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Apple is up 10 percent in the past week, and Google is up 7 percent, with the "Fast Money" traders; and discussing whether a market correction might create opportunities in the leveraged buyout market, with Joan Solotar, Blackstone.
Some shareholders of Verizon Communications say they could be happy for the company to pay up to $130 billion for Vodafone Group's stake in their U.S. wireless venture.
U.S. retailer Best Buy is selling its 50 percent stake in a joint venture with Europe's biggest independent mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse Group back to its European partner for about 500 million pounds (or $775 million).
Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever Plc will pay $5.4 billion to raise its stake in its Indian unit, in a bet on fast-growing spending power in Asia's third-largest economy.
German investor Joh A Benckiser (JAB) is to buy the owner of Douwe Egberts coffee in a 7.5-billion-euro ($9.8 billion) deal to create a global hot drinks empire.
A look inside the Dell deal and details from its proxy, with CNBC's David Faber. BlackStone has made a preliminary proposal even though it doesn't yet have funding.
Dell is saying proposals from both Blackstone and Carl Icahn are risky, and Napster creator & Facebook co-founder Sean Parker is preparing for a medieval-themed wedding. CNBC's Bob Pisani and John Carney, discuss.
CNBC's Jon Fortt reports on the latest of the Dell buyout deal. Shares got a boost today on news of a potential bidding war for the company.
Competitors have until midnight tonight to submit higher bids for Dell. Brian Stutland of Stutland Volatility Group, and Crawford Del Prete, IDC, weigh in on what shareholders think.
Marshall Sonenshine, Chairman and CEO of Sonenshine Partner, discusses the likelihood of rival bidders appearing before tonight's "go-shop" deadline.
Yahoo is in talks to acquire a controlling stake in Dailymotion, one of the world's most popular online video websites.
CNBC's David Faber tracks the process of Dell's attempts to go private, beginning on August 16th, when two private equity firms first approached Michael Dell.
CNBC's David Faber reports the latest details on Dell's leveraged buyout attempt.
In a wide-ranging conversation, Steve Schwarzman, Blackstone Group chairman & CEO, discusses his company's pledge to support innovation and weighs in on Dell's LBO, the private equity space, and the outlook on the market.
CNBC's David Faber discusses the latest developments in Dell's attempt to go private, while activist investor Carl Icahn has let it be known he wants the company to conduct a leveraged recapitalization.
"Generally speaking, leveraged buyouts are giant case of inside trading by management against their shareholders," said Leon Cooperman, Omega Advisors chairman & CEO, sharing his views on Dell's attempt to go private.
Michael Pachter, Wedbush Securities analyst, has the play on Best Buy after reporting better-than-expected numbers and no buyout offer from founder Richard Shulze.
John Tinker, Maxim Group analyst, discusses the founder's buyout bid for the bookstore, and the outlook on the Nook media business.
CNBC's David Faber breaks down the tech giant's fourth quarter numbers, and reports the latest details on the company's plans to go private.
Mark O'Hare, CEO of Preqin, says leverage is back, as multiples on buyout deals are going up.