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  • UBM says in talks to buy US trade show rival Advanstar Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 2:47 AM ET

    Sept 18- UBM Plc, a British communications and events company, confirmed that it was in talks to acquire Advanstar, a privately held U.S. trade show organiser. Reuters reported on Tuesday that UBM was in advanced talks to acquire Advanstar for around $900 million.

  • Family Dollar opposes Dollar General overture Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 8:49 AM ET

    MATTHEWS, N.C.— Family Dollar has told shareholders to reject an unsolicited, $9.1 billion takeover bid from its rival, Dollar General. Family Dollar is currently trying to arrange a sale to another bargain chain, Dollar Tree Inc..

  • Auxilium Pharma board adopts anti-takeover plan Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    The board of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc. has adopted a "poison pill" shareholder rights plan to ward off a hostile takeover after Endo International PLC announced an unsolicited offer worth about $1.41 billion for its fellow drugmaker.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 17- Houston- based logistic firm Buckeye Partners has spent more than $3.5 billion buying assets since 2010, transforming itself from a quiet regional pipeline utility into an emerging energy powerhouse.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 17- Russia's oil-to-telecom conglomerate Sistema said on Wednesday that the acquisition of oil assets in the Republic of Bashkortostan was legal and transparent after its chairman was placed under house arrest in connection to the deal. "Sistema's management believes that the acquisition of BashTEK group was legal and transparent.

  • Tycoon buys 30 Rolls-Royces for Macau hotel Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 12:54 AM ET

    HONG KONG— A Hong Kong tycoon has placed the biggest ever order for Rolls-Royce cars, agreeing to buy 30 Phantoms to chauffeur guests at a luxury resort he's building in the global gambling capital of Macau. Hung and Rolls-Royce executives signed the deal Tuesday at the company's Goodwood factory in England.

  • Sept 16- Specialty healthcare company Endo International Plc offered to buy Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc for about $2.2 billion in cash and stock to expand its men's healthcare products business.

  • Endo offers to buy Auxilium Pharma for about $2.2 bln Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 5:01 PM ET

    Sept 16- Endo International Plc offered to acquire Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc for about $2.2 billion in cash and stock. The offer of $28.10 per share represents a premium of 30.6 percent to Auxilium's Tuesday closing price of $21.52 on the Nasdaq. Endo said it intends to fund the transaction through cash on hand and debt financing.

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 16- U.S. buyout firm Blackstone is acquiring two office towers in Frankfurt, Germany, for a combined 350 million euros to bolster its real estate business, sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

  • Mall mashup: Washington Prime to buy Glimcher Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 10:12 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Washington Prime Group Inc., which spun off from mall operator Simon Property Group earlier this year, said Tuesday that it is buying rival Glimcher Realty Trust. Washington Prime that it will pay $14.20 in cash and stock for each share of Glimcher, a 34 percent premium from its closing price of $10.59 Monday.

  • Oligarch buys Russia's most popular social media Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 8:12 AM ET

    London- listed Mail.Ru Group said in a statement Tuesday that it now owns the whole of VKontakte following its purchase of a 48 percent stake from investment fund United Capital Partners. Mail.Ru first invested in VKontakte in 2007 and since then has spent over $2.1 billion accumulating stock.

  • *Takeover of SABMiller seen costing nearly $122 bln. LONDON/ BRUSSELS, Sept 15- SABMiller's rejected bid for smaller brewer Heineken has revived talk about deals that could reshape the global beer industry in coming months. "We believe SABMiller could now be considered to be' in play' and view AB InBev as a potential acquirer," said Numis analyst Wyn Ellis.

  • Apple's new record & Minecraft maker exits     Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 2:43 PM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton discusses Apple's ridiculous iPhone 6 pre-order numbers, and the founder of Minecraft is leaving after selling the company to Microsoft.

