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  • *Glencore approached Rio Tinto about a merger in July. *Rio says no talks with Glencore after rejecting bid. MELBOURNE/ LONDON, Oct 7- Rio Tinto has rejected a takeover approach from smaller rival Glencore Plc, snubbing a blockbuster deal that would have created a $160 billion mining and commodities trading giant.

  • *Glencore approached Rio Tinto about a merger in July. *No further talks with Glencore after rejecting bid-Rio. MELBOURNE, Oct 7- Rio Tinto rejected a merger approach from smaller rival Glencore Plc to create a $160 billion mining and trading giant in August just as the price of its most profitable product, iron ore, slid toward a five-year low.

  • Glencore's Rio Tinto bid a 'smart move': Pro  Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 3:00 AM ET

    Jessica Ground, U.K. equities fund manager at Schroders, says Glencore's merger bid for Rio Tinto was a "smart move" as it would give it access to the iron ore market.

  • Rio Tinto rejected Glencore merger bid  Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 1:05 AM ET

    Rio Tinto rejected a merger approach from rival Glencore in August, the miner said on Tuesday. CNBC's anchors discuss what it means for the sector.

  • *Glencore approached Rio Tinto about a merger in July. *No further talks with Glencore after rejecting bid-Rio. MELBOURNE, Oct 7- Rio Tinto rejected a merger approach from smaller rival Glencore Plc to create a $160 billion mining and trading giant in August just as the price of its most profitable product, iron ore, hit a five-year low.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 3- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Friday it paused its "shot-clock" on the review of the proposed $45 billion merger between the two largest U.S. cable providers, Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc.. The FCC, which will determine whether the deal is in the public interest, said it is stopping its informal 180- day clock to review...

  • Bingham is in talks to combine with Morgan, Lewis& Bockius of Philadelphia in a deal that could be approved as soon as this month, and Bingham could file for bankruptcy if the deal doesn't go through, management has told people at the firm. In a firm meeting last week, Bingham managing partner Steven Browne told partners that the firm was exploring other options...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 3- Shares of Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd were higher in premarket trading on Friday, up 3.2 percent to $156 in heavy volume. Separately, Credit Suisse upgraded the stock to "neutral" from "underperform" and raised its price target to $155 from $139. Futures snapshot at 0814 EDT:.

  • Going in through back door for M&A deal profits Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Mergers have hit a level not seen since the financial crisis, and there is a way for investors to profit from the M&A frenzy—in one trade.

  • Raleigh, North Carolina- based Salix, which makes drugs for gastrointestinal disorders, said in July it would merge with Cosmo's Irish subsidiary, a deal that would allow Salix to move its tax domicile abroad in a practice known as inversion. The development path of the pipeline continued in the meantime, so this termination has no effect on value creation, "said...

  • Bingham is in talks to combine with Morgan, Lewis& Bockius of Philadelphia in a deal that could be approved as soon as this month, and Bingham could file for bankruptcy if the deal doesn't go through, management has told people at the firm. In a firm meeting last week, Bingham managing partner Steven Browne told partners that the firm was exploring other options...

  • Oct 3- Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd and Cosmo Pharmaceuticals SpA said they have terminated their merger agreement, citing a "changed political environment." Raleigh, North Carolina- based Salix, which makes drugs for gastrointestinal disorders, said in July it would merge with Cosmo's Irish subsidiary, a deal that would allow Salix to move its tax domicile abroad...

  • If AOL and Yahoo merge—who would be the best CEO? Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Marissa Mayer and Tim Armstrong.

    If AOL and Yahoo were to merge, who would make the best CEO: Marissa Mayer or Tim Armstrong?

  • ZURICH, Sept 30- Cement makers Holcim and Lafarge are stepping up plans to shed assets in order to win clearance from competition regulators for their planned mega-merger, including possibly spinning them off into a new company.

  • Sept 29- Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved an expanded use of its constipation treatment. Salix, which is merging with Cosmo Pharmaceuticals SpA's Irish subsidiary, is in talks with Allergan Inc and Actavis Plc about a potential sale, sources have told Reuters in recent weeks.

  • Yahoo with AOL: An idea for revival—or stagnation? Sunday, 28 Sep 2014 | 11:09 AM ET

    Investors are revisiting one of the most-speculated Web combinations after the firms came under pressure to merge.

  • Sept 28- A proposed merger of Internet pioneers AOL Inc and Yahoo Inc could create a nimbler player in Web video, but strong growth, the measure of success in Silicon Valley, would remain elusive. Investors are revisiting one of the most speculated Internet combinations, after activist investor Starboard on Friday pressured Yahoo to merge with AOL.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, Sept 26- Activist investor Starboard Value LP said on Friday it has acquired a "significant" stake in Yahoo Inc and urged the Internet company to explore a merger with AOL Inc.. Shares of Yahoo rose 4.4 percent to close at $40.60, while AOL jumped 3.7 percent to $44.55, both on Nasdaq.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 26- Activist investor Starboard Value LP said on Friday it has acquired a "significant" stake in Yahoo Inc and urged the Internet company to explore a merger with AOL Inc..

  • UPDATE 1-Two U.S. home loan banks agree to merge Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 3:31 PM ET

    Sept 25- The Des Moines and Seattle Federal Home Loan Banks agreed on Thursday to merge in a move that, if approved by their regulator and members, would result in an entity with nearly $120 billion in assets.