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  • BB&T CEO: New world of banking   Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 6:44 AM ET
    BB&T CEO: New world of banking

    Kelly King, BB&T chairman & CEO, discusses the banking giant's plans for expansion, and the overall health of lending and small business.

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, June 1- Global Grain Group, which is taking control of grain handler CWB, has agreed to acquire a long-term lease at Port Metro Vancouver, paving the way for the first new grain terminal in nearly 50 years at Canada's busiest port, according to a source familiar with the matter. The high-efficiency grain terminal would cost roughly C $500 million...

  • NEW YORK, June 1- The U.S. dollar gained on Monday after a round of economic data kept expectations alive for an interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve this year, while the euro fell on worry about Greece's financial crisis and soft euro zone data. U.S. stocks closed modestly higher in a choppy session as a deal by Intel Corp to acquire Altera for $16.7 billion...

  • Brent crude was off 69 cents at $64.87 a barrel, and U.S. crude slipped 36 cents to $59.94 a barrel. U.S. stocks were higher in a choppy session as a deal by Intel Corp to acquire Altera for $16.7 billion helped lift the technology sector as investors parsed U.S. economic reports. "We just got a couple of head fakes where people are trying to second-guess every piece of...

  • Gannett buys El Paso Times, 6 New Mexico papers Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 12:58 PM ET

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— Gannett Co., Inc. has purchased 11 media organizations from Digital First Media 11, including the remaining majority interest in the Texas-New Mexico Newspapers Partnership, Gannett announced Monday. "We are very pleased to welcome these well-respected media organizations to U.S. Community Publishing as we further our efforts to expand...

  • LONDON, June 1- Indonesia- focused coal miner Asia Resource Minerals, at the centre of a battle for control between co-founder Nathaniel Rothschild and Asia Coal Energy Ventures, said on Monday that a takeover by ACE was the best option to secure its future. Asia Resource Minerals, previously known as Bumi, has been hit by boardroom disputes and tumbling coal...

  • SSM Health announced plans Monday to acquire Saint Louis University Hospital as part of a three-way agreement. Saint Louis University is buying the hospital from Dallas- based Tenet Healthcare Corp., then giving it to SSM in exchange for minority financial and governance interest in SSM Health St. "Ultimately, this integrated partnership will provide the...

  • June 1- Propane retailer Ferrellgas Partners LP said it would buy midstream services provider Bridger Logistics LLC for about $837.5 million to expand its midstream services business. Ferrellgas will pay $562.5 million in cash and issue 11.2 million of its units for Bridger, the company said on Monday. Ferrellgas set up its midstream business in May last year...

  • June 1- Intel Corp agreed to buy Altera Corp for $16.7 billion as the world's biggest chipmaker seeks to make up for slowing demand from the PC industry by expanding its line-up of higher-margin chips used in data centers. By combining with Altera, Intel will be able to bundle its processing chips with the smaller company's programmable chips, which are used,...

  • NEW YORK— Intel is buying chip designer Altera for about $16.7 billion in cash to expand its reach into new chip markets that are powering the wireless revolution, smarter cars and more. While Intel already works with Altera on the manufacturing of certain kinds of high-end chips, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said that owning the company will allow Intel to fully...

  • Intel to buy Altera for $16.7 billion Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 8:34 AM ET

    June 1- Intel Corp agreed to buy Altera Corp for $16.7 billion as the world's biggest chipmaker seeks to make up for slowing demand from the PC industry by expanding its line-up of higher-margin chips used in data centers. Intel said it would offer $54 per share in cash, a 10.5 percent premium to Altera's closing price on Friday. Altera, based in San Jose, California,...

  • *Humana hits record on takeover interest. *Altera rises on report of Intel interest. May 29- U.S. stocks closed lower on Friday as data showed the economy contracted in the first quarter but indexes still posted gains for the month.

  • May 29- Discount retailer Dollar Tree Inc agreed to sell 330 Family Dollar Stores Inc stores to private equity firm Sycamore Partners to get antitrust approval for its $8.5 billion takeover of Family Dollar. Dollar Tree said the stores represent about $45.5 million of operating income for Family Dollar, adding that Sycamore intends to operate the stores...

  • May 29- Humana Inc is considering selling itself after receiving multiple expressions of takeover interest, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday, highlighting the potential for further consolidation in the U.S. health insurance industry. Humana is working with investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc on the potential sale, the person said, asking...

  • *Broadcom, Avago shares slip after big rise on Wednesday. May 28- Avago Technologies Ltd agreed on Thursday to buy Broadcom Corp for $37 billion in the largest merger of chipmakers ever, turning a lesser known company run by a ferocious dealmaker into one of the biggest industry players. Avago, which serves the wireless and industrial markets, is offering Broadcom...

  • May 29- Intel Corp has resumed negotiations to buy smaller chip maker Altera Corp and is close to a $16 billion acquisition agreement, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. Intel and Altera did not respond to requests for comment. In April, Altera rejected an unsolicited $54 per share offer from Intel following months of negotiations, sources told...

  • Telecity, which runs computer centers that process traffic on the Internet, said in a statement its board had recommended Equinix's offer, and as such was terminating an all-stock deal to buy Netherlands- based Interxion Holding NV for $2.2 billion. Equinix Chief Executive Steve Smith said he had looked closely at Interxion and Telecity as targets but...

  • May 29- Intel Corp has resumed negotiations to buy smaller chip maker Altera Corp and is close to a $15 billion acquisition agreement, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday. Intel and Altera did not respond to requests for comment. In April, Altera rejected an unsolicited $54 per share offer from Intel following months of negotiations, sources told...

  • Data center Equinix will bulk up its presence in Europe through the acquisition of British counterpart TelecityGroup in a cash-and-stock deal valued at around $3.3 billion. The boards of both companies have agreed to the deal, which will add London- based TelecityGroup's 39 data centers in 11 European countries to Equinix's more than 100 facilities in 15...

  • LONDON, May 29- U.S. data center company Equinix Inc said on Friday it had agreed to buy British peer Telecity Group in a deal worth 2.35 billion pounds which ends Telecity's pursuit of smaller Dutch firm Interxion Holding NV. Telecity, which runs some of the huge computer centers which process traffic on the Internet, said in a statement its board had recommended...