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  • Dollar General acquisition would be a 'big deal'   Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 5:40 AM ET
    Dollar General acquisition would be a 'big deal'

    The potential Dollar General purchase of Family Dollar would be a "big deal" in the retail space, especially for investors, says Patrick McKeever, managing director and senior equity analyst at MKM Partners.

  • *CNNC and CGN pooling resources to compete globally. Plans have already been submitted to the State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission to merge the China National Nuclear Corporation with the China General Nuclear Power Corporation, said Xu Lianyi, a former government official and industry consultant. "The merger between CGN and CNNC...

  • Plans have already been submitted to the State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission to merge the China National Nuclear Corporation with the China General Nuclear Power Corporation, said Xu Lianyi, a former government official and industry consultant. "The merger between CGN and CNNC is inevitable," said Xu, speaking on the sidelines of an...

  • European shares gain on ECB stimulus bets; Greece leads Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 9:57 AM ET

    *Greece, Spain, Italy lead rally ahead of ECB meeting. *Telenor, TeliaSonera rally after deal to merge units. LONDON, Dec 3- European stocks rose on Wednesday, led by shares in Greece, Italy and Spain, as investors bet the European Central Bank would signal further economic stimulus at a policy meeting on Thursday.

  • Dealmaking is only in the 5th inning: Schwarzman Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 8:29 AM ET
    Steve Schwarzman, co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Blackstone Group LP.

    Blackstone Group's Steve Schwarzman also tells CNBC: "I don't think the Fed will throw us into a next recession."

  • *Telenor, TeliaSonera rally after unit merger deal. PARIS, Dec 3- European stocks rose in early trading on Wednesday, with Nordic telecom operators Telenor and TeliaSonera rallying after agreeing to merge their Danish operations. Shares in Germany's sportswear firm Adidas AG and food retailer Metro featured among the top losers, hurt by worries over the two...

  • Demand for corporate bonds beats supply   Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 5:30 AM ET
    Demand for corporate bonds beats supply

    Debt-fuelled buybacks and mergers will continue to grow and "intensify" in 2015, says Brian Reynolds, chief market strategist at Rosenblatt Securities.

  • Cypress & Spansion to merge   Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 4:06 PM ET
    Cypress & Spansion to merge

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports Cypress and Spansion are to merge in a $1.6 billion all-stock deal.

  • Altice set to buy Oi's Portugal operations - sources Sunday, 30 Nov 2014 | 4:02 PM ET

    The deal with Oi marks the effective unwinding of Oi's ill-fated merger with Portugal Telecom, which hit the rocks earlier this year when the Portuguese side lost hundreds of millions of euros in the country's Espirito Santo banking scandal. Altice already owns two small cable companies in Portugal and buying the former state-owned monopoly Portugal...

  • *Coke to buy SABMiller some non-alcoholic brands. *SABMiller says merger to save soft drink expansion spending. JOHANNESBURG, Nov 27- SABMiller and Coca-Cola will combine the operations which mix, bottle and distribute their soft drinks in Africa, creating a group with sales of $2.9 billion and ambitions to corner a fast-growing market.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 26- Medtronic Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Dublin- based Covidien Plc on condition that it sell its drug-coated balloon catheter business, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday. Medtronic and Covidien shareholders will vote on the merger on Jan. 6. Medtronic is the world's largest stand-alone medical device maker, with a...

  • Why a Glencore-Rio Tinto merger makes sense   Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 10:25 PM ET
    Why a Glencore-Rio Tinto merger makes sense

    Scott Philips, Advisor at The Motley Fool, says a merger between Rio Tinto and Glencore makes sense but warns that the deal will be riskier for Glencore.

  • *RenaissanceRe to buy Platinum for $1.9 bln. NEW YORK, Nov 24- U.S. stocks rose on Monday, with major indexes hitting fresh records on the back of multiple merger deals and hopes that China will take further accommodative monetary policy action. "The carry-over effect from China, taken with the fact that the U.S. is pretty healthy, and you have a market with a bias to...

  • *Oil regains some lost ground ahead of OPEC meeting. NEW YORK, Nov 24- U.S. stocks opened higher on Monday, extending a global equity rally in Asia and Europe fueled by merger activity and signals that central banks were willing to step further into the economic breach to support growth and inflation. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi also looked to be...

  • Starz exploring sale of its business: Report Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 10:16 AM ET
    The screening room at the Starz Denver Film Festival.

    Pay-TV channel Starz is seeking as much as $5 billion in a potential sale, the New York Post reports.

  • *RenaissanceRe to buy Platinum for $1.9 bln. NEW YORK, Nov 24- U.S. stocks rose on Monday, with major indexes hitting fresh records on the back of multiple merger deals and hopes that China will take further accommodative monetary policy action. "The carry-over effect from China, taken with the fact that the U.S. is pretty healthy, and you have a market with a bias to...

  • *RenaissanceRe to buy Platinum for $1.9 bln. NEW YORK, Nov 24- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Monday, indicating that major indexes would move further into record territory on the back of multiple merger deals and hopes that China will take further accommodative monetary policy action. Equities closed a fifth straight week of advances Friday,...

  • US STOCKS-Futures rise, boosted by merger activity Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 8:14 AM ET

    *RenaissanceRe to buy Platinum for $1.9 bln. NEW YORK, Nov 24- U.S. stock index futures rose on Monday, indicating that major indexes would move further into record territory, on the back of multiple merger deals and hopes that China will take further accommodative monetary policy action. Equities closed a fifth straight week of advances Friday, with the Dow and S&P...

  • Mega-mergers are popular again on Wall Street Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 6:47 AM ET

    Deals worth $100 billion on Monday put the Street on pace for a year rivaling the dot-com bubble era and the private equity surge just before the financial crisis.

  • Shutterfly buys photo printing app GrooveBook Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:10 PM ET
    Grovebook app

    A photo-printing app that obtained backing through the show "Shark Tank" has been purchased by Shutterfly, according to a report in TechCrunch.