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  • *Walgreen to buy remaining 55 pct of Alliance Boots. *Walgreen says inversion deal not in interests of investors. Aug 6- U.S. retailer Walgreen Co said it would not use a full takeover of Europe's biggest pharmacy chain, Alliance Boots, to move its domicile overseas, following fierce criticism of such tax-cutting deals at home.

  • *Walgreen to buy remaining 45 pct of Alliance Boots. *Walgreen says inversion deal not in interests of investors. Aug 6- U.S. retailer Walgreen Co won't use a full takeover of Europe's biggest pharmacy chain Alliance Boots to move its domicile overseas, it said on Wednesday, following fierce criticism of such tax-cutting deals at home.

  • Aug 6- U.S. retailer Walgreen Co will make a full takeover of Europe's biggest pharmacy chain Alliance Boots, but won't use the deal to move its tax domicile overseas after fierce criticism of such tax-cutting moves at home.

  • Aug 6- U.S. retailer Walgreen Co will make a full takeover of Europe's biggest pharmacy chain Alliance Boots, but won't use the deal to move its tax domicile overseas after fierce criticism of such tax-cutting moves at home.

  • *Fate of Deutsche Telekom's U.S. business in suspense. FRANKFURT, Aug 6- Shares in Deutsche Telekom fell as much as 5 percent to a 16- week low on Wednesday after Sprint Corp dropped a bid to acquire the German company's U.S. business because of regulatory opposition.

  • *Sprint to name Brightstar's Marcelo Claure as CEO- source. Aug 5- Sprint Corp has dropped its bid to acquire No. 4 U.S. carrier T-Mobile U.S. Inc after regulatory resistance showed no signs of softening despite months of lobbying, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

  • UPDATE 1-Sprint drops bid to buy T-Mobile -source Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 8:13 PM ET

    Aug 5- Sprint Corp has dropped its bid to acquire No. 4 U.S. carrier T-Mobile U.S. Inc because the challenge of securing regulatory approval for the deal was too steep, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters. The Wall Street Journal first reported the news Tuesday that Sprint had abandoned its bid.

  • Sprint drops bid to buy T-Mobile -WSJ Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 7:23 PM ET

    Aug 5- Sprint Corp has dropped its bid to acquire No. 4 U.S. carrier T-Mobile U.S. Inc because the challenge of securing approval for the deal was "too steep," the Wall Street Journal cited unidentified sources as saying.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 5- Belgian pharmaceutical company UCB is exploring a sale of its Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals Inc division, a U.S. specialty generics business that could fetch as much as $2 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. Other companies that are exploring similar sales include GlaxoSmithKline Plc, Sanofi SA and Merck& Co Inc..

  • Aug 5- Cerner Corp, a U.S. provider of healthcare information technology services, said it will buy the assets of Siemens AG's healthcare division for $1.3 billion. The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015 and will be financed with cash on hand, Cerner said.

  • Gannett CEO: Now is the moment to grow  Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    Gannett is spinning off its publishing business, and has bought the portion of Cars.com it did not already own for $1.8 billion. Gracia Martore, Gannett Company president & CEO, explains the media company's growth strategy and future plans for their business.

  • *Telefonica offers up Telcom Italia stake to Vivendi. PARIS/ MADRID, Aug 5- Spain's Telefonica has made a 6.7 billion euro bid to France's Vivendi for its Brazilian broadband unit GVT, seeking to strengthen its position in a market that accounts for one-fifth of revenue. Telefonica also offered Vivendi the chance to acquire its 8.3 percent stake in Telecom Italia.

  • NEW YORK/ FRANKFURT, Aug 4- German auto parts maker ZF Friedrichshafen AG is considering selling its steering business as part of its proposed acquisition of U.S.-based TRW Automotive Holdings Corp, to resolve expected antitrust issues, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.

  • HONG KONG, Aug 4- State oil giant PetroChina plans to pay the more than $1 billion it needs to complete a takeover of the Dover oil sands project from Canadian firm Athabasca Oil Corp by the end of September, a person with knowledge of the deal told Reuters.

  • Aug 1- Botox maker Allergan Inc on Friday accused rival Valeant Pharmaceuticals International and billionaire investor William Ackman of violating securities laws by using insider information as they prepared a takeover bid for the drug company.

  • Aug 1- Scientific Games Corp, a maker of slot machines for casinos, will buy larger rival Bally Technologies Inc for about $3.27 billion to expand its electronic and table games and online lottery businesses. The deal- valued at $5.1 billion, including debt- will also help Scientific Games expand in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific islands.

  • Aug 1- Scientific Games Corp, which makes slot machines for casinos, will buy larger rival Bally Technologies Inc for about $3.27 billion. The $83.30 per-share cash offer represents a 38 percent premium to Bally's Thursday closing price of $60.17 on the New York Stock Exchange, the companies said in a joint statement.

  • Equinox pumps holdings  Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 10:26 AM ET

    Harvey Spevak, Equinox CEO, discusses the acquisition of Sports Club LA properties and Reebok Sports Club's New York location. Spevak also explains their mobile app.

  • What Swell brings to Apple  Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    According to Re/code, Apple is close to buying Swell, a Pandora for talk radio. The "Squawk Alley" crew and Jon Steinberg, Daily Mail North America CEO, provide insight.

  • 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.