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  • UPDATE 1-Intel in talks to buy Altera -WSJ report Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 4:13 PM ET

    March 27- Intel Corp is in talks to buy fellow chipmaker Altera Corp in a deal that would likely top $10 billion, marking the latest merger in the semiconductor business, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. An acquisition of Altera, which makes programmable chips widely used in cellphone towers, the military and other industrial applications,...

  • NEW YORK, March 27- The macaroni and ketchup merger of Kraft Foods Group and H.J. Brazilian private equity firm 3 G Capital Partners and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway announced a $46 billion deal to consolidate the companies Wednesday, one that will create the No. 3 packaged food maker in North America after PepsiCo and Nestle USA.. That should take some...

  • Need more details on Dow Chemical deal: Analyst   Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 8:02 AM ET
    Need more details on Dow Chemical deal: Analyst

    Mark Connelly, CLSA, provides reaction to Dow Chemical spinning off its unit and merge it with Olin Corporation.

  • There's appetite for food M&A: Analyst   Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 5:10 AM ET
    There's appetite for food M&A: Analyst

    With Kraft and Heinz announcing a major merger deal, Erin Lash, senior equity analyst of consumer packaged goods at Morningstar, talks about the deal and the increased appetite for mergers and acquisitions in the food industry.

  • NEW YORK, March 25- When Kraft Foods Group merges with H.J. Heinz Co, they will share a name, a central place in the American kitchen and two headquarters near Chicago and Pittsburgh. Heinz's backer, Brazilian private equity firm 3 G Capital Partners, has made a name for itself by aggressively trimming the fat from food and beer companies struggling for growth.

  • WASHINGTON, March 25- Comcast Corp has reassessed the timing of the regulatory review of its proposed merger with Time Warner Cable Inc and now expects its conclusion in the middle of this year, a company executive said in a blog post on Wednesday. The $45 billion deal is under review by the U.S. Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission.

  • COMCAST CORP SAYS REGULATORY REVIEW OF TIME WARNER CABLE MERGER NOW EXPECTED BY MIDDLE OF THE YEAR.

  • Comcast-Time Warner deal should be blocked: Ergen   Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 10:27 AM ET
    Comcast-Time Warner deal should be blocked: Ergen

    Incoming Dish Network CEO, Charlie Ergen, sits down with CNBC's David Faber to discuss the Comcast and Time Warner Cable deal and regulators.

  • Kraft holders to get special $16.50 dividend   Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 9:12 AM ET
    Kraft holders to get special $16.50 dividend

    CNBC's Sara Eisen reports highlights from the conference call on the merger between two iconic brands, Kraft and Heinz.

  • Cramer: How Kraft will benefit from merger   Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 9:04 AM ET
    Cramer: How Kraft will benefit from merger

    CNBC's Jim Cramer explains how Kraft will benefit from its merger with H.J. Heinz.

  • March 25- Kraft Foods Group Inc, the maker of Velveeta cheese and Oscar Mayer meats, will merge with ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co, owned by 3 G Capital and Berkshire Hathaway Inc, to form North America's third-largest food and beverage company. Brazilian private equity firm 3 G Capital and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway acquired Heinz for $23.2 billion in...

  • March 25- Kraft Foods Group Inc, the maker of Velveeta cheese and Oscar Mayer meats, will merge with ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co, owned by 3 G Capital and Berkshire Hathaway Inc, to form the world's fifth-largest food and beverage company. The combined company will have eight brands worth more than $1 billion each and five worth $500 million- $1 billion each, the...

  • Kraft Foods to merge with ketchup maker Heinz Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 6:09 AM ET

    March 25- Kraft Foods Group Inc said it would merge with ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co, owned by 3 G Capital and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, to form the third-largest food and beverage company in North America. Kraft shareholders will receive stock in the combined company and a special cash dividend of $16.50 per share, which will be funded by Berkshire...

  • Why low oil prices don't make airfare cheaper Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 11:39 AM ET
    An American Airlines ticket counter in Miami.

    The airline industry is increasingly looking like an oligopoly. For proof, look no further than airline ticket prices. New York Times reports.

  • MOSCOW, March 20- Russian businessman Filaret Galchev, who owns shares in Switzerland's Holcim via Eurocement Holding AG, declined to comment on Friday on the new terms of the firm's merger with France's Lafarge. Holcim and Lafarge have agreed new terms for their plan to create the world's biggest cement company, giving unhappy shareholders in the Swiss firm a...

  • Sabadell: TSB is good bank, in good UK market   Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 7:30 AM ET
    Sabadell: TSB is good bank, in good UK market

    Spain's Sabadell has agreed to buy UK bank, TSB for £1.7billion. Josep Oliu Creus, chairman of Sabadell, says the bank likes the UK market, with a good market and saw the opportunity with TSB.

  • *Share exchange ratio altered in Holcim's favor. PARIS/ ZURICH, March 20- Switzerland's Holcim and France's Lafarge have agreed new terms for their plan to create the world's biggest cement company, giving unhappy shareholders in the Swiss firm a better deal. The companies also agreed that Lafarge boss Bruno Lafont would no longer become chief executive and...

  • *Holcim and Lafarge rise after agreeing new merger terms. LONDON, March 20- Construction companies Holcim and Lafarge outperformed flat pan-European equity indexes on Friday after salvaging their merger. Holcim rose 1.3 percent and Lafarge added 3.5 percent after the companies agreed new terms on a planned multi-billion-euro deal that would create the...

  • DUBLIN, March 19- Irish cement firm CRH is assuming the merger of rivals Lafarge and Holcim will still happen, its chief said after CRH shareholders approved an asset purchase that depends on the deal. CRH has agreed to buy a number of mostly European assets from Lafarge and Holcim for 6.5 billion euros so the French and Swiss firms can get antitrust clearance for...

  • DUBLIN, March 19- Irish cement firm CRH is working on the basis that the troubled merger of industry giants Lafarge and Holcim will happen, its chief executive said as his shareholders approved asset purchases that depends on it. CRH has agreed to buy a chunk of European assets from the pairing to help Lafarge and Holcim get antitrust clearance for the creation of...