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  • Value of worldwide M&A hits $2 trillion this year Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 7:15 AM ET

    Worldwide merger and acquisition activity has reached $2 trillion so far this year, up 75 percent from last year, according to Thomson Reuters data.

  • Shire, AbbVie unveil $54B merger Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 5:06 AM ET

    U.S. drugmaker announces plans to take over Dublin-based Shire in a deal that will help AbbVie lower its tax rate by buying a foreign rival.

  • Shire, Abbvie to announce merger shortly?     Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    Surani Fernando, assistant editor at Biopharm Insight, says the market sees the latest Abbvie's takeover bid for Shire as fair and that the announcement of a merger should soon be made.

  • Trade show organizer Advanstar explores sale Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 6:50 PM ET

    The company is best known for putting on twice a year in Las Vegas the Magic fashion trade show, the largest U.S. fashion convention.

  • Fast Money Final Trade: GOOGL, MSFT & more     Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 5:59 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders share their final trades of the day.

  • Morgan CFO: Rosneft deal unmoved by US sanctions Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 5:09 PM ET

    Morgan Stanley CFO does not believe new sanctions on Rosneft will affect a pending deal between the two companies.

  • Sir Martin Sorrell likes rejected TW-Fox merger Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 12:12 PM ET

    Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, says a Time Warner-Fox merger would be "really interesting" for advertisers due to easy access and distribution.

  • Is Liberty Global looking to acquire ITV?     Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Ian Whittaker, media analyst at Liberum Capital, comments on Liberty Global's 6.4 percent stake in ITV and on consolidation in the media sector.

  • No one cares about Murdoch deal: Blodget     Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    Henry Blodget, Business Insider CEO & editor-in-chief, and the "Squawk Alley" crew, discuss the potential deal between 21st Century Fox and Time Warner. Blodget says Wall Street's attention has shifted from media to tech.

  • Valeant, Allergan battle rages on     Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 9:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer and David Faber discuss the role of investor activism and the ongoing negotiations between Allergan and Valeant Pharmaceuticals.

  • James Stewart, New York Times columnist, shares his thoughts on whether Rupert Murdoch's conservative reputation played a role in 21st Century Fox's failure to buy Time Warner.

  • Rupert Murdoch attends the Time 100 Gala at Lincoln Center in New York.

    James Stewart, New York Times columnist, and Michael Wolf, Activate co-founder, discuss Time Warner's rebuff of Rupert Murdoch's $80 billion bid. It's clear there are a lot of synergies between these two companies, says Wolf. But Stewart points out the deal faces tough regulatory issues.

  • How Rupert Murdoch could rule US media Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 6:42 AM ET
    Rupert Murdoch arrives at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, March 2, 2014, in West Hollywood, Calif.

    Rupert Murdoch’s audacious offer for Time Warner that if it succeeds would cement his status as the most powerful U.S. media magnate.

  • Media enters age of consolidation     Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 6:25 AM ET

    Andre Barlow, former DOJ trial attorney, and Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter, share insight on emerging antitrust issues as consolidation efforts seep through the media sector.

  • GE in talks to sell appliances biz—again: Report Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 6:16 AM ET
    The General Electric logo is seen on a microwave oven sale at a Lowe's store in Torrance, Calif.

    General Electric is in talks to sell its century-old household appliances business for as much as $2.5 billion, Bloomberg reported.

  • 'What Rupert wants, Rupert gets...'     Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 5:30 AM ET

    Alex De Groote, media analyst at Peel Hunt, expects 21st Century Fox to present another offer for Time Warner in the coming days, and discusses how to invest in the media sector.

  • Why Rupert Murdoch won't give up on TWC     Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:32 PM ET

    Jason Moser, Senior Analyst at Motley Fool, names the "two big prizes" that 21st Century Fox sees in Time Warner and says markets can expect a higher bid soon.

  • A higher bid is needed for Time Warner: Pro     Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:13 PM ET

    21st Century Fox should raise the value of its bid above $80 billion, says David Riedel, President & Founder at Riedel Research Group.

  • Peltz and Moelis' take on Time Warner, FOX     Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 4:09 PM ET

    Nelson Peltz, Trian Fund Management CEO, and Ken Moelis, Moelis & Company CEO, discuss current M&A activity.

  • Bob Wright: FOX hoping to create Disney     Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 3:20 PM ET

    Bob Wright, former NBC chairman and co-founder of Autism Speaks, discusses what 21st Century Fox is hoping to create and the role of debt in a potential deal with Time Warner. Wright says the deal is only possible because of the extraordinary cheap cost of money.

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