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  • Aug 28- Dollar General Corp, the No.1 U.S. deep discount retailer, said it remained committed to acquiring rival Family Dollar Stores Inc and that its offer was both superior and achievable than an offer from Dollar Tree Inc.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO/ PARIS, Aug 27- Brazil's Grupo Oi SA unveiled plans on Wednesday to take over Telecom Italia's local mobile unit, in a move sources said was aimed at breaking up the country's second-biggest wireless carrier and upstaging merger bids by foreign rivals.

  • WILMINGTON, Del., Aug 27- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc and activist investor William Ackman got their request for an expedited trial on Wednesday over the timing of a special meeting of Allergan Inc shareholders, a key to their $49 billion hostile takeover fight.

  • *China developers seeking new capital sources as liquidity tightens. HONG KONG, Aug 27- Global private equity firm Carlyle Group is in talks with China Vanke Co Ltd to acquire some of Vanke's commercial properties through assets or shares acquisition, the biggest Chinese property developer said on Thursday.

  • Chiquita asks shareholders to vote on merger Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 8:56 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Chiquita outlined additional cost savings from its proposed merger with the Irish fruit company Fyffes as it asks shareholders to approve the deal, two weeks after it rejected a takeover bid out of Brazil.

  • Aug 26- Google Inc said it bought Zync Render, the visual effects cloud-rendering technology company behind "Star Trek Into Darkness". "Together Zync and Cloud Platform will offer studios the rendering performance and capacity they need, while helping them manage costs," Google product manager Belwadi Srikanth wrote in a blog, announcing the deal.

  • Why Amazon snatched up Twitch     Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Discussing how Twitch adds value to Amazon and the video game landscape, with Brad Hunstable, Ustream CEO.

  • Investor Kevin O'Leary of "Shark Tank," shares his thoughts on Amazon's $970 million acquisition of video game streaming company Twitch.

  • Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), discusses if Burger King's acquisition of Canada's Tim Hortons will draw scrutiny from U.S. lawmakers opposed to tax inversion deals.

  • TORONTO, Aug 26- Burger King Worldwide Inc announced plans to buy Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc for C $12.64 billion in a cash-and-stock deal that would create the world's third-largest fast-food restaurant group.

  • Why Cramer buys gaming generation     Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 9:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer discusses Amazon's acquisition of Twitch Interactive for about $970 million in cash. Cramer explains why he likes the deal.

  • Aug 25- Berkshire Hathaway Inc chairman and CEO, Warren Buffett, is helping finance Burger King Worldwide Inc's take over of Canadian chain Tim Hortons Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • Bankers and lawyers providing takeover advice said on Monday that Burger King Worldwide Inc's intention to move its tax domicile overseas through a so-called inversion deal- in this case the purchase of Canada's Tim Hortons- shouldn't be seen as a sign of a lot more deals to come.

  • TORONTO, Aug 25- Shares of Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc and U.S. fast-food company Burger King jumped on Monday after news that they are in merger talks. The companies, which are comparable in size by market value, late on Sunday confirmed they were discussing a takeover of Tim Hortons by Burger King.

  • NEW YORK/ TORONTO, Aug 24- Burger King is in talks to acquire Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc in a deal that would create a fast food powerhouse with a market capitalization of roughly $18 billion.

  • *Deal boosts Roche presence in respiratory medicine. LONDON/ ZURICH, Aug 24- Roche Holding AG has agreed to buy U.S. biotech company InterMune Inc for $8.3 billion in cash, marking the latest multibillion-dollar deal in a consolidating pharmaceutical sector.

  • Roche to buy US biotech firm InterMune for $8.3B Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | 12:49 PM ET

    BERLIN— Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche said Sunday it has reached an $8.3 billion deal to buy InterMune Inc., a California- based developer of treatments for lung diseases. The companies have reached an agreement under which Roche will acquire InterMune in an all-cash transaction, paying $74.00 per InterMune share, Roche said.

  • Roche to buy U.S. biotech firm InterMune for $8.3 bln Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | 12:25 PM ET

    LONDON, Aug 24- Roche Holding AG has agreed to buy U.S. biotech company InterMune Inc for $8.3 billion in cash, marking the latest multibillion-dollar deal in a consolidating pharmaceutical sector, Roche said on Sunday.

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Aug 22- Investors owning 31 percent of Allergan shares have asked the Botox maker to call a special shareholder meeting, activist shareholder William Ackman said on Friday, giving the hedge fund manager a victory in his fight to acquire the Botox maker.

  • LONDON, Aug 22- The London Stock Exchange Group said on Friday it would raise 938 million pounds in its first rights issue to part fund the acquisition of U.S. indexes group Frank Russell.