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  • Comcast nears subscriber deal with Charter Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 1:32 AM ET
    A Comcast truck in Pompano Beach, Florida

    Comcast may divest about 4 million subscribers after its merger with Time Warner Cable and may sell a portion to Charter Communications.

  • Merger mania sweeps Wall Street     Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    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.

  • Activist Jana sees opportunities in this stock Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 4:07 PM ET
    Barry Rosenstein, founder and managing partner of Jana Partners

    Walgreen's pending acquisition of Alliance Boots can mean lower taxes and a better company, according to activist investor Barry Rosenstein.

  • Show me accretive pharma: O'Leary     Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 4:06 PM ET

    "Shark Tank" investor Kevin O'Leary discusses recent mergers between pharmaceutical companies.

  • Valeant, Ackman stage $45 bln bid for Allergan Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 9:12 AM ET
    Bill Ackman

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals and Bill Ackman are proposing a cash-and-stock deal for Allergan that could be worth about $45 billion.

  • Netflix's objections to TWC/Comcast deal     Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 6:05 AM ET

    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.

  • Pharma M&A is back—Can it cure the sector’s ills? Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 4:35 AM ET

    Pharmaceutical industry observers have been waiting for a rush of deals for months - and they might have finally arrived.

  • Pfizer held talks with AstraZeneca: Reports     Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 12:46 AM ET

    CNBC's Catherine Boyle discusses reports that U.S. drugmaker Pfizer held informal talks with pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca about a takeover bid.

  • Sculley: Alibaba to remain active in M&A     Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 11:36 PM ET

    John Sculley, former Apple CEO and Managing Partner at Inflexionpoint, expects Alibaba to push on with its buying spree after listing in the U.S.

  • Diageo launches tender offer for 26% of United Spirits Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 1:17 AM ET
    Bottles of United Spirits Ltd. McDowell Signature, clockwise from top, Royal Challenge, and Antiquity whiskeys are displayed on the shelves of a liquor store in Chandigarh, Punjab, India.

    Global drinks firm Diageo on Tuesday announced the launch of a tender offer to acquire up to 26 percent more in India's United Spirits.

  • Digital disruption changing world: Fmr. TWC CEO     Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 3:17 PM ET

    Former Time Warner CEO Gerald Levin, gives his strong support for the merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Right now we're in an explosion of programming. Let these companies have the opportunity to create new businesses, says Levin.

  • Australian retailer agrees to Woolworth's takeover bid Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 12:50 AM ET
    Pedestrians walk past a David Jones Ltd. department store in the central business district of Melbourne, Australia.

    South African retailer Woolworths Holdings is set to buy Australia's second-largest department store David Jones for $2 billion,.

  • How activist investors influence M&A     Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 8:16 AM ET

    Michael Carr, Goldman Sachs M&A group in the Americas, shares his thoughts on the role of activists in deal making and the outlook for mergers and acquisitions.

  • 'Poison Pill' inventor targets activism     Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 7:34 AM ET

    Activism in the long-term is not only bad for shareholders but also bad for the economy as a whole, says Martin Lipton, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, expressing his views on shareholder activism. Also Lipton shares his thoughts on the two categories of hedge fund activism.

  • Your guide to understanding 4 mega-deals     Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 6:30 AM ET

    It's been a robust 12 months of mergers and buyouts. Here's an inside look at four high-profile deals from Facebook-WhatsApp to Warren Buffett's involvement with Heinz.

  • Visionary or looney? Zuckerberg on a spending spree Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 6:49 AM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook

    Facebook's buy of virtual reality headset maker Oculus is prompting some to wonder if CEO Zuckerberg is already living in an alternate reality.

  • Cerberus confirms Safeway deal worth more than $9B Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 5:14 PM ET
    Customers leave a Safeway store on March 5, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

    Private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management on Thursday confirmed a deal purchase grocery store chain Safeway for more than $9 billion.

  • Ukraine looms as markets push toward new highs Friday, 28 Feb 2014 | 5:55 PM ET
    Soldiers guard the Crimean parliament in Simferopol next to a sign that reads: "Crimea Russia."

    While the markets are hoping to see a March thaw, reports of February data in the week ahead may show the economy is still feeling a bit chilled.

  • M&A deals rise as risk appetite increases     Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 7:49 AM ET

    Peter Weinberg, Perella Weinberg Partners, weighs in on recent mergers and acquisitions, from Facebook buying WhatsApp for $16 billion to Comcast's $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable, and discusses the role of the activist investor. I don't know a company now that isn't focused on activists, says Weinberg.

  • Facebook+WhatsApp, a bold move in mobile war: Pro Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 9:18 AM ET

    Facebook's $16 billion purchase of WhatsApp launches an audacious salvo in the new war for time spent on mobile devices, tech analyst Richard Greenfield tells CNBC.