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  • Kurt Hallead, RBS Capital Markets analyst, breaks down details of the deal between the oil services companies and which shareholders came out on top.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 2200 GMT / 5 PM ET Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 4:46 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama defends the transparency of his signature healthcare law after a White House adviser on the reform said the law passed, in part, because of the "stupidity" of American voters. ALLERGAN, ACTAVIS NEAR DEAL, ANNOUNCEMENT AS EARLY AS MONDAY. NEW YORK- Allergan nears a deal to merge with Actavis Plc, with an announcement coming as soon as...

  • Nov 16- Allergan Inc is near a deal to merge with Actavis Plc, with an agreement to be announced as soon as Monday, according to a person familiar with the matter. Actavis is likely to pay Allergan between $210 and $220 per share, according to the source. Actavis and Allergan declined to comment.

  • Nov 14- Oilfield services provider Halliburton Co is seeking to replace the board of smaller peer Baker Hughes Inc, as merger talks between the companies stalled. Baker Hughes said late on Friday that it had rejected Halliburton's initial proposal, which was made more than a month ago, in a deal that would create $2 billion in synergies after divestitures.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 14- Talks that could lead to oilfield services provider Halliburton Co buying rival Baker Hughes Inc may herald increased deal-making in the energy business as companies bet on a protracted drop in oil prices, industry bankers said. The Baker Hughes/ Halliburton talks have stalled after the companies weren't able to agree on issues including...

  • Nov 14- The proposed merger of oilfield service companies Halliburton Co and Baker Hughes Inc would create a serious challenger to Schlumberger NV in international markets and cement the two companies' dominance in North America. A combined Halliburton-Baker Hughes would have combined revenue of about $52 billion, based on 2013 results, outstripping...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 14- National CineMedia and Screenvision LLC have agreed to put their proposed merger on hold until a court rules on a U.S. government lawsuit that claims it would create a movie advertising monopoly, a lawyer for National CineMedia said Friday. "We have agreed that the defendants will not close the transaction pending the decision of the court," said...

  • *Baker Hughes confirms merger talks with Halliburton. *Geron jumps on licensing deal with Johnson& Johnson. NEW YORK, Nov 14- U.S. stocks opened flat on Friday, with the S&P on track for a fourth straight weekly advance, after data on retail sales and ahead of a report on consumer sentiment.

  • *Baker Hughes confirms merger talks with Halliburton. *Geron jumps on licensing deal with Johnson& Johnson. NEW YORK, Nov 14- U.S. stock index were set to open little changed on Friday, with the S&P on track for a fourth straight weekly advance, after data on retail sales and ahead of a report on consumer sentiment.

  • *Baker Hughes confirms merger talks with Halliburton. *Geron jumps on licensing deal with Johnson& Johnson. *The Thomson Reuters/ University of Michigan preliminary November reading on consumer sentiment is expected later in the session at 9:55 a.m. Expectations call for a reading of 87.5 versus the final October reading of 86.9.

  • Kurt Hallead, RBC Capital Markets, discusses the proposed $67 billion merger between oil behemoths Halliburton and Baker Hughes and the possible antitrust issues it's likely to run into as oil prices head lower.

  • HOUSTON/ NEW YORK Nov 13- Oilfield services provider Baker Hughes Inc said on Thursday it is in preliminary merger talks with its larger rival Halliburton Co, though any potential deal would likely face antitrust concerns. Two people familiar with the matter, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Halliburton was looking to buy Baker Hughes, in what would be...

  • Nov 13- Oilfield services provider Halliburton Co and rival Baker Hughes Inc are in preliminary talks on a potential merger, Baker Hughes said in a statement on Thursday. The statement said the discussions "may or may not lead to any transaction" but two people familiar with the matter said Halliburton was in talks to buy Baker Hughes. "Baker Hughes Incorporated...

  • Baker Hughes says in deal talks with Halliburton Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 4:43 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Oilfield-services provider Baker Hughes Inc. said Thursday it is talks with rival Halliburton Co. about a potential merger. It came after The Wall Street Journal reported that Halliburton was in talks to buy Baker Hughes. Combined, Halliburton and Baker Hughes would be slightly larger by revenue than Schlumberger, and hold an even larger advantage...

  • Nov 12- Merger talks between Allergan Inc and white knight Actavis Plc are focused on narrowing a gap of about $3 billion between what has been offered and what is wanted, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday. Actavis is willing to pay around $200 per share, or $60 billion, while Allergan wants more than $210 per share, Bloomberg said. The amended laws now include a...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 12- At least two top-10 Yahoo Inc shareholders are so unhappy with Chief Executive Marissa Mayer's turnaround efforts that they are making a direct plea to AOL Inc CEO Tim Armstrong to explore a merger and run the combined company. Their move follows an activist campaign by hedge fund Starboard Value LP, which is pushing Yahoo to consider a deal with...

  • Obama sparks fears over Comcast-Time Warner deal Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 12:26 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Obama's push for net neutrality has investors worried that Comcast will walk away from its bid for Time Warner Cable.

  • LISBON, Nov 11- Brazil telecom company Oi issued a tough rejection of a bid for its merger partner Portugal Telecom on Tuesday, saying Angolan entrepreneur Isabel dos Santos' offer, which would prevent Oi from selling assets to a rival party, was "unacceptable." Dos Santos launched the bid for Portugal Telecom, a holding company with a 25.7 percent stake in the...

  • LISBON, Nov 10- Brazilian telecom company Oi said on Monday it would push ahead with plans to take over the operational assets of Portugal Telecom, dismissing a gambit by Angolan businesswoman Isabel dos Santos that could scupper the deal. Oi announced last year a deal to merge with Portugal Telecom's phone and cable TV networks. But dos Santos, who is listed by...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 9- American Airlines Group Inc flight attendants narrowly rejected a joint labor contract on Sunday, in a defeat following the merger of American and the former US Airways last year that brought together a combined workforce of some 24,500 U.S.-based stewards. The contract was defeated by 16 votes, according to the Association of Professional...