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  • *Yoox and Richemont's Net-a-Porter confirm merger talks. *Yoox shares up nearly 10 percent. PARIS/ MILAN, March 30- Italian online fashion retailers Yoox and Richemont's Net-a-Porter confirmed merger talks were under way to create a leader in the fast-growing online luxury market.

  • Merger Monday is back: What to buy Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 11:44 AM ET

    This year is on track to surpass the record set in 2014 for M&A. "Merger Monday" is back. Here's how to trade it.

  • *China shares hit seven-year high on new Silk Road project. NEW YORK, March 30- The dollar rose and global equity markets surged on Monday on merger and acquisition activity among drugmakers on both sides of the Atlantic, while Chinese stocks hit a seven-year high on an ambitious government plan to create a modern Silk Road. Earlier, China unveiled details of an...

  • European stocks rebound as tech shares turn higher Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 10:03 AM ET

    *Yoox rises on Net-A-Porter talks. Shares in European technology stocks such as Infineon, STMicroelectronics and ASML were all up 2-3 percent on Monday. Signs of merger and acquisition activity also pushed up the shares of Yoox by 9.4 percent, after Yoox and Richemont's Net-a-Porter confirmed merger talks to create an industry leader in the fast-growing...

  • UPDATE 1-Yoox confirms Net-a-Porter merger talks Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 8:39 AM ET

    MILAN/ PARIS, March 30- Italian online fashion retailers Yoox and Richemont's Net-a-Porter confirmed merger talks were under way to create an industry leader in the fast-growing online fashion market. Sources told Reuters at the weekend that a purchase of Net-a-Porter by Yoox could be announced as early as this week, sending shares in the Italian group up more...

  • Teva to buy Auspex for $3.2 billion in cash   Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 7:01 AM ET
    Teva to buy Auspex for $3.2 billion in cash

    Teva Pharmaceutical is buying Auspex Pharmaceuticals, reports CNBC's Joe Kernen.

  • ZURICH, March 30- Switzerland's Holcim said on Monday it had sold its 27.5 percent stake in Thailand's second-largest cement company Siam City Cement, in deals worth 655 million Swiss francs. Zurich- based Holcim, which plans to merge with France's Lafarge, said 24.9 percent of Siam City Cement was acquired by an affiliate of Hong Kong- based conglomerate Jardine...

  • Yoox to buy Net-a-Porter?   Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    Yoox to buy Net-a-Porter?

    New reports are emerging that suggest that Yoox could unveil deal to buy Net-a-Porter. Class CNBC's Claudia Pensotti discusses.

  • Madison Square Garden to split into two companies Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 7:26 PM ET
    The Madison Square Garden arena is shown in New York.

    Madison Square Garden filed paperwork on Friday with the SEC to separate its live sports and entertainment businesses from its media businesses.

  • March 27- Intel Corp is in talks to buy fellow chipmaker Altera Corp in a deal likely to top $10 billion, according to a source familiar with the matter, making it Intel's biggest purchase ever and the latest merger in the quickly consolidating semiconductor sector. The acquisition of Altera, which makes programmable chips widely used in cellphone towers, the...

  • March 27- Intel Corp is in talks to buy fellow chipmaker Altera Corp in a deal likely to top $10 billion, making it Intel's biggest purchase and the latest merger in the quickly consolidating semiconductor sector, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. An acquisition of Altera, which makes programmable chips widely used in cellphone towers, the military and...

  • UPDATE 1-Intel in talks to buy Altera -WSJ report Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 4:13 PM ET

    March 27- Intel Corp is in talks to buy fellow chipmaker Altera Corp in a deal that would likely top $10 billion, marking the latest merger in the semiconductor business, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. An acquisition of Altera, which makes programmable chips widely used in cellphone towers, the military and other industrial applications,...

  • NEW YORK, March 27- The macaroni and ketchup merger of Kraft Foods Group and H.J. Brazilian private equity firm 3 G Capital Partners and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway announced a $46 billion deal to consolidate the companies Wednesday, one that will create the No. 3 packaged food maker in North America after PepsiCo and Nestle USA.. That should take some...

  • Need more details on Dow Chemical deal: Analyst   Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 8:02 AM ET
    Need more details on Dow Chemical deal: Analyst

    Mark Connelly, CLSA, provides reaction to Dow Chemical spinning off its unit and merge it with Olin Corporation.

  • There's appetite for food M&A: Analyst   Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 5:10 AM ET
    There's appetite for food M&A: Analyst

    With Kraft and Heinz announcing a major merger deal, Erin Lash, senior equity analyst of consumer packaged goods at Morningstar, talks about the deal and the increased appetite for mergers and acquisitions in the food industry.

  • NEW YORK, March 25- When Kraft Foods Group merges with H.J. Heinz Co, they will share a name, a central place in the American kitchen and two headquarters near Chicago and Pittsburgh. Heinz's backer, Brazilian private equity firm 3 G Capital Partners, has made a name for itself by aggressively trimming the fat from food and beer companies struggling for growth.

  • NEW YORK— Wall Street's deal-making renaissance shows no sign of ending. Heinz's $45 billion acquisition Kraft Foods, announced Wednesday, has helped maintain the momentum in the market for mergers and acquisitions. Other big deals in the works include Simon Property's bid to buy rival Macerich, which owns and operates shopping malls, and AbbVie's deal to buy...

  • Comcast: Merger review expected by mid-2015 Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 12:01 PM ET
    A Comcast truck is seen parked at one of their centers in Pompano Beach, Florida.

    Comcast said it expects the regulatory review of its proposed merger with Time Warner Cable to end in the middle of this year.

  • WASHINGTON, March 25- Comcast Corp has reassessed the timing of the regulatory review of its proposed merger with Time Warner Cable Inc and now expects its conclusion in the middle of this year, a company executive said in a blog post on Wednesday. The $45 billion deal is under review by the U.S. Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission.

  • COMCAST CORP SAYS REGULATORY REVIEW OF TIME WARNER CABLE MERGER NOW EXPECTED BY MIDDLE OF THE YEAR.