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  • *Deal to help Dalian diversify, expand in entertainment. BEIJING, Jan 21- China's biggest property conglomerate, Dalian Wanda Group Co, has bought 20 percent of Spanish soccer champions Atletico Madrid for 45 million euros, becoming the first Mainland company to invest in a premier European club. Under terms of the investment, Dalian will spend an additional 15...

  • *Halliburton says job cuts to be in line with primary competitors. Jan 20- Oilfield service providers Baker Hughes Inc and Halliburton Co plan to cut thousands of jobs as drilling activity slows further due to a steep fall in crude oil prices. Baker Hughes, which is being acquired by Halliburton in a near- $35 billion deal, said earlier in the day it would lay off 7,000...

  • Twitter buys Indian mobile marketing start-up ZipDial Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 1:02 AM ET

    Jan 20- Twitter Inc on Tuesday said it will buy Indian mobile phone marketing start-up ZipDial, reportedly for $30 million to $40 million, as the U.S. microblogging service looks to expand in the world's second-biggest mobile market. The start-up's clients include International Business Machines Corp, Yum! Techcrunch, citing unidentified sources, reported...

  • Depomed to pay $1 bln for J&J pain drug franchise Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 4:15 PM ET

    Jan 15- Depomed Inc on Thursday said it has agreed to pay $1.05 billion to acquire the U.S. rights to Johnson& Johnson's Nucynta opioid pain drug franchise, giving the smaller company a new flagship product expected to significantly add to revenue and earnings. Over the 12 months ending in September, the Nucynta franchise had sales of $166 million- something of an...

  • *S.Korea firm offered up to $7.5 bln to buy Canada firm- source. SEOUL, Jan 15- South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday that it had no plan to buy Canada's Blackberry Ltd, denying a Reuters report on a takeover approach. Samsung recently offered to buy BlackBerry for as much as $7.5 billion, seeking its valuable patents as it battles Apple in the...

  • HONG KONG, Jan 14- China's e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said on Wednesday it had bought a controlling stake in online marketing company AdChina, an investment aimed at bolstering its advertising business. Alibaba did not close the size of the deal or the stake it would take in AdChina, a Shanghai- based firm founded in 2007. The internet marketing...

  • Jan 13- Pet supply retailer PetSmart Inc disclosed on Tuesday it was in talks to acquire or merge with a privately held rival, but ended talks over competition and antitrust concerns. PetSmart succumbed to calls from Jana Partners LLC and other large shareholders for a sale last month by agreeing to be bought by a private equity consortium led by BC Partners Ltd...

  • ZURICH/ LOS ANGELES Jan 12- Roche Holding will acquire a majority stake in molecular and genomic analysis business Foundation Medicine, it said on Monday, signalling its determination to expand in cancer immunotherapy by paying a hefty mark-up on the U.S. company's current price. The deal will help the world's largest maker of cancer drugs push ahead in...

  • Great day for Foundation Medicine: CEO Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 7:29 AM ET
    Great day for Foundation Medicine: CEO

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell, and Michael Pellini, Foundation Medicine president & CEO, discuss the benefits of Roche's majority stake in Foundation Medicine.

  • TEL AVIV, Jan 12- Genband, a U.S. maker of software for telecoms and cable TV operators, aims to revolutionise phone-based customer services by ending consumer frustration at being kept on hold in a seemingly endless loop of recorded options messages. The Texas- based company, majority owned by JPMorgan's One Equity Partners, paid $50 million in 2013 to acquire...

  • ZURICH/ LOS ANGELES Jan 12- Roche Holding will acquire a majority stake in molecular and genomic analysis firm Foundation Medicine Inc for up to $1.18 billion, it said on Monday, in a move to bolster the Swiss drugmaker's personalised cancer treatments. The drugmaker said it will tender for about 15.6 million Foundation shares at $50 a share, worth up to about $780...

  • Jan 11- Canada's Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp agreed to buy Pennsylvania- based OnCore Biopharma Inc to focus on developing hepatitis B virus treatment by combining multiple therapeutic methods. The implied market value of the merged company is about $750 million, based on Tekmira stock's closing price of $15.70 on the Nasdaq on Jan. 9, the companies said in a...

  • LONDON, Jan 9- The owner of British Airways said on Friday that Aer Lingus had rejected a revised takeover approach valuing the Irish airline at 2.40 euros per share. Aer Lingus said in December it had rejected a takeover approach from its larger rival, which is keen to gain control of its highly coveted runway slots at London's Heathrow Airport.

  • Facebook buys video startup QuickFire Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 6:18 PM ET

    Jan 8- Social network operator Facebook Inc said it bought QuickFire Networks, a startup that helps view high-quality video with low bandwidth. QuickFire announced the acquisition on its blog on Thursday. Facebook's acquisition of the video technology company comes a day after it said in a blog it averaged more than 1 billion video views every day since June...

  • NBA franchise for sale. Cost: Anybody's guess Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 2:49 PM ET
    Dennis Schroder and Kyle Korver of the Atlanta Hawks go after a rebound during the NBA game at Staples Center on January 5, 2015 in Los Angeles.

    In the first post-Steve Ballmer sale of an NBA team, many wonder who will buy the Atlanta Hawks——and for how much.

  • Family Dollar is being pursued by both Dollar General Corp and Dollar Tree Inc, which see an acquisition of the company as way to help fend off rising competition from Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Amazon.com Inc.. Family Dollar has agreed to be bought by smaller rival Dollar Tree for about $8.5 billion in cash and stock, saying Dollar General's $9.1 billion all-cash...

  • MEXICO CITY, Jan 4- Mexico will publish preliminary terms on Jan. 14 for a $3.75 billion high-speed train contract that was abruptly canceled in November, Mexico's Transportation Ministry said on Sunday. Revelations that his wife was acquiring a home worth nearly $4 million from Grupo Higa, whose subsidiary was part of the consortium that initially won the...

  • MEXICO CITY, Jan 4- Mexico will publish preliminary terms on Jan. 14 for a high-speed train contract that was abruptly canceled in November, Mexico's Transportation Ministry said on Sunday. The government revoked the single-bid deal, shortly before disclosures that the first lady was acquiring a luxury home from a Mexican company that was part of the winning...

  • Marissa Mayer's problem is she has too much money: Alan Murray

    Matt Murray, The Wall Street Journal, and Alan Murray, Fortune editor, discuss word Yahoo is looking to acquire a cable asset.

  • Campbell Soup innovates with organics Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 4:27 PM ET
    Campbell Soup innovates with organics

    Campbell Soup Company CEO Denise Morrison, shares her consumer forecast, and discusses how her company is making products more available to consumers.