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  • March 21- Media General Inc said it would buy LIN Media LLC for $1.6 billion to create a broadcaster reaching nearly a quarter of U.S. households with a television. Media General Chairman Stewart Bryan said the deal would create the second-largest pure-play U.S.

  • March 21- Shares of TPG Specialty Lending Inc, the business development company of private-equity firm TPG Capital, rose about 3 percent in their debut, valuing the company at about $852 million. TSL's shares opened at $16.05 and touched a high of $16.45 Friday on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • March 21- Endocyte Inc said its experimental drug improved survival rates in lung cancer patients without the disease worsening, when used in combination with an approved treatment.

  • March 21- Canadian private equity investment firm Onex Corp said it would sell The Warranty Group, a provider of extended warranty contracts, to an affiliate of TPG Capital Management LP for an enterprise value of about $1.5 billion.

  • AK Steel forecasts first-quarter loss as costs go up Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 8:51 AM ET

    March 21- U.S. steelmaker AK Steel Holding Corp forecast a loss in the first quarter, blaming higher costs related to the cold weather and blast furnace outages. The company forecast a loss of 44 cents to 49 cents per share for the first quarter. Analysts on average were expecting a profit of 5 cents, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

  • *Raises about $900 mln from sale of 9 pct stake in Axis Bank. MUMBAI/ NEW DELHI, March 21- The Indian government on Friday raised as much as $1.4 billion through share sales, in a push to shore up state finances before it heads into a tough parliamentary election next month.

  • Hemophilia B, a rare inherited disorder in which the ability of a person's blood to clot is impaired, affects some 4,000 people in the United States and roughly 25,000 worldwide. It is expected to be approved in the United States later this year.

  • Onex to sell The Warranty Group to TPG Capital Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 8:20 AM ET

    March 21- Canadian private equity investment firm Onex Corp said it would sell The Warranty Group, a provider of extended warranty contracts, to an affiliate of TPG Capital Management LP for an enterprise value of about $1.5 billion. Onex bought The Warranty Group from insurance broker Aon in 2006 for $710 million.

  • March 21- Biogen Idec Inc said on Friday it had won Canadian approval for its long-lasting hemophilia B drug Alprolix. Hemophilia B, a rare inherited disorder in which the ability of a person's blood to clot is impaired, affects some 4,000 people in the United States and roughly 25,000 worldwide. It is expected to be approved in the United States later this year.

  • March 21- Media General Inc said it would buy Lin Media LLC for $1.6 billion to create what it described as the largest and most diversified TV broadcaster in the United States. Lin shareholders will get $27.82 per share in stock and cash. The offer represents a 29.5 percent premium to Lin's closing price on Thursday.

  • Emerging markets becoming 'nuanced': Pro     Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 3:40 AM ET

    Rahul Chadha, CIO of Mirae Asset Global Investments, says emerging markets cannot be lumped together and are behaving in a "heterogeneous" way.

  • *But wariness lingers in China- Russia ties. The underlying message from the head of Russia's biggest oil company, Rosneft, was clear: If Europe and the United States isolate Russia, Moscow will look East for new business, energy deals, military contracts and political alliances.

  • UPDATE 2-Symantec fires CEO Bennett Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 6:38 PM ET

    *Bennett second CEO to be fired by Symantec in less than two years. March 20- Antivirus and security software provider Symantec Corp fired Chief Executive Steve Bennett on Thursday, the second time it has sacked its top executive in less than two years, as the company struggles to revive growth amid eroding PC sales.

  • March 20- Private equity firm Golden Gate Capital disclosed a 9.5 percent stake in women's apparel retailer Ann Inc and said it believed the company's stock was significantly undervalued.

  • UPDATE 1-Symantec fires CEO Bennett Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 5:09 PM ET

    March 20- Antivirus and security software provider Symantec Corp fired Chief Executive Steve Bennett on Thursday, the second time it has sacked its top executive in less than two years, as the company struggles to revive growth amid eroding PC sales. Symantec said it appointed board member Michael Brown as interim president and CEO.

  • Symantec fires CEO, reaffirms fourth-quarter outlook Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 4:21 PM ET

    March 20- Antivirus and security software provider Symantec Corp said it fired Chief Executive Steve Bennett, effective immediately, and appointed board member Michael Brown as interim president and CEO. The company said the decision to let go of Bennett was "the result of an ongoing deliberative process and not precipitated by any event or impropriety."

  • March 20- Online home-rental marketplace Airbnb Inc is in advanced talks with private equity firms including TPG Capital Management LP to raise funds that would value the company at about $10 billion, a person briefed on the matter said Thursday.

  • MUMBAI, March 20- Toyota Motor Corp's Indian unit has decided to end a lock out at its two local vehicle plants, five days after declaring a suspension of production due to a pay dispute with workers.

  • March 20- Online home-rental marketplace Airbnb Inc is in advanced talks with private equity firms including TPG Capital Management LP to raise funds that would value the company at about $10 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

  • *Blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 seen adding 7.3 pct by end-2014. *Germany's DAX seen trailing, Italy's FTSE MIB surging. Germany's DAX will underperform, however, hurt in part by its strong exposure to troubled emerging markets, which have seen big swings in the value of their currencies.