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  • One-third of global firms plan acquisitions: Survey Sunday, 27 Oct 2013 | 7:01 PM ET

    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.

  • Faber Report: ARCP & Cole Real Estate merge   Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 9:41 AM ET
    Faber Report: ARCP & Cole Real Estate merge

    CNBC's David Faber reports the purchase of Coal Real Estate by American Realty Capital for $11.2 billion.

  • Cerberus, others explore deal for Safeway: Sources Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 8:23 PM ET

    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 looks to sink teeth into BlackBerry: Report Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 2:50 PM ET
    The BlackBerry logo sits on the screen of a BlackBerry smartphone.

    Lenovo, the world's largest PC maker, is 'actively looking' into bidding on BlackBerry, Dow Jones reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources.

  • Advance buys General Parts in $2 billion marriage Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 8:53 AM ET

    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 to Jos.A.Bank: Thanks but no thanks Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 7:18 AM ET

    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.

  • Disagreements emerge over Cooper Tire takeover deal Monday, 7 Oct 2013 | 7:58 AM ET
    Corporate boardroom

    Apollo Tyres' $2.5 billion deal for Cooper Tire & Rubber has flared into a war of words as the companies haggle over price.

  • EBay to juice PayPal with $800 million acquisition Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 | 8:40 AM ET

    EBay said it would buy payment platform Braintree for about $800 million in cash to add to its PayPal business.

  • Stryker to buy Mako Surgical for $1.65 billion Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 9:32 AM ET

    Stryker will buy smaller peer Mako Surgical for about $1.65 billion to gain access to Mako's technology for robot-assisted orthopedic surgery.

  • AMAT-Tokyo Electron Merger is positive for both - Pro

    David Rubenstein, Senior Analyst at Advanced Research Japan, discusses what a merger between AMAT and Tokyo Electron would mean for their rivals.

  • AMAT-Tokyo Electron: Clash of cultures   Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 11:06 PM ET
    AMAT-Tokyo Electron: Conservative Japanese vs Swashbuckling Americans

    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.

  • Applied Materials & Tokyo Electron to combine   Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 7:55 AM ET
    Applied Materials & Tokyo Electron to combine

    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 CEO on the megadeal   Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 9:10 AM ET
    Verizon CEO: The $130B megadeal

    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.

  • Trial date set for AMR/US Airways merger   Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 11:05 AM ET
    Trial date set for AMR/US Airways merger

    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.

  • High-flying airline deal headed to court   Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 6:43 AM ET
    High-flying airline deal headed to court

    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.

  • Exchanges operators BATS & Direct Edge to merge   Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 11:33 AM ET
    Exchanges operators BATS & Direct Edge to merge

    CNBC's Bob Pisani talks with William O'Brien Direct Edge CEO, about the benefits of combing the two companies.

  • Direct Edge, BATS may create US exchange: WSJ Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 12:45 PM ET

    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.

  • Airline merger hits turbulence   Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 11:19 AM ET
    Airline merger hits turbulence

    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.

  • Justice department opposes airline merger   Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 10:44 AM ET
    Justice department opposes airline 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.

  • US blocks airline merger   Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 10:43 AM ET
    US blocks airline merger

    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.