethemeier, Hudson Square Research analyst, breaks down Comcast's fourth quarter earnings results, and weighs in on the news the company will be acquiring GE's remaining 49% stake in NBCUniversal for $16.7 billion, saying it's a "pretty good diversification strategy."

  • OpenTable's CEO on What Apple's Cookin' Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 10:51 AM ET
    OpenTable's CEO on What Apple's Cookin'

    CNBC's Scott Wapner reports Apple's CEO sees "incredible opportunities" in emerging markets. And, Matthew Roberts, OpenTable CEO, weighs in on where he sees the future of mobile technology.

  • Wapner: Apple Had Considered Large Acquistion Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 10:35 AM ET
    Wapner: Apple Had Considered Large Acquistion

    CNBC's Scott Wapner reports Apple has considered large acquisitions in the past; and Timothy Lesko, Granite Investment Advisors, explains why he does not want the tech giant to use its cash for large acquisitions, but would rather see it spent on dividends or buybacks.

  • Three of Dell's largest investors joined Southeastern Asset Management on Friday in objecting to a $24.4 billion buyout of the No. 3 PC maker led by Chief Executive Michael Dell, sources said, as opposition grows to the largest buyout since the start of the financial crisis.

  • Dell Reaches Deal to Be Taken Private by Founder Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 10:35 AM ET
    Michael Dell, chairman and chief executive officer of Dell Inc.

    Dell agreed to be taken private Tuedsay in a nearly $24 billion buyout deal by a consortium led by its founder and chief executive, Michael Dell.

  • Dell Closer to Buyout as Price Talks Narrow Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 8:03 PM ET
    Dell research and development facility

    Dell moved closer to a nearly $24 billion buyout deal, with price negotiations narrowing to $13.50 to $13.75 a share in what would be the biggest leveraged buyout since the financial crisis.

  • Oracle to Buy Acme Packet for About $2 Billion Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 9:03 AM ET
    Oracle CEO Larry Ellison

    Oracle has agreed to buy Acme Packet, which makes network equipment to speed up voice, video and data delivery across networks, for about $2 billion.

  • Justice Dept. Blocks Beer Deal Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 11:43 AM ET
    Justice Dept. Blocks Beer Deal

    CNBC's David Faber has the latest detail on the Justice Department's move to block Anheuser-Busche's purchase of Groupo Modelo. Shares of Constellation Brands are down sharply on the news. Evan Benn, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, weighs in.

  • AT&T Mulls Takeover in Europe: Report Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 5:55 AM ET
    US Economy Has ‘Wonderful Upside’: AT&T CEO

    U.S. telecoms group AT&T is looking at an acquisition in Europe, possibly of Dutch peer KPN or the UK's Everything Everywhere, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • Sharp in Talks to Sell Chinese TV Plant to Lenovo Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 8:40 PM ET
    Sharp-screen_200.jpg

    Sharp may sell its Chinese TV assembly plant to Lenovo as the cash-strapped Japanese TV maker looks to sell assets to bolster its finances, sources said.

  • Al-Jazeera Coming to America Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 7:48 PM ET
    Al-Jazeera Coming to America

    Al-Jazeera bought Al Gore's Current TV, and as soon as the deal was announced, Time Warner Cable pulled the plug on Current TV. Brent Bozell, Media Research Center founder & president, offers insight.

  • Gap Buys Intermix for $130 Million Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 4:38 PM ET
    Gap Buys Intermix for $130 Million

    Discussing whether Intermix is a smart acquisition for Gap, with Jennifer Davis, Lazard Capital Markets, and Paul Swinand, Morningstar.

  • Chinese Investment in US May Break Record in 2013 Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 1:15 PM ET

    Chinese investment in the U.S. will likely break another record in 2013, a research firm said, following a record year in 2012 with deals worth more than $6.5 billion.