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  • 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.

  • Comcast-Time Warner deal should be blocked: Ergen   Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 10:27 AM ET
    Comcast-Time Warner deal should be blocked: Ergen

    Incoming Dish Network CEO, Charlie Ergen, sits down with CNBC's David Faber to discuss the Comcast and Time Warner Cable deal and regulators.

  • Kraft holders to get special $16.50 dividend   Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 9:12 AM ET
    Kraft holders to get special $16.50 dividend

    CNBC's Sara Eisen reports highlights from the conference call on the merger between two iconic brands, Kraft and Heinz.

  • Cramer: How Kraft will benefit from merger   Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 9:04 AM ET
    Cramer: How Kraft will benefit from merger

    CNBC's Jim Cramer explains how Kraft will benefit from its merger with H.J. Heinz.

  • March 25- Kraft Foods Group Inc, the maker of Velveeta cheese and Oscar Mayer meats, will merge with ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co, owned by 3 G Capital and Berkshire Hathaway Inc, to form North America's third-largest food and beverage company. Brazilian private equity firm 3 G Capital and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway acquired Heinz for $23.2 billion in...

  • March 25- Kraft Foods Group Inc, the maker of Velveeta cheese and Oscar Mayer meats, will merge with ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co, owned by 3 G Capital and Berkshire Hathaway Inc, to form the world's fifth-largest food and beverage company. The combined company will have eight brands worth more than $1 billion each and five worth $500 million- $1 billion each, the...

  • Kraft Foods to merge with ketchup maker Heinz Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 6:09 AM ET

    March 25- Kraft Foods Group Inc said it would merge with ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co, owned by 3 G Capital and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, to form the third-largest food and beverage company in North America. Kraft shareholders will receive stock in the combined company and a special cash dividend of $16.50 per share, which will be funded by Berkshire...

  • Why low oil prices don't make airfare cheaper Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 11:39 AM ET
    An American Airlines ticket counter in Miami.

    The airline industry is increasingly looking like an oligopoly. For proof, look no further than airline ticket prices. New York Times reports.

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— Switzerland's Holcim and France's Lafarge have come up with new terms for their merger, which would create the world's largest cement company. The combination was first proposed in April 2014 but Holcim sought to rework what the companies say is to be a merger of equals. Lafont and Holcim board chairman Wolfgang Reitzle would become...

  • MOSCOW, March 20- Russian businessman Filaret Galchev, who owns shares in Switzerland's Holcim via Eurocement Holding AG, declined to comment on Friday on the new terms of the firm's merger with France's Lafarge. Holcim and Lafarge have agreed new terms for their plan to create the world's biggest cement company, giving unhappy shareholders in the Swiss firm a...

  • Sabadell: TSB is good bank, in good UK market   Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 7:30 AM ET
    Sabadell: TSB is good bank, in good UK market

    Spain's Sabadell has agreed to buy UK bank, TSB for £1.7billion. Josep Oliu Creus, chairman of Sabadell, says the bank likes the UK market, with a good market and saw the opportunity with TSB.

  • *Share exchange ratio altered in Holcim's favor. PARIS/ ZURICH, March 20- Switzerland's Holcim and France's Lafarge have agreed new terms for their plan to create the world's biggest cement company, giving unhappy shareholders in the Swiss firm a better deal. The companies also agreed that Lafarge boss Bruno Lafont would no longer become chief executive and...

  • *Holcim and Lafarge rise after agreeing new merger terms. LONDON, March 20- Construction companies Holcim and Lafarge outperformed flat pan-European equity indexes on Friday after salvaging their merger. Holcim rose 1.3 percent and Lafarge added 3.5 percent after the companies agreed new terms on a planned multi-billion-euro deal that would create the...

  • DUBLIN, March 19- Irish cement firm CRH is assuming the merger of rivals Lafarge and Holcim will still happen, its chief said after CRH shareholders approved an asset purchase that depends on the deal. CRH has agreed to buy a number of mostly European assets from Lafarge and Holcim for 6.5 billion euros so the French and Swiss firms can get antitrust clearance for...

  • DUBLIN, March 19- Irish cement firm CRH is working on the basis that the troubled merger of industry giants Lafarge and Holcim will happen, its chief executive said as his shareholders approved asset purchases that depends on it. CRH has agreed to buy a chunk of European assets from the pairing to help Lafarge and Holcim get antitrust clearance for the creation of...

  • PARIS/ ZURICH, March 18- Cement makers Holcim and Lafarge, seeking to save their merger deal, are discussing a new leadership for the combined group which would give Lafarge's boss Bruno Lafont a lesser role, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. Lafont could be named co-chairman of the future company, two of the sources said, alongside Wolfgang...

  • PARIS/ ZURICH, March 18- Cement makers Holcim and Lafarge, seeking to save their troubled merger, are discussing a new CEO appointment to the combined group that would see current Lafarge boss Bruno Lafont in a different role, sources said on Wednesday. A second source said that Holcim was not calling into question that the marriage of the two groups was of equals- a...

  • U.S. Federal Communications Commission filings and interviews with several people familiar with the Justice Department show the $48.5 billion AT&T-DirecTV deal is getting far less attention than Comcast Corp's agreement to buy Time Warner Cable Inc for $45 billion. But it is the Comcast deal that has triggered FCC and Justice Department inquiries...