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  • This major publisher says no way it's up for sale Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 6:57 AM ET
    The New York Times building in New York City.

    The New York Times is not for sale, its controlling family and publisher have said, after a week in which both The Boston Globe and The Washington Post were bought out.

  • Paging Carl Icahn: Dell in deal with Michael Dell Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 12:17 PM ET
    Michael Dell

    Dell's special committee has reached an agreement with the buyout group led by CEO Michael Dell to purchase the company for $13.75 per share.

  • Dell picks founder's bid in showdown with Icahn Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 10:15 AM ET
    Michael Dell

    The deal Michael Dell has been pushing for has officially been approved.

  • New tactic to avoid US corporate taxes gains steam Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 4:04 PM ET
    Omnicom CEO John Wren and Publicis CEO Maurice Levy after announcing a merger of their companies

    Sick of high U.S. corporate taxes? Here's how some companies are slashing their tax bill by 10%, 20%—or more.

  • Merger week continues; Accenture eyes Booz: report Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 8:57 AM ET

    Management consulting firm Accenture is in talks to acquire rival Booz & Co., The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • Community Health, HMA set $7.6 billion handshake Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 7:16 AM ET
    An ambulance leaves Community Health's Pottstown Memorial Hospital in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, U.S.

    Community Health Systems announced it would buy Health Management Associates in a deal valued at approximately $7.6 billion, including about $3.7 billion in debt.

  • Ad agencies Publicis & Omnicom merge     Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 2:41 PM ET

    The combined Publicis Omnicom, if approved, would allow the companies to negotiate better terms in a fast growing digital ad market, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • $35.1 billion merger in the ad world     Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 10:15 AM ET

    Maurice Levy, Publicis Groupe chairman and CEO, and John Wren, Omnicom Group president and CEO, discuss the "emotional aspects" and financial advantages of united the global ad agencies.

  • PPG Industries sheds subsidiary for $1.73 billion Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 8:09 AM ET
    Charles Bunch, chief executive officer with PPG Industries Inc.

    PPG Industries will sell its majority stake in lens supplier Transitions Optical to Essilor International for about $1.73 billion in cash.

  • In bet on luxury, Saks draws $2.4 billion bid Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 7:24 AM ET

    Saks agreed to sell itself to Hudson's Bay Co., the Canadian parent of Lord & Taylor, for about $2.4 billion in a deal that will bring luxury to more North American locales.

  • Mega Media Deals?     Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 2:41 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin catches up with Liberty Media's John Malone, at a conference in Sun Valley, ID. Malone is pushing for cable industries to consolidate. "Comcast is big enough to be okay, but Time Warner Cable and other companies like Charter, need to merge" says Malone. Media analyst Amy Yong, Macquarie Research, weighs in.

  • 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
    Gannett

    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.