  • STOCKHOLM, Sept 15- Microsoft Corp said on Monday it has agreed to acquire Stockholm- based games developer Mojang and the company's wildly popular Minecraft video game franchise for $2.5 billion.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9 a.m. EDT Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 8:56 AM ET

    Report finds slowdown in state tax revenue as more income flows to top 1 percent Gilead Sciences to license cheaper generic version of Sovaldi for use in developing countries Hong Kong reconsiders market rules after losing huge Alibaba IPO to New York Ahead of Fed meeting and Scottish referendum, soft Chinese economic data weigh on markets Air France pilots launch weeklong strike as airline economizes to compete with low-cost rivals RadioShack CFO John Feray resigns after less than a year on the job; Etlin named interim CFO US industrial production expected to show modest gain in August OECD think tank cuts economic growth forecast for eurozone, says more stimulus needed Samsung accuses senior executives from rival LG of vandalizing its washing machines Heineken says it has rejected a takeover bid by rival brewer SABMiller

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:49 a.m. EDT Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 8:49 AM ET

    Report finds slowdown in state tax revenue as more income flows to top 1 percent Gilead Sciences to license cheaper generic version of Sovaldi for use in developing countries Hong Kong reconsiders market rules after losing huge Alibaba IPO to New York Ahead of Fed meeting and Scottish referendum, soft Chinese economic data weigh on markets Air France pilots launch weeklong strike as airline economizes to compete with low-cost rivals RadioShack CFO John Feray resigns after less than a year on the job; Etlin named interim CFO OECD think tank cuts economic growth forecast for eurozone, says more stimulus needed Samsung accuses senior executives from rival LG of vandalizing its washing machines Heineken says it has rejected a takeover bid by rival brewer SABMiller US safety agency investigating Ford Fiesta subcompacts; door latches may not catch properly

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:46 a.m. EDT Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    Report finds slowdown in state tax revenue as more income flows to top 1 percent Gilead Sciences to license cheaper generic version of Sovaldi for use in developing countries Hong Kong reconsiders market rules after losing huge Alibaba IPO to New York Ahead of Fed meeting and Scottish referendum, soft Chinese economic data weigh on markets RadioShack CFO John Feray resigns after less than a year on the job; Etlin named interim CFO OECD think tank cuts economic growth forecast for eurozone, says more stimulus needed Samsung accuses senior executives from rival LG of vandalizing its washing machines Heineken says it has rejected a takeover bid by rival brewer SABMiller US safety agency investigating Ford Fiesta subcompacts; door latches may not catch properly Danaher buying Swiss dental implant company Nobel Biocare for about $2.2 billion

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:32 a.m. EDT Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 8:32 AM ET

    Report finds slowdown in state tax revenue as more income flows to top 1 percent Gilead Sciences to license cheaper generic version of Sovaldi for use in developing countries Hong Kong reconsiders market rules after losing huge Alibaba IPO to New York Ahead of Fed meeting and Scottish referendum, soft Chinese economic data weigh on markets RadioShack CFO John Feray resigns after less than a year on the job; Etlin named interim CFO OECD think tank cuts economic growth forecast for eurozone, says more stimulus needed Samsung accuses senior executives from rival LG of vandalizing its washing machines Heineken says it has rejected a takeover bid by rival brewer SABMiller Danaher buying Swiss dental implant company Nobel Biocare for about $2.2 billion US industrial production expected to show modest gain in August

  • *SABMiller gains on report InBev seeking funding for takeover. A recovery in mergers and acquisitions has helped drive stock markets to multi-year highs, and sentiment was helped by a report that the world's No. 1 brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, was working on a bid for rival SABMiller.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:17 a.m. EDT Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 8:17 AM ET

    Report finds slowdown in state tax revenue as more income flows to top 1 percent Gilead Sciences to license cheaper generic version of Sovaldi for use in developing countries Hong Kong reconsiders market rules after losing huge Alibaba IPO to New York Global stock markets down after Chinese industrial figures disappoint RadioShack CFO John Feray resigns after less than a year on the job; Etlin named interim CFO OECD think tank cuts economic growth forecast for eurozone, says more stimulus needed Samsung accuses senior executives from rival LG of vandalizing its washing machines Heineken says it has rejected a takeover bid by rival brewer SABMiller Danaher buying Swiss dental implant company Nobel Biocare for about $2.2 billion US industrial production expected to show modest gain in August