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  • Baker Hughes reports quarterly loss on $772 mln charge Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 8:17 AM ET

    April 21- Oilfield services provider Baker Hughes Inc, which is in the process of being acquired by Halliburton Co for $35 billion, posted a quarterly loss compared with a year-earlier profit as it recorded a $772 million charge related to restructuring and other items. Baker Hughes said it would cut 10,500 jobs, or 17 percent of its global workforce, up from 7,000...

  • April 20- A union working on behalf of Wal-Mart employees laid off in the sudden temporary closure of five stores filed a claim on Monday to the National Labor Relations Board accusing the retailer of retaliating against workers for organizing activity and seeking to get them rehired. Wal-Mart Stores, which announced last week that it was temporarily closing...

  • April 20- General Electric Co is in early-stage talks with Wells Fargo& Co about selling its entire $74 billion U.S. commercial lending and leasing portfolio to the bank, according to a source familiar with the situation. GE and Wells Fargo declined to comment. The talks with Wells Fargo underscored GE's urgency in looking to dismantle its GE Capital business and...

  • April 17- Honeywell International Inc, a major manufacturer of aircraft electronics and climate control systems, reported a 5 percent fall in quarterly revenue on Friday, hurt by the sale of its friction materials business and a strong dollar. Honeywell gets more than half its revenue from international operations and exports. Honeywell's transportation...

  • April 17- Diversified U.S. manufacturer Honeywell International Inc reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue, hurt by the sale of its friction materials business and a strong dollar. Honeywell sold its friction materials business to Federal Mogul last year for about $155 million. Net income attributable to Honeywell rose to $1.12 billion, or $1.41...

  • GE Capital deal shows 'focused is beautiful': CEO Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 10:37 AM ET
    GE General Electric

    Conglomerates are coming to the conclusion that they should stick to businesses in which they have a competitive advantage, Harry Wilson tells CNBC.

  • Shell gambles on rocky Brazil, Petrobras with BG bid Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 9:49 AM ET
    A Petrobas platform at the Brasfels shipyard in Angra dos Reis, about 115 miles west of Rio de Janeiro.

    Shell’s $69 billion bid for BG Group could increase its exposure to Brazil at a time when the country appears to be destabilizing and stagnating.

  • Fintech joins in on global M&A spree Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Handshake M&A mergers

    The merger and acquisition climate in Europe got a little hotter on Wednesday with yet more dealmaking in the technology sector

  • Shell’s BG deal: The biggest oil price bet yet? Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 4:19 AM ET
    An oil pump jack in the oil town of Gonzales, Texas.

    Shell’s £47 billion ($69 billion) agreed deal for energy company BG Group has already sent shares in the UK energy utility up nearly 40 percent.

  • Rolf Soiron, chairman of Holcim Ltd., left, and Bruno Lafont, chief executive officer of Lafarge SA, pose for a photograph during a news conference in Paris, France, on Monday, April 7, 2014.

    One of the biggest shareholders in cement maker Holcim said he was "unlikely" to vote in favor of merging with Lafarge.

  • Fred Smith: Planets aligned for FedEx-TNT deal Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    A TNT delivery truck near Amsterdam, Netherlands

    A strong dollar, ongoing stimulus in Europe and low oil prices make a deal between FedEx and TNT Express possible, Fred Smith tells CNBC.

  • Who's Yoox and why does it want Net-a-Porter? Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 9:40 AM ET
    Net-a-Porter website

    Luxury goods group Richemont has said it is in talks over a potential "business combination" between its online retailer Net-a-Porter and Yoox.

  • What the Kraft-Heinz deal means for food mergers Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 12:01 PM ET
    Kraft Macaroni & Cheese and Heinz Tomato Ketchup

    The merger of Kraft and Heinz could pave the way for future food mergers, but dealmaking will likely dip in the near term, analysts tell CNBC.

  • Why this CEO wants to save SkyMall Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 7:13 PM ET
    Skymall magazine

    Scott Jordan wants to save the in-flight catalog SkyMall, but right now the airlines are not returning his calls, he told CNBC on Monday.

  • AbbVie to buy Pharmacyclics in $21 billion deal Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 11:13 PM ET

    Drugmaker AbbVie said it will buy Pharmacyclics for about $21 billion to boost its oncology drugs pipeline.

  • NXP-Freescale merger makes 'true powerhouse': CEO Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 11:52 AM ET

    NXP's acquisition of Freescale shows that semiconductors are a "consolidating industry," NXP CEO Rick Clemmer said.

  • Sterne Agee deal makes us more relevant: Stifel CEO Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 10:09 AM ET

    Stifel Financial's purchase of Sterne Agee is about becoming more relevant to clients, CEO Ron Kruszewski tells CNBC.

  • Two metals and mining giants in $3.1B merger Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 7:35 AM ET
    Technicians install solar panels on a house in Mission Viejo, Calif.

    Metals and mining companies Grupo FerroAtlantica and Globe Specialty Metals have entered an agreement to combine their businesses.

  • A man walks past an electronic board displaying share prices at the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Thursday, April 10, 2014.

    An Indonesian telecom found a way to restructure its debt over creditor objections: it loaned itself money and counted its own votes toward approval.

  • A clinical technician holds a syringe and a vial of Allergan Botox, produced by Allergan.

    M&A experts forecast there will be more major pharma deals in 2015 — but the U.K. won’t be a focus and the deals won’t be done for tax reasons.