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  • Michael Dell Is Biggest Wildcard in Fight for PC Maker Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 6:19 AM ET

    Michael Dell likely couldn't have known when he proposed taking his company private last year that he would trigger a three-way contest.

  • TNT to Cut 4,000 Jobs After Failed UPS Deal Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 9:00 AM ET
    A TNT delivery truck near Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Dutch package delivery firm TNT Express said on Monday it will cut 4,000 jobs and focus on Europe after a failed $7 billion takeover by United Parcel Service.

  • As politicians in Cyprus scrambles to clinch a bailout deal to avert a collapse of its banking sector, Rosneft and BP finalized a deal to create the world's largest listed oil major, an agreement Rosneft's CEO hailed as "more important than the situation in Cyprus".

  • The Art of Making Deals in M&A     Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 8:16 AM ET

    Eileen Nugent, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; and James Morphy, Sullivan & Cromwell, discuss management buyouts in big companies; and weigh in on the role of activist investors in mergers and acquisitions.

  • Checking Out the 2013 M&A Landscape     Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 7:41 AM ET

    CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin talks with Mark Shafir, Citigroup co-head of global M&A, about targets, taxes and strategy in the area of mergers and acquisitions this year.

  • Yahoo in Talks to Buy Stake in Video Site: Report Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 6:46 PM ET
    Yahoo billboard in San Francisco, CA

    Yahoo is in talks to acquire a controlling stake in Dailymotion, one of the world's most popular online video websites.

  • Liberty Media Acquires Rare Stake in Charter     Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 11:36 AM ET

    Greg Maffei, Liberty Media CEO, reveals the details of his company's 27 percent acquisition of Charter Communications for $2.6 billion.

  • Sizing Up the PC Landscape     Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 4:43 PM ET

    Dell's core PC business is declining, reports CNBC's Jon Fortt. To make the company private under Michael Dell's plan would mean the company would take on about $15 billion in debt. Gerry Smith, Lenovo President of the Americas, weighs in.

  • Gore Sued Over Current TV Sale to Al-Jazeera Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 7:34 AM ET

    A television consultant claims that former Vice President Al Gore and others at Current TV stole his idea to sell the struggling network to Al-Jazeera.

  • Richard Schulze's efforts to take over Best Buy, the struggling electronics retailer he founded nearly 47 years ago, have ended. The New York Times reports.

  • What Next for Buffett? Investors Line Up for Clues Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 1:34 AM ET

    Following Warren Buffett's purchase of ketchup maker Heinz, investors are wondering what he might do next. Yet part of the challenge of trying to predict Mr Buffett's next move is that the way he invests has changed dramatically over time. The FT reports.

  • FB to Acquire Atlas Solutions From Microsoft     Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 2:32 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports Facebook will announce it will acquire a company called Atlas Solutions from Microsoft. The deal will be valued around $100 million.

  • Heinz Case May Involve a Side Bet in London Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 1:28 AM ET

    Regulators have escalated an investigation into suspicious trades placed ahead of the $23 billion takeover of H. J. Heinz, focusing on a complex derivative bet routed through London, according to two people briefed on the matter. The New York Times reports.

  • TSYS to Buy NetSpend in Debit Card Deal Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 7:26 AM ET

    Payment processor Total System Services said it will buy prepaid debit card provider NetSpend Holdings for about $1.4 billion in cash.

  • Burger Link in the Ketchup War That Never Was Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 3:38 PM ET

    The surprise deal that saw Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital Management swoop in this with a $28 billion bid for ketchup maker H.J. Heinz came with an interesting wrinkle that links two burger giants.

  • Wilbur Ross

    Following a flurry of merger deals, billionaire investor Wilbur Ross explains that more takeovers are likely.

  • Berkshire Hathaway, 3G to Buy Heinz for $23 Billion Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 8:18 AM ET
    President and CEO William R. Johnson of the H.J. Heinz Company

    H.J. Heinz confirmed Thursday that it agreed to be acquired by Berkshire Hathaway and 3G for $28 billion.

  • Comcast CEO Goes All in For NBCUniversal     Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 7:15 AM ET

    Brian Roberts, Chairman & CEO of Comcast, discusses why he is "bullish" on recent business transactions, including buying GE's remaining 49% stake in NBCUniversal for $16.7 billion. "We've seen some early signs of turnaround and payoff for some of the investments we're making," he added. Both Comcast and GE stock were up on the announcement.

  • Comcast to Buy Remaining NBCUniversal Stake     Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 6:20 AM ET

    Todd Rethemeier, Hudson Square Research analyst, breaks down Comcast's fourth quarter earnings results, and weighs in on the news the company will be acquiring GE's remaining 49% stake in NBCUniversal for $16.7 billion, saying it's a "pretty good diversification strategy."

  • OpenTable's CEO on What Apple's Cookin'     Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 10:51 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Wapner reports Apple's CEO sees "incredible opportunities" in emerging markets. And, Matthew Roberts, OpenTable CEO, weighs in on where he sees the future of mobile technology.