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  • LONDON/ NEW YORK/ PARIS, May 1- Publicis and Omnicom have lost more than $1.5 billion of client work in recent weeks and face a fight to retain billions more, including a huge Samsung contract, just as the two advertising firms struggle to keep their merger on track.

  • Faber Report: Tobacco consolidation coming     Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    Wells Fargo's Bonnie Herzog thinks a Lorillard-Reynolds merger would make a profitable combination, reports CNBC's David Faber.

  • LONDON, April 29- European stocks rose on Tuesday, lifted by well-received corporate earnings and merger and acquisition activity as investors pushed mixed signals on the European Central Bank policy outlook and crisis in Ukraine onto the back burner.

  • April 29- Alliant Techsystems Inc said it would merge its aerospace and defense business with Orbital Sciences Corp in stock. Alliant Techsystems said its shareholders will own about 53.8 percent of the combined company, with Orbital shareholders holding the rest. Alliant also said it would spin off its outdoor sports business.

  • April 29- American Realty Capital Properties Inc and NorthStar Realty Finance Corp said they were not currently in merger talks, a day after reports that American Realty was looking to buy the real estate financing company.

  • LONDON, April 29- European stocks rose on Tuesday, as optimism surrounding corporate earnings and merger moves eclipsed the crisis in Ukraine, while rising euro zone money market rates and strong German consumer confidence supported the euro.

  • NEW YORK, April 28- A U.S. judge declared a mistrial on Monday in a case brought by the Justice Department against a former executive at a Chinese company accused of misappropriating corporate funds after a reverse merger.

  • NEW YORK/ SAO PAULO, April 28- Grupo Oi SA took the biggest step yet toward combining with partner Portugal Telecom SGPS SA late on Monday by pricing Brazil's only share offering this year at the lowest price expected.

  • *Wall St rebounds on merger speculation, rotation into Apple. NEW YORK, April 28- Global equity markets rebounded in rocky trade on Monday after a $100 billion bid for AstraZeneca boosted speculation of further corporate deal-making, while crude oil prices fell as major producer Libya prepared to resume exports.

  • *Newmont and Barrick shares slide on the NYSE. By Euan Rocha, Allison Martell and Soyoung Kim. TORONTO/ NEW YORK, April 28- Failed merger talks between Barrick Gold Corp and Newmont Mining Corp descended into acrimony on Monday, with the two large gold miners publicly accusing each other of scuppering a deal favored by many investors.

  • *Oil slips below $110, near 7- week highs on Ukraine. NEW YORK, April 28- A slide in U.S. growth stocks led global equity markets to retreat on Monday from early gains on merger speculation driven by a bid for AstraZeneca, while crude oil prices fell on increased U.S. sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis.

  • TORONTO/ NEW YORK, April 28- Newmont Mining Corp said on Monday it had ended merger talks with Barrick Gold Corp, slamming its suitor and stating bluntly that negotiations failed due to the lack of a constructive, mutually respectful dialogue.

  • M&A helps European shares sail through Russian jitters Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    PARIS/ LONDON, April 28- European stocks rose in choppy trading on Monday as merger and acquisition moves in the pharmaceuticals sector and strong results from Germany's Bayer outweighed jitters triggered by new western sanctions against Russia.

  • *Forest Labs to buy Furiex for up to $1.46 bln. Separately, Forest Laboratories Inc said it would buy Furiex Pharmaceuticals Inc for up to $1.46 billion, including milestone payments to access Furiex's promising treatment for irritable bowel syndrome.

  • *Forest Labs to buy Furiex for up to $1.46 bln.

  • TORONTO, April 28- Newmont Mining Corp said on Monday it has terminated merger talks with Barrick Gold Corp, slamming its suitor and stating bluntly that talks failed due to the lack of a constructive, mutually respectful dialogue.

  • While Bayer's bulging drugs pipeline has been largely responsible for the stock's 23 percent gain over the past year, outperforming a 17 percent rise for the European drug sector,, U.S. group Pfizer's confirmation of its interest in AstraZeneca on Monday also rubbed off on rivals.

  • *Forest Labs to buy Furiex for up to $1.46 bln. *U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc is working on its next move in a potential $100 billion bid to take over Britain's AstraZeneca Plc after two earlier bids were rejected.

  • TORONTO, April 28- Newmont Mining Corp has terminated merger talks with Barrick Gold Corp. The news sent shares of Newmont sliding 5.5 percent to $25 in New York trading before the market opened, while Barrick was slightly higher. Toronto- based Barrick and smaller rival Newmont have considered merging on numerous occasions in the past two decades.

  • April 28- Comcast Corp said it would shed 3.9 million video customers as part of its proposed $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable Inc, with Charter Communications buying 1.4 million.