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  • April 27- Time Warner Cable Inc reached out to Cox Communications Inc in the past few days to discuss a possible merger, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Comcast Corp abandoned its $45 billion offer for Time Warner Cable on Friday, after U.S. regulators raised concerns that the deal would give Comcast an unfair advantage in...

  • April 27- TIG Advisors LLC, an investment firm that holds shares in Altera Corp, challenged a nomination to the company's board of directors on Monday over Altera's refusal to engage with Intel Corp about a potential merger. TIG Advisors is the first shareholder to go on the record in a bid to put pressure on Altera. "Stockholders should have right to choose between...

  • How the little guy can profit from merger mania Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Barrels are filled with oil at a Royal Dutch Shell lubricants blending plant in Torzhok, Russia.

    Merger arbitrage funds and ETFs are vehicles for investors to get involved in the trillion-dollar boom in corporate M&A. But there are risks.

  • Hong Kong stock up on HSBC, state firm merger hopes Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 4:19 AM ET

    April 27- Hong Kong stocks advanced to fresh seven-year highs on Monday, led by Chinese state-owned giants on expectations that Beijing will accelerate mergers among state-owned enterprises. The market was also bolstered by index heavyweight HSBC Holdings Plc, which jumped 3.6 percent after Europe's biggest bank ordered a review into whether it should...

  • TOKYO, April 27- Applied Materials Inc and Tokyo Electron Ltd said on Monday they have given up plans to merge in a deal that would have been worth more than $10 billion, citing problems in getting approval from U.S. antitrust regulators. U.S.-based Applied Materials had agreed in September 2013 to buy Tokyo Electron in an all-stock deal combining the world's...

  • TOKYO, April 27- Tokyo Electron Ltd and Applied Materials Inc said on Monday they have agreed to give up their plans to merge in a deal that was set to be worth more than $10 billion, citing differences in views with U.S. antitrust regulators. U.S.-based Applied Materials, the world's largest chipmaking equipment maker, had agreed in September 2013 to buy Tokyo...

  • SHANGHAI, April 27- Stocks in China and Hong Kong rose to fresh seven-year highs on Monday morning, led by heavyweight Chinese state-owned enterprises on expectations that Beijing will accelerate mergers in the underperforming sector. "We don't see a slowdown in money inflows, so more liquidity will likely push stock indexes higher," wrote Sun Jianbo,...

  • Is this Nascar sponsor un-American? Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 2:53 PM ET
    Carl Edwards and Arris sponsored NASCAR

    On Thursday, stock of Arris went up 20 percent because they announced an inversion deal. The company sponsors Carl Edwards in Nascar.

  • *DOJ, FCC say merger would have given Comcast unfair advantage. *Time Warner Cable shares up 2 pct, Comcast little changed. April 24- Comcast Corp abandoned its $45 billion offer for Time Warner Cable Inc on Friday after U.S. regulators raised concerns that the deal would give Comcast an unfair advantage in the cable TV and Internet-based services market.

  • People hate the cable companies: NYT's Jim Stewart   Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 10:32 AM ET
    People hate the cable companies: NYT's Jim Stewart

    Jim Stewart, New York Times columnist, discusses his thoughts on the Comcast and Time Warner Cable deal, and negative yields in Europe.

  • *Comcast drops plan to merge Time Warner Cable. April 24- Wall Street opened up on Friday as strong results from tech behemoths Google, Amazon and Microsoft set the Nasdaq Composite on track to extend its record close set the previous session. Google gained 2.8 percent to $573.15 after reporting higher quarterly revenue and profit and Microsoft added 6.6...

  • Comcast ends pursuit of Time Warner Cable deal Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 9:13 AM ET
    Standing on 4th St. in Los Angeles, Arturo Ortiz, left, from Braceros Unidos de California and Laura Blum-Smith with Writers (cq) Guild of America - West are among a small group of protestors outside the Public Utilities Commission's public comment meeting concerning the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger on April 14, 2015.

    Comcast on Friday called off its proposed $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable and its prior agreement with Charter Communications.

  • *Xerox slumps as it cuts forecast. *Comcast shares up after it calls off Time Warner Cable merger. April 24- U.S. stocks were set to open higher on Friday as strong results from tech behemoths Google, Amazon and Microsoft set the Nasdaq Composite on track to extend its run after surpassing on Thursday a 15- year-old record.

  • Cramer: It's Comcast vs. Google   Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Cramer: It's Comcast vs. Google

    The "Squawk on the Street" crew discuss the future of delivering content on the heels of Comcast's decision to walk away from its bid for Time Warner Cable.

  • Cramer's stocks to watch: Comcast   Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 8:53 AM ET
    Cramer's stocks to watch: Comcast

    CNBC's Jim Cramer explains why he is shocked to hear of the termination of Comcast's bid for Time Warner Cable.

  • April 24- Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc said on Friday they had abandoned their proposed $45 billion merger. "Today, we move on," Comcast Chief Executive Brian Roberts said in a statement. Comcast shares were up 1.2 percent at $59.94 in premarket trading, while Time Warner Cable shares were down 0.5 percent at $148.

  • Why Comcast walked away from deal: Brian Roberts   Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 8:41 AM ET
    Why Comcast walked away from deal: Brian Roberts

    Brian Roberts, Comcast chairman & CEO, discusses the decision to terminate its bid for Time Warner Cable. We have to move on, says Roberts.

  • April 24- Comcast Corp abandoned its proposed $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable Inc on Friday, saying the deal had been structured in a way that if the U.S. government didn't agree, the companies could walk away.

  • Comcast drops bid for TWC   Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 8:32 AM ET
    Comcast drops bid for TWC

    The "Squawk Box" crew discuss Comcast's announcement it will drop its bid for Time Warner Cable.

  • Don't feel sorry for TWC CEO: Richard Parsons   Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 8:10 AM ET
    Don't feel sorry for TWC CEO: Richard Parsons

    Richard Parson, former Time Warner CEO, shares his thoughts on where Time Warner Cable and CEO Robert Marcus go from here now that it appears the Comcast-TWC merger will not go through.