April 17- Staff attorneys at the Justice Department's antitrust division are nearing a recommendation to block the proposed $45 billion merger of Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. A spokesman for Time Warner Cable questioned the report, saying the company had been working...» Read More
More than a third of companies are planning M&A deals within the next year, according to an Ernst & Young survey of executives across 70 countries.
CNBC's David Faber reports the purchase of Coal Real Estate by American Realty Capital for $11.2 billion.
Cerberus and others are exploring a deal for Safeway, which could potentially shape up to be one of the largest buyouts since the financial crisis.
Lenovo, the world's largest PC maker, is 'actively looking' into bidding on BlackBerry, Dow Jones reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources.
Advance Auto Parts Inc will buy General Parts International Inc for just over $2 billion, creating the largest North American retailer of auto parts.
Men's Wearhouse is rejecting an unsolicited $2.3 billion merger offer from rival Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, saying the bid "significantly undervalues" the company.
Apollo Tyres' $2.5 billion deal for Cooper Tire & Rubber has flared into a war of words as the companies haggle over price.
EBay said it would buy payment platform Braintree for about $800 million in cash to add to its PayPal business.
Stryker will buy smaller peer Mako Surgical for about $1.65 billion to gain access to Mako's technology for robot-assisted orthopedic surgery.
David Rubenstein, Senior Analyst at Advanced Research Japan, discusses what a merger between AMAT and Tokyo Electron would mean for their rivals.
David Dietze, President & Chief Investment Strategist at Point View Wealth Management, said that although there are some risks associated with merging two companies from two different corporate cultures, the move is probably the right one.
Patrick Ho, Stifel Nicolaus analyst, discusses why he thinks Applied Materials will benefit from the deal and the financial and cultural issues the two companies will likely encounter in the merger.
Verizon's agreement to purchase longtime partner Vodafone's 45 percent of the company is the third-largest acquisition deal of all time. Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam discusses details of the cash-and-stock buyout.
A judge has set a tentative trial date of November 25th for the merger challenge of AMR and U.S. Airways, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.
American Airlines and U.S. Airways are taking the Justice Department to court to contest a lawsuit against their merger. Kevin Starke, CRT Capital Group analyst, provides a legal perspective on the case.
CNBC's Bob Pisani talks with William O'Brien Direct Edge CEO, about the benefits of combing the two companies.
Electronic exchange group BATS Global Markets may merge with rival stock-exchange company Direct Edge Holdings, people familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal.
The U.S Airways and American airlines merger is in jeopardy after the Justice Department filed an anti-trust lawsuit against the plan. Tom Horne, Arizona Attorney General, explains why he is joining the DOJ to block the merger.
The Justice Department has filed a lawsuit to block the pending merger between American Airlines and U.S Airways. Tom Hoban, American Airlines pilot, discusses the affect it will have on workers and consumers.
The Justice Department has filed a lawsuit to block the planned merger between American Airlines and U.S Airways. CNBC's Hampton Pearson has the latest.