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  • *Weir dropped bid for Metso this week. *Omnicom and Publicis cancelled merger plan. LONDON, May 30- Investors looking for big merger-driven gains on Europe's stock markets this year are having to temper their expectations after a number of multi-billion euro deals have fizzled out.

  • Who stand to win from Apple-Beats deal?     Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 11:24 PM ET

    Bob O'Donnell, Founder and Chief Analyst at Technalysis Research, outlines what Apple stands to benefit from its purchase of Beats Electronics.

  • CNBC anchor turns rapper on Apple-Beats deal     Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 9:54 PM ET
    Jimmy Lovine and Dr Dre, co-founders of Beats.

    CNBC's Sri Jegarajah breaks down the Apple-Beats deal in a unique rap.

  • Did Apple-Beats deal come a little too late?     Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 7:41 PM ET

    Alex Gauna, MD & Senior Research Analyst at JMP Securities, outlines the doubts he has about Apple's acquisition of Beats Electronics.

  • Apple-Beats deal is all about streaming: Pro     Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 7:06 PM ET

    Daniel Wiener, CEO, Adviser Investments, describes how the acquisition of Beats Electronics may give Apple a boost in the music-streaming space.

  • *Telefonica's German deal could be set similar conditions. BRUSSELS, May 28- Hong Kong- based Hutchison Whampoa got the approval of the European Union's competition authority on Wednesday for its $1 billion bid for Telefonica's Irish mobile business in a case that could set the regulatory tone for Telefonica's bigger pending German merger deal.

  • *Hillshire Brands shares soar after Pilgrim's Pride bid. NEW YORK, May 27- U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday as the S&P 500 scored a second straight record close, buoyed by the latest round of merger activity and as expectations for rate cuts by the European Central Bank stoked investors' appetite for equities.

  • *Hillshire Brands shares soar after Pilgrim's Pride bid. NEW YORK, May 27- U.S. stocks advanced on Tuesday after the S&P 500 touched a record high, buoyed by the latest round of merger activity and as expectations for rate cuts at the European Central Bank stoked investors' appetite for equities.

  • WASHINGTON, May 27- U.S. regulators should challenge the proposed $45 billion merger of the two largest American cable providers, Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc, the New York Times said in an editorial in Tuesday's newspaper.

  • *Hillshire Brands shares jump after Pilgrim's Pride bid. *Cisco shares up on Deutsche Bank upgrade, price target hike. NEW YORK, May 27- U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday with the S&P 500 hitting a fresh record high supported by merger activity and as expectations for rate cuts at the European Central Bank stoked bids for equities.

  • *Hillshire Brands shares jump after Pilgrim's Pride bid. *Cisco shares up on Deutsche Bank upgrade, price target hike. *Aeropostale jumps after it secures $150 mln credit facility.

  • US STOCKS-Futures up on ECB hopes, merger activity Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 7:51 AM ET

    *Hillshire Brands shares jump after Pilgrim's Pride bid. NEW YORK, May 27- U.S. stock index futures rose on Tuesday, ahead of a data-heavy session, as expectations for rates cuts by the European Central Bank stoked bids for equities even as the benchmark S&P 500 index closed at a record on Friday.

  • Pilgrim's Pride offers to buy Hillshire Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 7:10 AM ET
    Packages of Sara Lee Corp. Hillshire Farm deli meat are displayed for sale in a supermarket in Princeton, Illinois.

    Pilgrim's Pride is offering to acquire meat producer Hillshire Brands in a deal worth about $5.52 billion.

  • European shares buoyed by merger hopes Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 3:22 AM ET

    EDINBURGH, May 27- European shares edged higher on Tuesday, supported by hopes for more mergers and acquisitions activity that helped UK shares outperform mainland Europe.

  • Emilia Falcetti, Analyst, Japan Healthcare Equity Research at Cantor Fitzgerald, discusses whether Asian pharmaceuticals will follow their global peers in "ditching the diversification model."

  • Partners at 1,300- lawyer Squire Sanders voted on Friday, after 300- lawyer Patton Boggs, known for its lobbying presence in Washington, D.C., had earlier approved the combination.

  • NEW YORK, May 23- The law firms Squire Sanders and Patton Boggs said on Friday they had agreed to combine, striking a deal that is expected to save Patton Boggs from growing financial strain. In a news release, the two firms said they would begin operating under the name Squire Patton Boggs effective June 1.

  • May 22- The fate of the proposed merger of law firms Patton Boggs and Squire Sanders appeared uncertain on Thursday after Squire Sanders halted voting on approving the tie-up. The deal was held up because of concerns over the role of Patton Boggs in a legal battle between Chevron Corp and a group of Ecuadorean villagers, a source close to the deal told Reuters.

  • Two days ago, partners from the 300- lawyer Patton Boggs voted on the proposed merger with the 1,300- lawyer Squire Sanders. Neither Patton Boggs managing partner Edward Newberry, who would be co-managing partner of the new firm, nor James Maiwurm, chairman of Squire Sanders, responded to requests for comment.

  • Lorillard down amid merger talks     Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 9:33 AM ET

    The "Squawk on the Street" crew weigh in on the potential merger between tobacco companies Reynolds American and Lorillard.