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  • WASHINGTON, June 17- The U.S. Senate's chief tax law writer on Tuesday vowed to work on overhauling the federal tax code by August 2015, citing a move by Medtronic Inc to shift its tax home base to Ireland as a spur to congressional action.

  • WASHINGTON, June 17- The U.S. Senate's chief tax law writer on Tuesday vowed to work on overhauling the federal tax code by August 2015, citing a move by Medtronic Inc to shift its tax home base to Ireland as a spur to congressional action.

  • *Alstom extends fall after Siemens/ Mitsubishi bid. U.S. medical device maker Medtronic agreed earlier this week to buy Dublin- based Covidiuen. "Shire have been perennial potential bid candidate for years now," said Jeremy Batstone-Carr, a research analyst at Charles Stanley.

  • June 16- Medtronic Inc's $43 billion deal for Dublin- based Covidien Plc should accelerate already intense efforts by medical device rivals to seek merger partners, industry analysts and bankers said on Monday.

  • *Medtronic to buy Covidien for $42.9 bln. *U.S. considering talks with Iran over Iraq. NEW YORK, June 16- U.S. stocks closed slightly higher on Monday, supported by a flurry of merger news, but turmoil in Iraq drove oil prices up and kept trading choppy.

  • *Medtronic to buy Covidien for $42.9 bln. *U.S. considering talks with Iran over Iraq. NEW YORK, June 16- U.S. stocks edged higher on Monday afternoon, reversing a midday dip, supported by a flurry of merger news, but the advance was limited as investors kept a close watch on rising oil prices caused by turmoil in Iraq.

  • Medtronic says still has room for more acquisitions Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 11:53 AM ET

    CHICAGO, June 16- Medtronic Inc on Monday said it will remain in the market for promising new technologies even as it absorbs Dublin- based medical device maker Covidien Plc in a $42.9 billion cash-and-stock deal.

  • *Medtronic to buy Covidien for $42.9 bln. "If the market really didn't back off because of, people are concerned, they will keep watching it and unless it really implodes the market is just going to churn," said Ken Polcari, director of the NYSE floor division at O'Neil Securities in New York.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St advances as M&A offsets Iraq worry Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 10:28 AM ET

    *Medtronic to buy Covidien for $42.9 bln. "If the market really didn't back off because of, people are concerned, they will keep watching it and unless it really implodes the market is just going to churn," said Ken Polcari, director of the NYSE floor division at O'Neil Securities in New York.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St to open lower on Iraq turmoil Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 9:02 AM ET

    *U.S. considering talks with Iran over Iraq. *Medtronic to buy Covidien for $42.9 bln. *Geopolitical tensions in Ukraine also flared as Russian natural gas exporter Gazprom reduced supplies to Ukraine after Kiev failed to meet a deadline to pay off its gas debts in a dispute that could disrupt supplies to the rest of Europe.

  • US STOCKS-Futures drop as Iraq turmoil continues Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 7:40 AM ET

    *U.S. considering talks with Iran over Iraq. *Medtronic to buy Covidien for $42.9 bln. *Geopolitical tensions in Ukraine also flared as Russian natural gas exporter Gazprom reduced supplies to Ukraine on Monday after Kiev failed to meet a deadline to pay off its gas debts in a dispute that could disrupt supplies to the rest of Europe.

  • Medtronic to buy Covidien     Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 4:22 AM ET

    U.S. medical device maker Medtronic is to buy Covidien for $42.9 billion and has announced that it would move its headquarters to Ireland, CNBC's Catherin Boyle reports.

  • Constantin Gurdgiev, professor of finance at Trinity College Dublin, says the European Commission probe into Apple¿s European taxes is only the beginning and discusses the ramifications for the Irish economy.

  • LONDON/ BRUSSELS, June 11- The European Commission raised pressure on Ireland, the Netherlands and Luxembourg over their corporate tax practices, saying it was investigating deals the countries have cut with Apple, Starbucks and Fiat.

  • DUBLIN, June 10- The European Commission will launch a formal investigation on Wednesday into Apple Inc's tax arrangements in Ireland, Irish state broadcaster RTE reported, without naming its source.

  • DUBLIN, June 10- The European Commission will launch a formal investigation on Wednesday into Apple Inc's tax arrangements in Ireland, Irish state broadcaster RTE reported, without naming its source.

  • DUBLIN, June 10- The European Commission will launch a formal investigation on Wednesday into Apple Inc's tax arrangements in Ireland, Irish state broadcaster RTE reported, without naming its source.

  • DUBLIN, June 10- The European Commission will launch a formal investigation on Wednesday into Apple Inc's tax arrangements in Ireland, Irish state broadcaster RTE reported, without naming its source.

  • LONDON, June 10- The sale by billionaire investor Wilbur Ross of his entire shareholding in Bank of Ireland was priced at 0.265 euros a share on Tuesday, a source familiar with the transaction said.

  • JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley and Citigroup are underwriting the IPO, the company said in a preliminary prospectus filed with the U. S Securities and Exchange Commission. Avolon is backed by private equity firms Cinven Ltd, CVC Capital Partners Ltd and Oak Hill Capital Partners, as well as Singapore's sovereign wealth fund.