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  • 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.

  • By Taiga Uranaka and Noriyuki Hirata. TOKYO, March 4- Japanese regulators are increasing the pressure on regional banks to consolidate, worried that shrinking populations outside the nation's major cities will leave lenders too weak to stand on their own.

  • March 3- Men's Wearhouse Inc said it had entered into a non-disclosure agreement with Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc and received a draft merger agreement from the smaller company. A. Bank rejected Men's Wearhouse's revised $1.78 billion takeover offer last week, but said it would be willing to discuss a higher bid. Men's Wearhouse raised its cash tender offer to Jos.

  • March 3- Men's Wearhouse Inc said it had entered into a non-disclosure agreement with Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc and received a draft merger agreement from the smaller company.

  • 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.

  • Motorola FAIL: What Google needs to learn Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 3:00 PM ET
    Motorola Droid 4 smartphone.

    Some people gave Google a pass on the failed Motorola experiment because they're rich and powerful but here's the lesson they need to learn, says Jon Fortt.

  • AB InBev snaps up leading South Korea brewer Monday, 20 Jan 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    The maker of Budweiser has agreed to repurchase South Korea's Oriental Breweries from private equity firms for $5.8 billion.

  • Wolves of Wall St can sharpen M&A teeth on new app Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 3:47 PM ET

    A new app that lets players buy, sell and merge corporations across nine major industrial sectors became available on Thursday for iPhones and iPads.