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  • The boss of paint maker Akzo Nobel has told CNBC he is "excited to be back" after his temporary departure from the firm and has revealed the U.S. arm of the business will be sold off to focus on Europe and high growth markets.

  • Best Buy Founder to Make Bid This Week: Report Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 8:57 AM ET

    Best Buy founder Richard Schulze is expected to make a fully financed offer to buy the consumer electronics retailer by the end of the week.

  • Delta Takes Stake in Virgin Atlantic     Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 2:38 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest detail on Delta's 49 percent stake in Virgin and what it means for business travelers.

  • Britain's Pace Bids for Google’s Set-Top Box Unit Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 3:12 AM ET

    British TV decoder maker Pace said on Monday that it had made an early-stage proposal to Internet group Google to acquire its set-top TV box maker Motorola Home.

  • China Firm Nabs US Battery Maker A123     Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | 7:13 PM ET

    Does China's winning bid to acquire A123 Systems pose a security threat? Peter Navarro, University Of California- Irvine professor, and Ann Lee, New York University professor, weigh in.

  • Does Hostess Have a Suitor?     Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | 3:49 PM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports on the last day for potential buyers to grab a seat at the Twinkie table.

  • Canada Approves China's Biggest Foreign Takeover Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 11:18 PM ET
    The Cnooc Ltd. headquarters stand in Beijing, China

    Canada has approved China's biggest ever foreign takeover, the $15.1 billion bid from CNOOC for energy company Nexen, but has drawn a line in the sand against future buys by state-owned enterprises.

  • TD Bank Group CEO: Earnings & Epoch Deal     Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 4:34 PM ET

    TD Bank Group's CEO Ed Clark discusses Q4 profits that beat the Street, and his company's decision to buy Epoch Holding Corporation.

  • Shawn Matthews, CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald, discusses his company's acquisition of Ireland's largest independent brokerage firm. We are looking to grow sales and trade on a global basis, Matthews said.

  • ConAgra CEO Gary Rodkin discusses his company's latest $6.8 billion acquisition of Ralcorp.

  • HP Blame Game     Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 2:07 PM ET

    Shares of HP are in the green today after losing 12 percent yesterday, with CNBC's David Faber and Herb Greenberg. Bethany McLean, Vanity Fair, weighs in.

  • Gemfields Poaches Faberge for $142 Million     Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 11:20 AM ET

    Ian Harebottle, CEO of Gemfields, tells CNBC that the desire to tap into the colored gemstones market is what led to his company's takeover of Faberge.

  • Tough Times For Hewlett-Packard     Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | 5:30 PM ET

    Cindy Shaw, Managing Director, Technology, Discern says HP's write-down on its Autonomy acquisition raises questions about the quality of its board and management. She says the company has a lot of problems to overcome in this post-PC era.

  • Tea Time For Starbucks     Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 5:30 PM ET

    As many as 2 billion people drink tea every morning but are they as loyal as their coffee-loving counterparts? Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz intends to find out.

  • Diageo's $2.1 Billion Bet on India     Friday, 9 Nov 2012 | 10:44 AM ET

    Paul Walsh, CEO of Diageo, discusses his company's agreement to acquire 53.4 percent of India's United Spirits. "India is a very attractive market, and we just got the number one player in that market," he says.

  • Positive on Disney's Acquisitions: Analyst     Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | 8:50 PM ET

    Barton Crockett, Director and Senior Media & Entertainment Analyst at Lazard Capital Markets explains why he sees continued margin expansion in Disney's theme parks business. He is positive on Disney's acquisition strategy.

  • Pros Pick: Disney-Lucasfilm vs. PVH-Warnaco Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 12:39 PM ET

    As two big mergers were announced this week — Disney acquiring Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion, and PVH set to buy Warnaco in a $2.9 billion deal — one appeared to have a lot more room to run, the CNBC “Fast Money” pros said Wednesday.

  • Buffett: 'We Buy on an All Equity Basis'     Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 7:47 AM ET

    Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway CEO, says he feels some of the acquisition prices are getting out of control, but adds he is "salivating" to do another acquisition.

  • No Huddle Offense: Sprint & SoftBank's Deal     Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 6:58 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer shares his final thoughts of the day.

  • Softbank in Talks With Sprint     Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 10:55 AM ET

    James Moorman, S&P Capital IQ analyst, discusses how the wireless landscape could change if Softbank acquires 75 percent of Sprint.