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  • Newspaper Biz: Change coming!     Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    After 4 generations of family ownership, The Washington Post is selling its publishing business to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Will he bring change to the company? Mark Walsh, Sirius XM; Hugh Hewitt, Townhall.com; and Michael Medved, syndicated radio host, discuss.

  • Washington Post stock tops $600     Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 5:30 PM ET

    For the first time since 2008, the Washington Post stock is reaching $600 after hours on news Jeff Bezos is acquiring its publishing business. Bradley Safalow, PAA Research analyst, provides perspective.

  • Bill Ackman's acquisition cost roughly $2.2 billion and is the largest investment Pershing has ever made at cost, reports CNBC's Becky Quick.

  • US drugmaker Perrigo to buy Ireland's Elan Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 2:43 AM ET

    U.S. generic drugmaker Perrigo agreed to buy fellow drug company Elan for $8.6 billion on Monday in a deal that will hand it royalty rights from a blockbuster treatment and tax savings from being domiciled in Ireland.

  • TCS: Open to strategic acquisitions     Sunday, 28 Jul 2013 | 8:46 PM ET

    Vish Iyer, President of TCS Asia Pacific says the company is looking to expand footprint in China and is keeping an eye out for acquisitions that boost growth.

  • Activision buys chunk back from Vivendi     Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    Robert "Bobby" Kotick, CEO, Activision Blizzard, discusses his company's purchase of 85 percent of Vivendi's stake for $8.2 billion. He says the acquisition will result in a more efficient capital structure.

  • Cisco buys Sourcefire for $2.7 billion     Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 2:35 PM ET

    Cisco is betting on the cybersecurity boom by buying Sourcefire for $2.7 billion. Daniel Ives, FBR Capital Markets, thinks this is a game-changing deal.

  • Spending spree: Yahoo picks up three more apps Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 6:57 PM ET

    Yahoo is still on a spending spree, picking up three apps in as many days: one for creating videos on Apple's iPhone, another to manage contacts and a third for fantasy sports.

  • Pressure on the Linn & Berry Deal?     Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 11:17 AM ET

    A look at Linn Energy's potential deal to acquire Berry Petroleum, with CNBC's David Faber. Analysts say the SEC inquiry into Linn could delay the deal.

  • Coinstar Starts Trading as Outerwall     Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 10:22 AM ET

    Scott Di Valerio, Outerwall CEO, discusses the company's name change and recent acquisition of ECO ATM, a self-service kiosk used to purchase used mobile phones and other electronic devices.

  • Icahn's Plan for Dell     Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 4:42 PM ET

    Activist investor Carl Icahn finalized a deal in his bid to acquire Dell. CNBC's David Faber & Maria Bartiromo speak to Icahn about the details of the deal and what his plans are after the potential acquisition.

  • Icahn Secures $5.3B for Dell Recap Plan     Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 10:22 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber reports the latest details in the battle for Dell.

  • Signs of M&A Comeback in the USA?     Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 6:41 AM ET

    Matthew Toole, Thomson Reuters, and Amanda Levin, Mergermarket editor of the Americas, debate whether to expect a turnaround in dealmaking for the second half of the year.

  • Wanda Group to Buy Sunseeker     Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 2:59 PM ET

    Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin liked his new yacht so much, he bought the company, reports CNBC's Robert Frank. Jianlin is paying $495 million for Sunseeker International.

  • Nikkei's Business Report     Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son has pledged that his company will eventually become the world¿s biggest company by making its way into the US market. Speaking at today¿s shareholder¿s meeting he said the acquisition of Sprint will be completed in early July. The Nikkei's Sachiko Kishida has more.

  • Gannett Buying Belo For $1.5 Billion     Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 1:05 PM ET

    Gracia Martore, President & CEO of Gannett Co., discusses her company's $1.5 billion acquisition of TV company Belo, as well as the direction the company is headed.

  • 3D Systems to Acquire 80% of Phenix     Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 5:40 PM ET

    Discussing whether financials are the most vulnerable sector, with the "Fast Money" traders; and 3D Systems is acquiring 80 percent of rival Phenix Systems, with Avi Reichental, 3D Systems CEO.

  • Google Makes It Official and Seals Deal With Waze Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 12:25 PM ET
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    Google bought Israeli mapping startup Waze on Tuesday for an undisclosed sum.

  • Google's $1.3 Billion Deal With Waze     Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 3:00 PM ET

    Google is finalizing its deal with real-time, social-mapping company Waze, reports CNBC's Seema Mody.

  • AstraZeneca Buys Pearl for Up to $1.15 Billion Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 5:37 AM ET
    Respiratory therapists assess, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders.

    AstraZeneca is to buy U.S. respiratory drug specialist Pearl Therapeutics for up to $1.15 billion, as Britain's second biggest drugmaker steps up a drive to rebuild its product pipeline via deal-making.