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  • Dollar Tree news surprising: Pro     Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 10:09 AM ET

    Charles Grom, Sterne Agee Managing Director, weighs in on Dollar Tree's acquisition of Family Dollar and where Dollar General now stands. Grom says he does not foresee Dollar General coming in with a higher bid.

  • EU antitrust body clears Apple's $3bn Beats deal Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:42 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— The European Union's antitrust authority has cleared Apple's $3 billion deal to buy Beats Electronics, which makes headphones and offers music streaming services. The takeover of Beats Electronics and Beats Music announced in May for $2.6 billion in cash and $400 million in stock is the most expensive acquisition in Apple's 38- year history.

  • Fox open to giving Time Warner board seats: Report Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 11:34 AM ET

    Board representation could appear in a revised proposal, according to a report from Bloomberg.

  • WASHINGTON, July 26- Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox is open to giving Time Warner Inc shareholders seats on the new company's board if its takeover bid succeeds, Bloomberg reported on Saturday, citing people familiar with the situation.

  • How private equity firms dodge broker-dealer regs Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    As regulatory regimes go, oversight of broker-dealers is much stricter than it is for investment advisers.

  • *Warns risks of China partner, future of all-inclusive model. PARIS, July 25- Club Mediterranee's board of directors on Friday advised that a 790 million euro takeover offer for the holiday group from Italian financier and top shareholder Andrea Bonomi was in shareholders' interest.

  • NEWYORK/ LONDON, July 25- Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc said on Friday it would only consider deals that are "disciplined" and increase shareholder value, a move analysts said signalled the media company does not want to overpay for takeover target Time Warner.

  • BRUSSELS, July 24- U.S. cable group Liberty Global has offered to sell its pay TV channel Film1 in an attempt to win EU antitrust approval for its proposed acquisition of Dutch rival Ziggo, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

  • July 24- Breitburn Energy Partners LP offered to buy QR Energy LP for $1.46 billion to become one of the largest U.S. oil producers structured as a master limited partnership. QR Energy until holders will get 0.9856 of one Breitburn unit for each QR Energy unit they hold.

  • July 24- Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc. *Agreed with Ben Venue Laboratories, Inc., part of Boehringer Ingelheim Group of companies, to acquire their generic injectables manufacturing site in Bedford, Ohio. *No incremental consideration is payable in relation to Hikma acquiring Ben Venue manufacturing site.

  • *No significant likelihood of another bank deal- CEO John Thain. July 22- U.S. small-business lender CIT Group Inc said it would buy California bank OneWest Bank NA for $3.4 billion in cash and stock, a deal that will give CIT a more reliable source of funding.

  • Irwin Simon, Hain Celestial CEO, discuss the company's acquisition of the remaining interest in Hain Pure Protein.

  • July 22- U.S. small-business lender CIT Group Inc said it would buy regional lender OneWest Bank NA for $3.4 billion in cash and stock, its second deal in two months to boost its middle-market lending operations.

  • July 21- Time Warner Inc's board moved to prevent its shareholders from calling special meetings, effectively throwing up a hurdle to any quick move to approve a potential takeover by Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox.

  • July 21- Time Warner Inc's board moved to prevent its shareholders from calling special meetings, effectively throwing up a hurdle to any quick move to approve a potential takeover by Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox.

  • Ackman says Valeant-Allergan deal looks closer-CNBC Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 1:11 PM ET

    July 21- Investor William Ackman, who owns nearly 10 percent of Botox maker Allergan Inc, said on Monday that the likelihood of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc succeeding in its hostile takeover for Allergan increased on Monday.

  • Newell Rubbermaid to buy water bottle maker Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    ATLANTA— Newell Rubbermaid said Monday that it plans to buy a maker of reusable water bottles and travel mugs for about $308 million as it seeks to expand into different product categories. Newell Rubbermaid said the acquisition, which is expected to close by the third quarter, will add $125 million of revenue to its business this year.

  • Fox not giving up on Time Warner deal Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 10:52 AM ET

    Sources says Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox may sell off some of its European assets to bolster its Time Warner offer, according to Bloomberg.

  • Diamondback to buy oil and gas assets for $538M Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 9:48 AM ET

    MIDLAND, Texas— Diamondback Energy will spend about $538 million to acquire drilling interests in Texas' Midland Basin. That money will go toward an earlier asset acquisition in West Texas. Shares of Diamondback Energy Inc. slipped 23 cents to $86.43 in morning trading Monday.

  • Ahead of the Bell: Reynolds American shares slide Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 8:22 AM ET

    Shares of Reynolds American stumbled in premarket trading Monday in the first trading since a Florida jury awarded $23.6 billion in punitive damages against its R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.. Even so, the analyst said the award may stir concern about its near-term impact on a $25 billion acquisition Reynolds American Inc. announced last week.