TOKYO, March 6- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a fresh 15- year high on Friday as encouraging comments from the European Central Bank lifted sentiment, but FamilyMart Co fell on news that it was in merger talks with UNY Group Holdings Co. The Nikkei ended 1.2 percent higher at 18,971.00 points, its best closing level since April 2000. FamilyMart dropped 2.2...» Read More
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The "Squawk on the Street" crew weigh in on the potential merger between tobacco companies Reynolds American and Lorillard.
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Comcast's plan to merge with Time Warner Cable is expected to face criticism when U.S. lawmakers meet for a second time to discuss the deal.
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Employees at Pfizer Inc's U.S. research centers may want to dust off their resumes if the company's proposed acquisition of Britain's AstraZeneca comes to fruition.
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Wells Fargo's Bonnie Herzog thinks a Lorillard-Reynolds merger would make a profitable combination, reports CNBC's David Faber.