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  • 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.

  • 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...