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  • Will Alibaba Buy Yahoo?     Friday, 30 Sep 2011 | 7:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports Alibaba CEO, Jack Ma is "very interested" in buying Yahoo.

  • Stocks on Herb's Radar     Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 2:40 PM ET

    Discussing the brouhaha at Yahoo and other stocks to watch, with CNBC's Herb Greenberg.

  • How Moynihan Forced Sallie Krawcheck Out Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 9:28 PM ET
    Sallie Krawcheck, former head of Bank of America's Merrill Lynch financial advisory business as well as the US Trust advisory business.

    Sallie Krawcheck, who stepped down Tuesday night from her position running Bank of America's two wealth management units, was seen as an outsider at the firm, with few ties to any of the powerful cliques within the bank.

  • HP Trying to Become Big Blue?     Friday, 19 Aug 2011 | 2:30 PM ET

    Debating whether Hewlett-Packard's PC biz spin off and Autonomy acquisition will position it to become the next IBM, with Crawford Del Prete, IDC executive vice president.

  • Hedge Fund Dumps GS Shares     Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 12:25 PM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly has the details on Lansdowne Partners dumping Goldman Sachs shares, and a look at a slowdown in Wall Street deal-making, with Donald Drapkin, Casablanca Capital founder and chairman.

  • Will Bank of America Sell Merrill Lynch? Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 4:21 PM ET
    Bank of America flag

    Bank of America may need to consider selling Merrill Lynch.

  • Hulu Talks to Sell 'Very Preliminary' Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 4:48 PM ET
    hulu.com

    Despite the fact that the Los Angeles Times reported today that "Google is in preliminary talks to buy online video pioneer Hulu," a number of sources very close to the negotiations tell me that all talks are "very preliminary" and it is "impossible to characterize anyone as being in the lead."

  • Merger Arbitrage: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 8:50 AM ET

    For various reasons, during an acquisition financed by stock, shares of the two companies involved may not trade at the correct ratios, opening an arbitrage opportunity. How does simple merger arbitrage work and how can you take advantage of it? Salman Khan of the Khan Academy runs through a hypothetical example.

  • When one business acquires another, there are several ways of financing the deal, including the use of the acquiring company’s shares to cover the cost of the transaction. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy discusses in a hypothetical example.

  • Equity Acquisitions: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 8:35 AM ET

    When one business acquires another, there are several ways of financing the deal, including the use of the acquiring company’s shares to cover the cost of the transaction. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy discusses in a hypothetical example.

  • Leveraged Buyouts (LBOs): CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 8:30 AM ET

    Mutual funds make up a large portion of America’s retirement funds and investments. Understanding how these funds operate should be a big part of anyone’s financial knowledge. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains.

  • Will Glencore's IPO Spark a Merger War? Friday, 6 May 2011 | 4:37 AM ET
    The Glencore logo seen in front of the Swiss commodities giant's headquarters in Baar.

    Glencore's $11 billion from its initial public offerings in London and Hong Kong will give the commodity trader considerable firepower for acquisitions and could preface a wave of consolidation in the mining sector, analysts say.

  • As Oil Spikes, Exxon Sees Growth in Natural Gas Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 5:26 PM ET
    Rex Tillerson

    As crude oil hit new a new multi-year high on Thursday, closing above $110 a barrel, Exxon Mobil Chairman Rex Tillerson told CNBC natural has is the fastest-growing conventional fuel and that demand will 60 percent by 2030.