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  • WASHINGTON, March 19- Florida is part of a "multistate group" that will join the U.S. Justice Department in evaluating if Comcast Corp's plan to merge with Time Warner Cable Inc. is legal under U.S. antitrust law, Florida said in a statement to Reuters.

  • WASHINGTON, March 18- If anyone should find it odd that a Japanese distillery was planning to merge with a U.S. bourbon brand steeped in the history of the American South, the answer could be found on a cocktail menu. Prices for bourbon, a type of whiskey distilled from at least 51 percent corn, have risen faster than inflation in the United States for years.

  • March 11- One of the top executives of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc has raised questions about Comcast's potential dominance of the U.S. broadband Internet market if regulators allow its $45.2 billion merger with Time Warner Cable to be completed.

  • WASHINGTON, March 11- Japan's SoftBank Corp CEO, Masayoshi Son, said another meeting is necessary with U.S. regulators who have so far given him a cold shoulder on a potential merger between Son's Sprint Corp and its competitor T-Mobile US Inc..

  • March 11- One of the top executives of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc has raised questions about Comcast's potential dominance of the U.S. broadband Internet market if regulators allow its $45.2 billion merger with Time Warner Cable to be completed.

  • March 11- One of the top executives of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc has raised questions about Comcast's potential dominance of the U.S. broadband Internet market if regulators allow its $45.2 billion merger with Time Warner Cable to be completed.

  • March 11- Japan's SoftBank Corp is still trying to buy T-Mobile US Inc and merge it with its U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Corp, SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son said, even though U.S. regulators appear set against a deal.

  • DUBLIN, March 10- U.S. fruit firm Chiquita Brands and Irish rival Fyffes, Europe's largest distributor, have struck an all-stock merger deal to create the world's biggest banana supplier. The global banana market is controlled by four multinationals, according to the United Nations: Chiquita, Fresh Del Monte, Hawaii-founded Dole Food Company and Fyffes.

  • 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.

  • NEW YORK, March 5- Masayoshi Son isn't used to taking no for an answer. It is no secret that Son, known to have threatened self-immolation to get his way in the past, wants to combine Sprint Corp, which Softbank acquired last year, with T-Mobile US Inc as part of his vision to create a global industry leader.

  • March 4- Comcast Corp on Tuesday said its discounted Internet service for low-income families will be available indefinitely, a move that should please U.S. regulators as the company seeks approval for its $45.2 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable.

  • 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.

  • Reading into Facebook-WhatsApp deal     Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Calling the deal "massively overpaid", Rob Enderle, President & Principal Analyst, Enderle Group, says Facebook's purchase of mobile messaging firm WhatsApp is a sign of desperation to retain users.

  • Lucinda Guthrie, deputy global editor at Dealreporter, says companies are carrying out large transactions but fewer of them.

  • What Comcast, TWC deal means for consumers Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 2:45 PM ET
    A Comcast field service technician arrives to install cable service at a residence in Reading, Pa.

    Comcast's planned acquisition of Time Warner Cable may be good news for sports fans; less so for budget-conscious subscribers.

  • Consumer advocacy group rejects Comcast deal     Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 1:16 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports the merger deal between Time Warner Cable and Comcast is raising some red flags for consumers.

  • Comcast to buy Time Warner Cable     Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 1:11 PM ET

    CNBC's David Faber provides insight into the merger between Time Warner Cable and Comcast. CBS' Leslie Moonves looks forward to continuing its relationship with Comcast.

  • Sprint passes $45B hat for T-Mobile: Report Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 3:43 PM ET

    Sprint, considering a bid for T-Mobile, is close to securing debt financing from a clutch of big banks, Dealreporter said.