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  • John Malone Calls for Cable Consolidation     Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 9:16 AM ET

    Liberty Media Chairman John Malone is pushing for major consolidation in the cable industry, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Japan's Softbank Clears Final Hurdle to Buy Sprint Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 6:01 PM ET

    Japan's Softbank received the final approval it needed from U.S. regulators for its $21.6 billion bid to take control of No. 3 US wireless provider Sprint Nextel.

  • Signs of M&A Comeback in the USA?     Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 6:41 AM ET

    Matthew Toole, Thomson Reuters, and Amanda Levin, Mergermarket editor of the Americas, debate whether to expect a turnaround in dealmaking for the second half of the year.

  • Cramer: Pirate’s Booty for the Portfolio? Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 6:47 PM ET

    Some companies can create a treasure trove of value simply by making a strategic acquisition, said Cramer.

  • Orchard Goes Bankrupt; Lowe's Plays Stalking Horse Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 7:11 AM ET

    Orchard Supply Hardware Stores has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, with rival retailer Lowe's Companies set to buy the majority of its assets for $205 million in cash.

  • Activist Investor Urges Smithfield Break-Up Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 6:09 AM ET
    Smithfield Foods Inc. bacon sits on display for sale at a supermarket in Princeton, Illinois, U.S.

    Starboard Value is pressuring Smithfield to explore a break-up rather than go ahead with a $4.7 billion takeover by a Chinese meat producer.

  • Gannett Buys Belo, Expanding Broadcast Reach Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 9:30 AM ET
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    Media giant Gannett announced on Thursday that it was merging with television station Belo, in a $1.5 billion deal that would expands Gannett's reach into broadcast.

  • Sobeys Buys Safeway Canada in 'Game-Changing' Deal Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 9:29 AM ET

    Empire, operator of Canadian grocery chain Sobeys, plans to acquire Safeway's assets in Canada for billions, nearly doubling its reach in the Canadian western provinces.

  • Hogtied: Smithfield Deal May Face State Hurdles Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 8:06 AM ET

    Decades-old laws barring foreign ownership of farmland may complicate Shuanghui's $4.7 billion planned purchase of Smithfield Foods.

  • Proudly Built in the USA—by the Chinese Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 12:18 PM ET

    China Construction America has been investing in the US for 28 years. CCA's CEO says they still have to overcome distrust as it is majority-owned by the Chinese government.

  • Chinese Vitamin Firm Exports From US to China Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 7:54 AM ET

    Chinese IVC's bought the vitamin for $63.4 million in 2010. IVC products are in Walmart, Walgreens and RiteAid, but the goal is much bigger: selling to the Chinese consumer.

  • Forget the Headlines: Chinese Buying Big in US Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
    China Construction of America has successfully bid for state-level and municipal projects in the United  States, such as the $407 million Alexander Hamilton Bridge rehabilitation, seen here.

    Despite all the negative headlines, Chinese investment in the US hit an all-time record in 2012: $6.5 billion. It will likely surpass that level in 2013.

  • Sprint Receives SoftBank Waiver to Consider Dish Offer Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 6:06 AM ET

    Sprint Nextel said its Japanese suitor SoftBank granted it a waiver allowing it to consider a $25.5 billion rival bid by Dish Network, as pressure mounts on SoftBank to sweeten its offer for the No. 3 U.S. wireless carrier.

  • Actavis Rejects $15 Billion Bid From Mylan: Report Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 7:43 AM ET

    Actavis received and rejected a takeover offer from Mylan last week that valued the generic drugmaker at more than $15 billion, a person familiar with the situation said.

  • Icahn, Southeastern Reveal Dell Board Candidates Monday, 13 May 2013 | 7:41 AM ET

    The special committee of Dell board of directors is seeking more details on Carl Icahn's proposed offer for the computer maker.

  • James Woolery, Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft, discusses the impact of investor activism on public companies.

  • Inside the Big Deals on Wall Street     Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 7:23 AM ET

    James Woolery, Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft, provides an insider's look at the some of the biggest mergers and acquisitions on Wall Street.

  • Wireless Wars Hits Whole New Level     Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 9:45 AM ET

    John Legere, T-Mobile US, explains how he plans to take on rivals; and discusses his company's merger with MetroPCS. The new company will now be known as T-Mobile USA, and will trade under the symbol TMUS.

  • Merger of Drugmakers Valeant, Actavis on Hold: Source Sunday, 28 Apr 2013 | 10:50 AM ET

    A proposed merger of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc and Actavis Inc. was put on hold after the two drugmakers failed to agree on terms of a deal.

  • Behind the Scenes Look at the M&A World     Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 7:42 AM ET

    Ralph Schlosstein,Evercore Partners; and Blair Effron Centerview Partners, explain how smaller M&A firms are taking a larger share of the market away from bigger firms.