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  • *BSkyB in talks to buy into Germany, Italy. LONDON, July 17- John Malone's cable group Liberty Global has bought a 6.4 percent stake in ITV from BSkyB, lifting shares in Britain's biggest free-to-air commercial broadcaster on hopes of a wider bid.

  • SYDNEY, July 17- An Australian court on Thursday approved the takeover of Australia's David Jones Ltd by South Africa's Woolworths Holdings Ltd, clearing a final hurdle for the $2 billion deal. Shareholders of both companies have already voted in favour of the A $4.00 per share bid for Australia' No.2 department store by sales.

  • *Intel gains on earnings, outlook; semiconductors rally. *Time Warner rebuffs $80 bln bid from 21st Century Fox. Time Warner Inc shares jumped 17.1 percent to $83.13 and ranked as the S&P 500' s best performer after Twenty-First Century Fox confirmed it made an $80 billion takeover offer for the company that was turned down.

  • *New company will list on NYSE, delist from Milan. MILAN, July 16- Italy's GTECH will buy U.S. slot machine maker International Game Technology for $4.7 billion, shifting the lottery operator away from its struggling domestic market and making it a major player in the casino business.

  • *Intel climbs on earnings, outlook. *Time Warner rebuffs $80 bln bid from 21st Century Fox. Time Warner shares jumped 18.1 percent to $83.87 as the biggest boost to the S&P 500 after Twenty-First Century Fox confirmed it made an $80 billion takeover offer for the company that was turned down.

  • Time Warner shares jumped 15.3 percent to $81.86 before the bell as Twenty-First Century Fox confirmed it made an $80 billion takeover offer for the company that was turned down. *A partnership struck between IBM and Apple Inc will serve to boost indexes. IBM shares gained 1.8 percent to $191.85 and Apple advanced 2.1 percent to $97.35 in premarket.

  • MILAN- July 16- Italy's GTECH will buy U.S. slot machine maker International Game Technology for $6.4 billion including debt, shifting the lottery operator's centre of gravity away from its struggling domestic market.

  • July 16- Italian lottery operator GTECH SpA said it will buy Las Vegas- based slot machine maker International Game Technology for $4.7 billion in cash and stock to increase its scale and offerings in the global gaming market. The company has received binding commitments of $10.7 billion from Credit Suisse, Barclays and Citigroup to finance the deal.

  • Mexican bread maker Grupo Bimbo to buy Ecuador's Supan Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 6:12 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY, July 15- Mexico's Grupo Bimbo, one of the world's largest bread makers, said on Tuesday it had agreed to buy Ecuadorian peer Supan, as it seeks to widen its presence in South America. Grupo Bimbo did not mention the cost of the acquisition in its statement announcing the deal.

  • *Albermale to pay $50.65 in cash and 0.4803 in stock. July 15- Chemicals maker Albemarle Corp said it would buy rival Rockwood Holdings Inc for $6.2 billion to tap the fast-growing demand for lithium products used in mobile phone and automobile batteries. Rockwood shareholders will get $50.65 in cash and 0.4803 Albemarle shares for each share they own.

  • July 15- Reynolds American Inc said it would buy rival Lorillard Inc for about $25 billion, merging two of the world's biggest cigarette makers amid a slowdown in sales. Reynolds, whose brands include Camel and Pall Mall, offered $68.88 per Lorillard share, representing a premium of 2.5 percent to Lorillard's Monday closing.

  • July 15- Chemicals maker Albemarle Corp said it would buy rival Rockwood Holdings Inc for $6.2 billion to bulk up its lucrative specialty chemical offerings. Rockwood shareholders will get $50.65 in cash and 0.4803 Albemarle shares for each share they own. Albemarle's shares closed at $72.62 on the New York Stock Exchange on Monday.

  • Albemarle to buy Rockwood in a $6.2 bln deal Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 6:12 AM ET

    July 15- Specialty chemical company Albemarle Corp said it would buy rival Rockwood Holdings Inc in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $6.2 billion. Rockwood shareholders will get $50.65 in cash and 0.4803 Albemarle shares for each share they own. The offer translates to $85.53 per share, a 13 percent premium to Rockwood's Monday closing price.

  • AECOM acquires URS for $6 billion     Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 2:15 PM ET

    In a $6 billion deal, engineering giant AECOM Technology Corporation, announced its acquisition of rival URS. AECOM Technology Corporation CEO Mike Burke discusses the deal, the regulatory environment outside the U.S., and his confidence in regards to paying down debt.

  • July 14- Generic drugmaker Mylan Inc said on Monday it would buy Abbott Laboratories' branded specialty and generics business in developed markets outside the United States in a $5.3 billion deal that will bolster its product line and also cut its tax bill.

  • BUZZ-PROFESSIONAL DIVERSITY NETWORK INC: TO ACQUIRE NAPW INC@ July 14-** Online professional network. operator's shares up 15.5 pct at $4.88 after deal to take over owner of National Association of Professional Women. **Company will issue 6.3 million shares for all outstanding shares of NAPW and pay $3.5 million in cash to sole shareholder of NAPW.

  • *Generali to book net loss of 100 mln euros from disposal. MILAN, July 14- Brazilian investment bank Grupo BTG Pactual is buying Swiss private bank BSI for a knock-down 1.5 billion Swiss francs, extending an overseas push by the Sao Paulo- based lender.

  • AbbVie nears Shire acquisition     Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 9:06 AM ET

    Shire says it is willing to recommend AbbVie's latest takeover bid to shareholders. CNBC's David Faber outlines the details of the potential deal.

  • Whiting, Kodiak create Bakken shale powerhouse Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 8:22 AM ET
    A construction worker specializing in pipe-laying sandblasts a section of pipeline in North Dakota.

    Whiting Petroleum said it would acquire Kodiak Oil& Gas for $3.8 billion, becoming the largest producer in North Dakota's Bakken shale play.

  • Freedom Tower designer in $4B construction deal Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 7:51 AM ET
    AECOM's projects include One World Trade Center in New York City.

    AECOM Technology said it will pay $4 billion to acquire URS in an acquisition that is expected to complete in October.