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  • Earlier Standard General had loaned its American Apparel shares to Charney, according to regulatory documents, allowing him to boost his stake in the company from about 27 percent to 43 percent. Charney had hoped to gain majority control, but American Apparel countered with an anti-takeover plan that prompted him to change his strategy.

  • Google streams into Songza  Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 9:09 AM ET

    Google has acquired music streaming service Songza. The "Squawk on the Street" news team discuss who this deal benefits.

  • *Say Turkish state bank Ziraat Bank interested in Asya. ISTANBUL/ DUBAI, July 2- Qatar Islamic Bank and Turkey's Bank Asya have ended exclusive talks over QIB acquiring a stake in the Turkish lender, four sources close to the matter told Reuters, with valuation concerns said to be behind the decision.

  • *Telefonica must sell spectrum, rent out network capacity. BRUSSELS, July 2- Spain's Telefonica won EU antitrust clearance for its 8.6- billion-euro takeover of KPN's German mobile arm E-Plus, giving it a stronger position in Europe's largest phone market.

  • SAO PAULO, July 2- Mergers and acquisitions in Brazil are expected to gain steam by the year-end as economic and political risks ease, helping companies and private-equity firms scouring for takeover targets focus on tapping the country's long-term potential.

  • BRUSSELS, July 2- Spain's Telefonica won EU antitrust clearance for its 8.6- billion-euro takeover of KPN's German mobile arm, giving it a stronger position in Europe's largest phone market and marking a milestone in telecoms consolidation.

  • BOSTON, July 1- Activist investor William Ackman has hired Credit Suisse in his fight to have Valeant Pharmaceuticals acquire Botox maker Allergan Inc., a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

  • Google buys music streaming service Songza Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 1- Google Inc has acquired streaming music service Songza, the Internet search company's latest move to play a bigger role in the fast-growing online music business. Google said on Tuesday it would explore ways to incorporate aspects of Songza into its existing streaming music service over the coming months.

  • NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, July 1- Allergan Inc may take on debt to buy back its own shares as part of a multi-faceted plan to thwart a $53 billion takeover bid by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc and activist investor William Ackman.

  • NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, July 1- Allergan Inc may take on debt to buy back its own shares as part of a multi-faceted plan to thwart a $53 billion takeover bid by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc and activist investor William Ackman.

  • Under Chief Executive Frans van Houten, the Dutch company- which started out 120 years ago as a pioneer in electric lighting- has been shifting away from the consumer electronics sector in a restructuring which has involved more than 5,000 job cuts and the sale of its television business.

  • June 26- Private-label food retailer TreeHouse Foods Inc is in late-stage talks to acquire Flagstone Foods, a maker of dried fruits and nuts, for between $800 million and $900 million, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

  • *Combined company will have about $1.4 bln annual sales. FRANKFURT, June 26- Austria's AMS is in talks to buy German peer Dialog Semiconductor to create a European chipmaker with a market value of about $4.7 billion that could better tap the growing market for web-connected devices.

  • June 26- Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc would buy Canadian drugmaker QLT Inc in a deal valued at about $850 million to add QLT's experimental treatment for eye diseases caused by gene mutations. Auxilium shares were up 18 percent at $25 in premarket trade, while QLT's U.S.-listed shares rose 30 percent to $7.

  • Auxilium Pharma to buy Canadian eye drug maker QLT Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 7:30 AM ET

    June 26- Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc said it would buy Canadian eye drug maker QLT Inc in an all-stock deal to gain access to QLT's experimental treatment for retinal diseases caused by gene mutations.

  • Cancer drug setback tarnishes AstraZeneca's R&D claims Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 6:31 AM ET

    *AstraZeneca mis-steps may revive prospects of takeover. LONDON, June 26- A vote by U.S. experts against accelerated approval of a new ovarian cancer drug from AstraZeneca has dented its claims of research prowess, which were used to see off a $118 billion bid from Pfizer.

  • LONDON, June 26- The London Stock Exchange Group said it planned to acquire U.S.-based asset manager and stock exchange provider Frank Russell for $2.7 billion, with the help of a $1.6 billion rights issue, as it ramps up its U.S. presence.

  • Death of the desktop?  Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 8:37 AM ET

    Scott McNealy, Sun Microsystems co-founder, shares his thoughts on the future of the PC and the "Internet of things."

  • McNealy: IRS email loss 'stunning'  Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 8:33 AM ET

    How in the day and age of the cloud and back-up could this happen, asks Scott McNealy, Sun Microsystems co-founder, sharing his frustration with the IRS losing emails.

  • Wisconsin Energy buys Integrys in $5.7 bln deal Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 8:50 AM ET

    Wisconsin Energy struck a $5.71 billion deal to buy Integrys Energy, creating a larger, more diverse electric and natural gas company.