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  • Sprint, T-Mobile deal not official yet     Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 1:34 PM ET

    A quick rundown of the action going on in the telecom industry, with CNBC's Morgan Brennan. The big question is whether regulators will agree with a merger for T-Mobile and Sprint.

  • Sprint, T-Mobile & the state of US broadband     Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 11:03 AM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt and Henry Blodget, Business Insider editor-in-chief & CEO, discuss the potential deal between Sprint and T-Mobile and what it means for the state of broadband in the U.S. Blodget says both companies are at a tremendous disadvantage and need the scale to compete.

  • Twitter acquires mobile advertising startup Namo Media Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 10:59 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, June 5- Twitter Inc said Wednesday it will acquire Namo Media, a technology firm specializing in "native advertising" for mobile devices. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Namo Media said in a blog post that its technology would be rolled into MoPub, the ad serving platform that Twitter purchased last year for more than $300 million.

  • NEW YORK/ FRANKFURT, June 4- Sprint Corp has agreed to pay about $40 per share to buy T-Mobile US Inc, a person familiar with the matter said, marking further progress in the attempt to merge the third and fourth-biggest U.S. mobile network operators.

  • Andreessen on Apple     Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 7:19 AM ET

    Marc Andreessen, Andreessen Horowitz, shares his thoughts on Apple's future after Steve Jobs and the acquisition of Beats. Jimmy Iovine is one of the best entrepreneurs of our time, says Andreessen.

  • NEW YORK, June 4- Sprint Corp has agreed to pay about $40 per share to buy T-Mobile US Inc, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday, signaling progress in a long-contemplated deal to merge the third- and fourth-largest U.S. wireless carriers.

  • June 4- Sprint Corp is closing in on an agreement to pay $40 a share to buy T-Mobile US Inc, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, drawing the two companies toward a deal to combine the country's third- and fourth-largest telecoms carriers.

  • June 4- Sprint Corp is closing in on an agreement to pay $40 a share to buy T-Mobile US Inc, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, drawing the two companies toward a deal to combine the country's third- and fourth-largest telecoms carriers.

  • June 4- Sprint Corp is nearing an agreement on terms such as price and termination fee in a deal to acquire T-Mobile US Inc, Bloomberg reported citing people with knowledge of the matter.

  • LONDON, June 3- Hutchison Whampoa has resumed talks with Russian telecoms group Vimpelcom over merging their Italian mobile firms, encouraged by Hutchison's 3 getting the go-ahead last week for an acquisition in Ireland, according to several people familiar with the situation.

  • CANADA STOCKS-China data helps drive TSX higher Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 4:53 PM ET

    *B2Gold drops after plan to acquire Australia's Papillon. TORONTO, June 3- Canada's benchmark stock index rose for a third straight session on Tuesday, driven by gains in the share prices of energy producers and financial companies, as positive economic data from China boosted sentiment.

  • Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 4:03 PM ET

    **Pilgrim's Pride Corp, the second largest U.S. chicken processor, raised its offer for Hillshire Brands Co, escalating a bidding war with Tyson Foods Inc for the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages. **Germany's Siemens said on Tuesday it called off the sale of its baggage handling and postal automation business.

  • Facebook acquires mobile data plan firm Pryte Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 9:30 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, June 3- Facebook Inc is acquiring Pryte, a Finnish company that aims to make it easier for mobile phone users in under-developed parts of the world to use wireless Internet apps. Facebook did not disclose financial terms of the deal, which spokeswoman Vanessa Chan said is expected to close later this month.

  • Fight for Hillshire     Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 9:02 AM ET

    Pilgrim's Pride is sweetening its takeover offer for Hillshire Brands. CNBC's Jim Cramer and David Faber discuss the "insane" bidding for Hillshire.

  • June 2- Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc on Monday prepared to take its $53.8 billion takeover bid for Allergan Inc directly to the Botox maker's shareholders in a battle that could last late into the year. The fight escalated when Valeant ally Pershing Square, a hedge fund that owns 9.7 percent of Allergan, called for a meeting to replace the company's board.

  • June 2- U.S.-based Sterigenics International has sweetened its takeover offer for Nordion Inc, the Canadian medical isotope producer, to $805 million after a previous bid failed to attract enough shareholder support, Nordion said on Monday.

  • June 2- Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc on Monday prepared to take its $53.8 billion takeover bid for Allergan Inc directly to the Botox maker's shareholders, and ally Pershing Square called for a meeting to turn over the target company's board.

  • June 2- Chipmaker Broadcom Corp said it was looking to sell or wind-down of its cellular baseband business. The company said on Monday that a sale or wind-down of the business would likely save $700 million annually. Baseband chips are used in mobile devices to process wireless communication.

  • Ventas to buy ARC Healthcare in $2.6 bln deal Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 7:05 AM ET

    June 2- American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust Inc, a real estate investment trust focused on acquiring medical office buildings, said it would sell itself to rival Ventas Inc in a stock and cash deal valued at $2.6 billion. ARC Healthcare said Ventas would pay $11.33 per share, a premium of about 14 percent to the stock's Friday close.

  • TOKYO, June 2- Japan's Nikkei share average climbed to a two-month closing high on Monday after strong Chinese factory data lifted sentiment. But Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co Ltd tumbled on news that it is in talks to buy a U.S. life insurance company, with investors wondering how the company would fund the acquisition.