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  • Sept 8- Banana producer Chiquita Brands International Inc said Fyffes Plc has granted it a waiver to engage in discussions with Cutrale and Safra Group regarding their $611 million takeover bid. Chiquita, which last month rejected the bid from the Brazilian companies, has been attempting to close a merger with Fyffes, announced in March.

  • Dish's Ergen in talks for T-Mobile US: Report Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 4:37 PM ET

    Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen is said to be discussing a T-Mobile U.S. deal with its parent Deutsche Telekom, Bloomberg reported.

  • However, a successful sale of the masts would help Vimpelcom cut Wind's debt, which stood at 9.6 billion euros in June and has so far proved one of the hurdles to a proposed merger with 3 Italia, the smallest of the country's four network operators behind Telecom Italia, Vodafone and Wind, the sources said.

  • Two cruise lines come together in $3.025B deal Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 8:26 AM ET
    Norwegian Cruise Lines ship Norwegian Dawn.

    Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings is acquiring Prestige Cruises International for $3.025 billion in cash and stock.

  • *Novartis boosts drugmakers on new drug prospects. LONDON, Sept 1- European shares edged higher to close near a recent one-month peak on Monday, with merger and acquisition speculation about British broadcaster ITV helping media stocks and Novartis leading drugmakers.

  • European shares tick higher, drugmakers advance Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 11:17 AM ET

    *Novartis boosts drugmakers on new drug prospects. LONDON, Sept 1- European shares traded near a recent one-month peak on Monday, with merger and acquisition speculation about British broadcaster ITV helping media stocks and Novartis leading drugmakers. Novartis, up 4.7 percent, was the top gainer on the FTSEurofirst 300 index.

  • Financial daily Les Echos reported on Friday that negotiations, which first began before a planned $35 billion merger of Publicis and Omnicom Group Inc was unveiled in July 2013, restarted three months ago after the Omnicom deal fell through.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 29- With plans for a T-Mobile US Inc merger in tatters, Sprint Corp is expanding a roaming program with rural cellphone companies that could provide a much-needed way for the debt-laden wireless carrier to cheaply increase its footprint.

  • Criteo shares jump after Publicis deal speculation Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 10:25 AM ET

    Negotiations, which first began before a planned $35 billion merger of Publicis and Omnicom Group Inc was unveiled in July 2013, restarted three months ago after the Omnicom deal fell through, financial daily Les Echos reported.

  • UPDATE 2-Fiat signals Chrysler merger on track Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 5:55 AM ET

    MILAN, Aug 29- Fiat signalled its merger with U.S. affiliate Chrysler was on track on Friday as a tally of shareholders suggested most had chosen not to exercise an option that could derail the plan, a vital step in the Italian carmaker's turnaround efforts.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO/ PARIS, Aug 27- Brazil's Grupo Oi SA unveiled plans on Wednesday to take over Telecom Italia's local mobile unit, in a move sources said was aimed at breaking up the country's second-biggest wireless carrier and upstaging merger bids by foreign rivals.

  • Time Warner Cable goes dark; gradually comes back Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 7:27 AM ET

    Time Warner Cable is experiencing multiple outages nationwide, the company said on Wednesday, but did not specify the nature of the problem.

  • How Burger King can avoid a brand backlash Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 2:14 PM ET
    A Burger King restaurant in San Francisco.

    Here are key things Burger King needs to focus on to avoid a customer backlash over its proposed Tim Hortons merger, says brand expert Leeann Leahy.

  • Here's how you stop a BK from going to Canada Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 12:43 PM ET

    Here's how you incentivize companies to do business in the US, not head to Canada like BK, says Michael Yoshikami.

  • DISH petitions FCC to deny Comcast-TWC merger Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 10:10 AM ET
    A Comcast truck is seen parked at one of their centers in Pompano Beach, Florida.

    Among the potential harms that DISH identified in the merger are "discriminatory data caps," and "restriction of third-party online rights."

  • Buffett greases $11B Burger King-Tim Hortons deal Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 9:11 AM ET
    Burger King acquires Tim Hortons.

    Burger King Worldwide confirmed plans to acquire Tim Hortons, with billionaire Warren Buffett helping to finance the deal.

  • Why the Amazon-Twitch deal makes sense  Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 7:33 PM ET

    Amazon's acquisition of Twitch can help the firm to better engage consumers, says Edward Williams, Analyst at BMO Capital Markets.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 25- Communications equipment maker Comtech Telecommunications Corp said on Monday it is exploring strategic alternatives, including a possible merger or sale of the company, confirming a Reuters report earlier in the day.

  • TORONTO, Aug 25- Investors in Burger King Worldwide Inc and Tim Hortons Inc applauded news of a potential merger between the two fast food chains, seeing both tax savings and strategic rationale for a combination.

  • Tax savings spur Tim Hortons-Burger King talks Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 1:17 PM ET
    A Burger King restaurant in San Francisco.

    The companies confirmed late on Sunday that they were discussing a takeover of Tim Hortons by Burger King.