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  • Oct 1- Communications and events company UBM Plc said it would acquire Advanstar Communications, a privately-held trade show organizer, for $972 million in cash to increase its focus on the events business in North America. Shares in the FTSE -250 company fell more than 3 percent on Wednesday to their lowest in more than two years.

  • Oct 1- Communications and events company UBM Plc said it would acquire Advanstar Communications, a privately-held trade show organiser, for $972 million in cash to increase its focus on the events business in North America. The company also announced a rights issue of 563 million pounds to help fund the deal.

  • Vivint Solar prices IPO Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 8:24 PM ET

    Sept 30- Residential solar panel installer Vivint Solar Inc priced its initial public offering at $16 per share, valuing the Blackstone Group LP- backed company at $1.68 billion.

  • UPDATE 1-Retrophin fires founder and CEO Shkreli Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 6:44 PM ET

    Sept 30- Retrophin Inc said it fired founder and Chief Executive Martin Shkreli effective immediately, the second top level change at the drugmaker this month. Retrophin said it had appointed Chief Operating Officer Stephen Aselage as interim CEO. Aselage was the chief business officer at BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc before joining Retrophin in 2012..

  • Sept 30- U.S. theater chain Regal Entertainment Group said it would not show the sequel to "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" in any of its IMAX theaters, objecting to a move by IMAX and Netflix to side step a normal theater release.

  • FACTBOX-Biggest global spinoffs since 2008 Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 3:39 PM ET

    Sept 30- Ebay Inc said it plans to spin off PayPal, its lucrative payments business, as a publicly traded company in the second half of 2015. Paypal contributes a little over 40 percent to eBay's revenue and is growing at a faster pace, compared with the company's marketplaces and enterprise businesses.

  • Sept 30- EBay Inc agreed on Tuesday to spin off its payments unit, PayPal, in the second half of 2015, after rebuffing activist investor Carl Icahn's proposal in January. Following are comments by eBay Chief Executive John Donahoe on PayPal spinoff since then:.

  • Sept 30- Johnson& Johnson agreed to pay $1.75 billion in cash to buy privately held Alios BioPharma Inc, which is developing a drug for a common respiratory viral infection in children for which there is no approved treatment.

  • Sept 30- An affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management has topped Florida real estate developer Glenn Straub's $90 million bid for the bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources.

  • Brookfield bids for Atlantic City's Revel Casino - WSJ Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 1:24 PM ET

    Sept 30- An affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management has topped Florida real estate developer Glenn Straub's $90 million bid for the bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources.

  • Sept 30- U.S. drugstore chain Walgreen Co said lower insurer payments for prescriptions amid increased competition, and a rise in generic drug prices would continue to hurt margins in the current quarter, pressing its shares. Pharmacy chains such as Walgreen are contracted with health insurers and others that operate Medicare Part D drug plans.

  • Sept 30- Johnson& Johnson said it would buy privately held drug developer Alios BioPharma Inc for $1.75 billion in cash, to access a portfolio of drugs targeting viral infections. Johnson& Johnson said the deal includes Alios's experimental drug for infants with respiratory syncytial virus.

  • Sept 30- U.S. drugstore chain operator Walgreen Co reported its biggest jump in quarterly sales in three years, helped by higher prescription sales, sending its shares up more than 3 percent in premarket trading. Walgreen ended the year with a record 856 million filled prescriptions.

  • Sept 30- U.S. drugstore chain operator Walgreen Co reported a 6.2 percent rise in quarterly sales, helped by higher prescription sales, sending its shares up more than 3 percent in premarket trading.

  • UPDATE 1-EBay to spin off PayPal in 2015 Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 7:36 AM ET

    Sept 30- EBay Inc said it would spin off PayPal, its fast-growing payments business, into a publicly traded company in the second half of 2015, marking an about-face for the company. EBay Chief Executive John Donahoe had resisted demands by activist investor Carl Icahn to hive off the service, saying PayPal was integral to eBay's business- and vice versa.

  • Sept 30- Rupert Murdoch's News Corp said it would buy Move Inc, the owner of property websites such as realtor.com, for about $950 million to expand its digital marketing business. Australian real estate website REA Group Ltd, which is 61.6 percent owned by News Corp, will take a 20 percent stake in Move for about $200 million, News Corp said.

  • EBay to spinoff PayPal in 2015 Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 7:10 AM ET

    "A thorough strategic review with our board shows that keeping eBay and PayPal together beyond 2015 clearly becomes less advantageous to each business strategically and competitively," eBay Chief Executive John Donahoe said in a statement.

  • UPDATE 1-PennTex Midstream Partners LP files for IPO Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 6:59 AM ET

    Sept 30- PennTex Midstream Partners LP, a master limited partnership formed by PennTex Midstream Partners LLC, filed with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering of common units.

  • Sept 30- News Corp, publisher of the Wall Street Journal, said it would buy real estate website operator Move Inc for for about $950 million. News Corp said it would pay $21 per share, representing a premium of 37 percent over Move's closing price on Monday.

  • PennTex Midstream Partners files for IPO Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 6:20 AM ET

    Sept 30- Energy logistics company PennTex Midstream Partners LP filed with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering of common units. Citigroup, Barclays, RBC Capital Markets and Tudor Pickering Holt& Co are the lead underwriters for the IPO, the company said in a prospectus filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday.