July 22- Omnicom Group Inc, the No.1 U.S. advertising company, said it was sticking with its annual organic revenue growth target, showing little effect from its aborted $35 billion merger with France's Publicis Groupe. Omnicom shares, which have gained 9 percent since the deal fell apart in May, rose as much as 1.4 percent on Tuesday.» Read More
*AstraZeneca rallies 15 pct as Pfizer says to buy firm. PARIS, April 28- European stocks rose on Monday as merger and acquisition moves in the pharmaceuticals sector and forecast-beating results from Germany's Bayer outweighed the impact of tensions in Ukraine.
April 28- Comcast Corp said it would sell businesses resulting in a loss of 3.9 million video customers as part of its proposed $45.2 billion merger with Time Warner Cable Inc..
ZURICH, April 28- Holcim said there was strong interest in the market for assets it must sell to get the go-ahead for its merger with France's Lafarge, as foreign currency swings weighed on its first-quarter results.
ZURICH, April 28- Swiss cement maker Holcim Ltd posted a 9 percent rise in first-quarter operating profit on Monday, bearing the fruits of a cost-cutting programme as it prepares to merge with French rival Lafarge SA.
Goodman Fielder said it has received a A$1.3 billion ($1.2 billion) bid from Wilmar International but that the offer undervalues the company.
District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly said the settlement, which required American to sell takeoff and landing rights at airports in the New York and Washington areas and airport gates in five other cities, was "within the reaches of the public interest." In Washington, the Justice Department's Antitrust Division welcomed the decision.
In August, the U.S. Justice Department sued to block the merger of AMR Corp and US Airways, saying it would hurt consumers by leading to higher airfares. Several states including Arizona and Texas joined the lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
General Electric is in talks with Alstom to take over its global power business. A deal could be announced in days, two sources said.
Medical device maker Zimmer Holdings said it would buy orthopedic products company Biomet to broaden its portfolio of products that treat bone and joint-related disorders.
PARIS, April 24- European shares rose in early trade on Thursday, recouping most of the previous session's losses, with Alstom surging on merger and acquisition talk. Shares in the French firm jumped 16 percent following a report saying General Electric was in talks to buy the French turbine and train maker.
April 23- The disagreements around the spin-out of certain assets that had snagged merger talks between Barrick Gold Corp and its rival, Newmont Mining Corp, have been resolved but talks are at a standstill for now, said three sources familiar with the matter on Wednesday.
Drugmakers eager to satisfy shareholders are wheeling, dealing, and in one case even making trades like a pro sports team looking to shake up its roster.
Comcast may divest about 4 million subscribers after its merger with Time Warner Cable and may sell a portion to Charter Communications.
April 22- Comcast may divest about 4 million subscribers after its merger with Time Warner Cable and is working to reach an accord to sell a portion of those customers to Charter Communications, a source familiar with the matter said Tuesday.
CNBC's Patti Domm discusses the amount of merger activity happening this week with a big three-way deal in the drug industry, and the $46 billion bid by Valeant and activist Bill Ackman for Allergan.
Walgreen's pending acquisition of Alliance Boots can mean lower taxes and a better company, according to activist investor Barry Rosenstein.
"Shark Tank" investor Kevin O'Leary discusses recent mergers between pharmaceutical companies.
*U.S. revenue rises 4 pct at Omnicom, 5 pct at Interpublic. *Omnicom 1st- qtr revenue $3.50 bln vs est $3.48 bln. April 22- Omnicom Group Inc, the No. 1 U.S. advertising company, said it was unable to predict when its $35.1 billion merger with France's Publicis Groupe SA would close as the deal was yet to win some key approvals.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals and Bill Ackman are proposing a cash-and-stock deal for Allergan that could be worth about $45 billion.
Netflix announced it intends to raise its membership price for new subscribers, and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings remarked on the proposed Comcast and Time Warner Cable deal during the webcast, with the "Squawk Box" crew.