*Europe shares dip off lows as Vivendi weighs. China rate cut helps lift Asian equities, gold. LONDON, March 2- European shares slipped from seven-year highs on Monday, weighed down by merger activity in the telecoms sector, while Asian stocks edged up after China cut interest rates at the weekend.» Read More
Time Warner shares fell more than 12 percent in after-market trading on the announcement.
21st Century Fox has withdrawn its offer to buy Time Warner. CNBC's David Faber and Kate Kelly provide prospective.
Providing insight into 21st Century Fox's withdrawal of its offer to buy Time Warner and opportunities it provides for investors, with Daniel Salmon, BMO Capital Markets; Rich Tullo, Albert Fried and Company; and CNBC contributor Carol Roth.
CNBC's Dominic Chu reports 21st Century Fox has pulled its bid to buy Time Warner. Fox says Time Warner board and management refused to engage with the company to explore its offer.
The offer by Iliad for T-Mobile is set to be rejected by the US firm having failed to meet the value put on the business by Telekom, FT reports.
With earnings from Time Warner and Twenty-First Century Fox this week, investors will be listening for what the reports mean for a potential deal.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin shines a spotlight on media companies ahead of reporting quarterly numbers.
Susan Cameron is confident regulators will allow the tobacco giant to acquire Lorillard for $24.7 billion.
Allergan sued Valeant Pharmaceuticals and Pershing Square Capital, alleging both acted inappropriately in their hostile $53 billion bid.
French telecoms operator Iliad has made a $15 billion bid to purchase more than half of T-Mobile USA, countering an earlier offer by Sprint.
Dissecting the consolidation of Dollar Tree and Family Dollar, with Gene Urcan, Cappello Group, and the "Closing Bell" panel.
Activist investor Carl Icahn said he is hopeful more potential buyers will surface for Family Dollar.
SodaStream International is in talks with a firm about taking the company private, Bloomberg reported on Thursday.
CIT Group is buying regional bank OneWest Bank in a $3.4 billion cash-and-stock deal.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Worldwide merger and acquisition activity has reached $2 trillion so far this year, up 75 percent from last year, according to Thomson Reuters data.
After 21st Century Fox's failed bid to acquire Time Warner, the question arises as to what other media giants are now in play for purchase?
The bear case for stocks is easy, but it's the bull case that may win out this summer, analysts say.
General Electric is in talks to sell its century-old household appliances business for as much as $2.5 billion, Bloomberg reported.
Twenty-First Century Fox made an $80 billion takeover bid in recent weeks for Time Warner but was rebuffed, sources said. The New York Times reports.