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  • Two cruise lines come together in $3.025B deal Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 8:26 AM ET
    Norwegian Cruise Lines ship Norwegian Dawn.

    Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings is acquiring Prestige Cruises International for $3.025 billion in cash and stock.

  • Time Warner Cable goes dark; gradually comes back Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 7:27 AM ET

    Time Warner Cable is experiencing multiple outages nationwide, the company said on Wednesday, but did not specify the nature of the problem.

  • How Burger King can avoid a brand backlash Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 2:14 PM ET
    A Burger King restaurant in San Francisco.

    Here are key things Burger King needs to focus on to avoid a customer backlash over its proposed Tim Hortons merger, says brand expert Leeann Leahy.

  • Here's how you stop a BK from going to Canada Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 12:43 PM ET
    Burger King Tim Hortons restaurants merger

    Here's how you incentivize companies to do business in the US, not head to Canada like BK, says Michael Yoshikami.

  • DISH petitions FCC to deny Comcast-TWC merger Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 10:10 AM ET
    A Comcast truck is seen parked at one of their centers in Pompano Beach, Florida.

    Among the potential harms that DISH identified in the merger are "discriminatory data caps," and "restriction of third-party online rights."

  • Buffett greases $11B Burger King-Tim Hortons deal Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 9:11 AM ET
    Burger King acquires Tim Hortons.

    Burger King Worldwide confirmed plans to acquire Tim Hortons, with billionaire Warren Buffett helping to finance the deal.

  • Why the Amazon-Twitch deal makes sense   Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 7:33 PM ET
    Amazon-Twitch deal 'makes sense': Analyst

    Amazon's acquisition of Twitch can help the firm to better engage consumers, says Edward Williams, Analyst at BMO Capital Markets.

  • Tax savings spur Tim Hortons-Burger King talks Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 1:17 PM ET
    A Burger King restaurant in San Francisco.

    The companies confirmed late on Sunday that they were discussing a takeover of Tim Hortons by Burger King.

  • Activist investor presses Ann Taylor for sale Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 1:11 PM ET
    An Ann Taylor store in Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania

    An activist investor urged Ann to sell itself, failing which each of the company's board members should buy back stock as a "sign of confidence."

  • US tax burden not as heavy as it looks, report says Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    The American tax code’s loopholes result in effective rates that make corporations more competitive than their competitors based overseas, not less.

  • In Silicon Valley, deals must meet toothbrush test Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 7:37 AM ET
    Silicon Valley encompasses all of the Santa Clara Valley, including the San Jose (pictured).

    Companies like Google, Facebook and Cisco Systems are employing unorthodox new criteria to size up their deal targets.

  • Growth through deal-making   Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 4:37 PM ET
    Growth through deal-making

    Michael Nemeroff, Vedder Price, and the "Closing Bell" panel discuss growth opportunities provided by mergers and acquisitions.

  • Future of MLPs   Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 4:15 PM ET
    Future of MLPs

    Kinder Morgan struck a $44 billion deal to merge its MLPs. Chris Faulkner, Breitling Energy, says the MLP market will still be attractive to investors following this "unique" story. John Spallanzani, GFI Group, provides perspective.

  • Parade of mergers: for better or for worse? Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 8:36 AM ET

    The M&A wave could be a harbinger of a booming economy...or a collection of last-minute attempts to beat higher debt rates. NYT reports.

  • 21st Century Fox withdraws Time Warner offer Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 5:53 PM ET
    Pedestrians walk past the Time Warner Center in New York. 21st Century Fox withdraws offer for Time Warner on Aug. 5th, 2014.

    Time Warner shares fell more than 12 percent in after-market trading on the announcement.

  • Fox: TWX board & mgmt. refused to explore offer   Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 4:35 PM ET
    Fox: TWX board & mgmt. refused to explore offer

    21st Century Fox has withdrawn its offer to buy Time Warner. CNBC's David Faber and Kate Kelly provide prospective.

  • Buying TWX: Pro   Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 4:35 PM ET
    Buying TWX: Pro

    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.

  • Pedestrians walk past the Time Warner Center in New York. 21st Century Fox withdraws offer for Time Warner on Aug. 5th, 2014.

    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.

  • T-Mobile to reject $15 billion Iliad offer Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 2:07 PM ET

    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.

  • Megamergers in focus as TWX, Fox report earnings Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 11:48 AM ET
    The Time Warner Center in New York City.

    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.