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  • WASHINGTON, Feb 13- Consumer advocates and U.S. lawmakers are worried that Comcast Corp's proposed $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable Inc will create a company with too much power to decide what Americans can watch on television and do online, and they expect intense regulatory scrutiny of the deal.

  • PhotoMedex to buy laser vision correction company Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 4:29 PM ET

    Feb 13- Skin health company PhotoMedex Inc said it would buy LCA-Vision Inc, which provides laser vision correction services under the Lasik Plus brand, for about $106 million. LCA-Vision's operations are expected to add to PhotoMedex's cash earnings per share in 2014, the company said.

  • Feb 13- Beverage cans maker Rexam Plc said it bought a 51 percent stake in Saudi Arabia's United Arab Can Manufacturing Ltd, a supplier to The Coca-Cola Co, for $122 million as part of its strategy to expand in emerging markets.

  • Shareholders want TWC to sell: Pro     Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

    Amy Yong, Macquarie Research, discusses how the $44 billion deal for Comcast to acquire Time Warner Cable will likely impact the sector.

  • TORONTO, Feb 13- Manulife Financial Corp reported a 20 percent rise in fourth-quarter profit as stronger mutual fund sales and a C $350 million gain on the sale of its Taiwan insurance business offset weaker insurance sales, but results still fell short of estimates.

  • It's not just one channel anymore: Comcast CEO     Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 7:11 AM ET

    This will give us wider distribution of our products, says Brian Roberts, Chairman & CEO of Comcast, talking with Robert Marcus, Chairman and CEO of Time Warner Cable, and CNBC's David Faber about Comcast buying Time Warner Cable.

  • Brian Roberts, Chairman & CEO of Comcast, and Robert Marcus, Chairman and CEO of Time Warner Cable, talk with CNBC's David Faber about whether Brian Roberts bested John Malone in their deal to buy Time Warner Cable and the benefits to stockholders.

  • Comcast's CEO on Time Warner acquisition     Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 7:01 AM ET

    We are optimistic we can get this deal approved, says Comcast Chairman & CEO Brian Roberts, talking with Robert Marcus, chairman and CEO of Time Warner Cable, and CNBC's David Faber, about the terms of the deal for Comcast to acquire TWC.

  • Brian Roberts, Chairman & CEO of Comcast, and Robert Marcus, Chairman and CEO of Time Warner Cable, talk with CNBC's David Faber about the terms of the acquisition.

  • Feb 13- Comcast Corp said on Thursday it would buy Time Warner Cable Inc for $45.2 billion in an all-stock deal that combines the two largest U.S. cable operators.

  • Richard Greenfield, BTIG analyst, provides his thoughts on Comcast's agreement to acquire Time Warner Cable for $44 billion in an all- stock deal. This is a deal Comcast really had to have, says Greenfield.

  • Manulife profit boosted by Taiwan sale Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 6:26 AM ET

    TORONTO, Feb 13- Manulife Financial Corp on Thursday reported a 20 percent rise in fourth-quarter profit as Canada's largest life insurer booked a C $350 million gain on the sale of its Taiwan insurance business last year.

  • Comcast set to buy Time Warner     Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    Comcast has reached an agreement to buy Time Warner Cable for $44 billion in an all stock deal, reports CNBC's "Squawk Box" crew.

  • LONDON/ FRANKFURT, Feb 12- France's Danone is weighing a sale of its tube feeding products business which could fetch over 3 billion euros as it expands its dairy business in higher-growth emerging markets, three people familiar with the deal said.

  • TORONTO, Feb 12- Mexico's Grupo Bimbo will buy Canada Bread Company for C $1.83 billion in cash, allowing the Canadian company's parent Maple Leaf Foods to focus on its meat products business, Canada Bread said on Wednesday.

  • PARIS, Feb 12- France's Imerys has agreed to buy Illinois- based minerals and materials group AMCOL International Corp for about $1.6 billion including debt to strengthen its U.S. business, it said in a statement on Wednesday.

  • The nominations are Charter's latest move to try to acquire Time Warner Cable after its offer of $132.50 per share was rejected for being too low in mid-January.

  • The 13 nominees, which would be a full slate to replace the entire Time Warner Cable board, may be presented on Tuesday, the source said. This would be Charter's latest move to try to acquire Time Warner Cable after its offer of $132.50 per share was rejected for being too low in mid-January.

  • The 13 nominees, which would be a full slate to replace the entire Time Warner Cable board, may be presented later on Monday, the source said. This would be Charter's latest move to try to acquire Time Warner Cable after its offer of $132.50 per share was rejected for being too low in mid-January.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 10- Vodafone Group Plc could have the capacity to spend $30 billion to $40 billion on acquisitions in coming years and no deal should be too big if it makes strategic sense, Chief Executive Vittorio Colao said on Monday.