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  • Al Jazeera rejects allegations over Current TV deal Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 6:04 PM ET
    Former Vice President Al Gore addresses Climate Reality Leadership trainees, March 13, 2014, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Al Jazeera on Tuesday rejected allegations from Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, saying they were false and potentially misleading.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 19- Bumble Bee Foods has received takeover overtures from canned tuna giant Thai Union Frozen Products PCL and U.S. packaged foods company Post Holdings Inc in recent months, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Aug 19- Botox maker Allergan Inc has approached Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd and at least one other company about a potential takeover in a bid to avert the $53 billion hostile takeover from Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc, the Wall Street Journal said. Allergan and Salix declined to comment on the matter.

  • Icahn has pushed Family Dollar to sell itself to Dollar General and has been openly critical of Family Dollar Chief Executive Howard Levine, who would have retained his position after an acquisition by Dollar Tree.

  • Aug 19- Citigroup Inc is considering the sale of its retail-banking business in Japan, the Wall Street Journal said on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. Citigroup is considering a possible auction for the sale, the Journal reported.

  • Aug 19- Medtronic Inc reported the strongest quarterly U.S. sales growth for its medical devices in five years and said it was committed to completing the acquisition of Irish-domiciled Covidien Plc by the end of the year or early 2015.. Minneapolis- based Medtronic also confirmed its full-year profit and revenue outlook on Tuesday.

  • Aug 18- Ingersoll-Rand Plc, a maker of heating and air conditioning systems, said it would buy Cameron International Corp's centrifugal compression unit for $850 million. Ingersoll-Rand said it planned to fund the acquisition through a combination of cash on hand and debt.

  • Allergan names Hindman chief financial officer Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 1:12 PM ET

    IRVINE, Calif.— Botox maker Allergan, which is fighting a hostile takeover bid from Valeant Pharmaceuticals, has named longtime executive Jim Hindman its new chief financial officer. Allergan Chairman and CEO David E.I. Pyott said in a statement from the company that Edwards told him back in February that he was thinking about stepping down later in the year.

  • Aug 18- Ingersoll-Rand Plc, a maker of heating and air conditioning systems, said it would buy Cameron International Corp's centrifugal compression unit for $850 million. Ingersoll-Rand said it planned to fund the acquisition through a combination of cash on hand and debt.

  • Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 6:22 AM ET

    Dollar General, the nation's largest dollar-store chain, started a bidding war on Monday when it offered approximately $8.95 billion for rival Family Dollar. It was an attempt to trump Dollar Tree, which agreed to acquire Family Dollar for $8.5 billion made last month.

  • Aug 15- International Business Machines Corp said on Friday that U.S. regulators had approved the $2.3 billion sale of its low-end server business to Lenovo Group Ltd, as the company continues its shift to more profitable software and services like cloud computing and data analytics.

  • Aug 15- International Business Machine Corp said on Friday that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has approved the sale of its low-end server business to Lenovo Group Ltd. In January, China's Lenovo Group has agreed to buy IBM's X86-based server business for $2.3 billion in what would be China's biggest technology deal.

  • Have a Coke & some Kraft?     Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 3:10 PM ET

    Discussing the deal with Monster Beverage and who Coke should be looking to acquire, with Robert Luna, SureVest Wealth Management, and William Chappell, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.

  • Monster jolt Coke needs?     Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    Jeff Cioletti, Beverage World, discusses Coca-Cola's stake in Monster Beverage. Cioletti explains why it makes sense for Coke to get involved with Monster.

  • Coke & Monster melodrama     Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

    The "Squawk on the Street" crew discusses Coca-Cola's 16.7 percent stake in Monster Beverage for about $2.2 billion in cash. Under the agreement Coke will have two directors on Monster's board.

  • BOSTON, Aug 14- Billionaire investor William Ackman, who often says he is flattered when others follow him into a stock he likes, was joined by several prominent hedge funds that made new bets on takeover target Allergan Inc during the second quarter.

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 14- Brazilian juice maker Cutrale and the Safra Group, a banking and real estate conglomerate, said late on Thursday they were "extremely disappointed" that the board of Chiquita Brands International Inc rejected their takeover offer, adding that they are "considering all alternatives."

  • Samsung buys home-automation startup SmartThings Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 7:52 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 14- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will buy SmartThings, a startup backed by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin that helps connect household devices, one of its largest U.S.-startup acquisitions to date.

  • Coca-Cola takes stake in Monster Beverage Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 5:15 PM ET

    ATLANTA— Coca-Cola Co. will acquire a 16.7 percent stake in Monster Beverage Corp. for $2.15 billion as part of an effort to boost growth. Coca-Cola will also place two directors on the Corona, California- based energy drink company's board.

  • Aug 14- U.S. securities regulators are looking at the hostile takeover bid made by billionaire investor William Ackman and Valeant Pharmaceuticals for Botox maker Allergan Inc, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday.