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  • General Mills' $820 million deal     Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 9:10 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber reports General Mills is buying Annie's for about $820 million. Cramer breaks down the dynamics of the acquisition.

  • SAO PAULO, Sept 8- Banana producer Chiquita Brands International Inc has postponed a shareholder vote on a plan to merge with Fyffes Plc in order to engage in discussions with Safra Group and Grupo Cutrale regarding a $611 million unsolicited takeover bid.

  • SAO PAULO, Sept 8- Banana producer Chiquita Brands International Inc adjourned a shareholder vote on a plan to merge with Fyffes Plc in order to engage in discussions with Grupo Cutrale and Safra Group regarding a $611 million unsolicited takeover bid.

  • 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.

  • Sept 8- Banana producer Chiquita Brands International Inc said Fyffes Plc has granted a waiver to engage in discussions with juice maker Cutrale and investment firm Safra Group regarding their $611 million takeover bid. Chiquita said it has sent a letter to the two firms, saying it was willing to hear another offer.

  • UPDATE 3-Family Dollar spurns Dollar General again Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 1:56 PM ET

    Sept 5- Family Dollar Stores Inc rejected Dollar General Corp's sweetened takeover bid, saying the offer still did not address antitrust concerns, raising the prospect that the No. 1 U.S. deep discount chain will go "hostile" with its offer.

  • Sept 5- Family Dollar Stores Inc rejected Dollar General Corp's $9.1 billion sweetened takeover offer, saying the offer did not address antitrust concerns and was unlikely to be approved.

  • Sept 5- Family Dollar Stores Inc rejected Dollar General Corp's $9.1 billion sweetened takeover offer, saying it was not reasonably likely to be completed on the terms proposed.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 5- Dollar General Corp's sweetened $9.1 billion proposal to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc may fall short of allaying its smaller rival's fears U.S. antitrust regulators will block the deal, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

  • According to sources, Dollar General is raising its bid for Family Dollar to $80 per share, with CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin.

  • LONDON, Sept 1- Len Blavatnik's investment group Access Industries said on Monday it planned to buy out the rest of Perform that it did not already own, valuing the entire sports rights firm at 701.6 million pounds.

  • Access Industries bids to buy all of Perform Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 2:17 AM ET

    LONDON, Sept 1- Investment group Access Industries said on Monday it planned to buy out the rest of sports rights group Perform that it did not already own for 410 million pounds. It said the offer was being made by AI PG LLC, which is part of the Access Industries Group.

  • MADRID, Aug 28- Spain's Telefonica said on Thursday it had launched a new bid for Vivendi's Brazilian unit GVT worth 7.45 billion euros to be paid in cash and shares. The offer is above Telefonica's initial 6.7 billion euro bid for GVT and a 7 billion euro counterbid from Telecom Italia.

  • Telecom Italia bids 7 bln euros for Vivendi's GVT Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 1:56 AM ET

    MILAN, Aug 28- Telecom Italia said on Thursday it had offered to buy Vivendi's Brazilian unit GVT in a cash-and-share offer that values the broadband company 7 billion euros.

  • WILMINGTON, Del., Aug 27- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc and activist investor William Ackman got their request for an expedited trial on Wednesday over the timing of a special meeting of Allergan Inc shareholders, a key to their $49 billion hostile takeover fight.

  • *Family Dollar rejects Dollar General's buyout offer. *Jackson Hole conference of central bankers to begin. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is scheduled to speak at the Jackson Hole conference on Friday.

  • Aug 21- Family Dollar Stores Inc rejected a $9 billion buyout offer from Dollar General Corp and issued a sharp rebuke to accusations its CEO favors a smaller bid from Dollar Tree Inc because it would allow him to keep his job.

  • *Family Dollar rejects Dollar General buyout offer. NEW YORK, Aug 21- U.S. stocks inched higher on Thursday and the S&P notched a record high as a flurry of data pointed to steady improvement in the economy and investors awaited the start of a meeting of top central bankers and economists in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

  • *Family Dollar rejects Dollar General buyout offer. NEW YORK, Aug 21- U.S. stocks were set for a slightly higher open on Thursday, after jobless claims data pointed to continued improvement in the labor market and before the start of a meeting of top central bankers and economists in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

  • Aug 21- Family Dollar Stores Inc rejected Dollar General Corp's $8.95 billion acquisition offer, citing antitrust concerns, and reaffirmed its support for a buyout offer from Dollar Tree Inc..