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  • Auxilium Pharma rejects Endo's takeover offer Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 7:45 AM ET

    CHESTERBROOK, Pa.— Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc.' s board has rejected an approximately $1.4 billion unsolicited takeover offer from Ireland's Endo International PLC. Auxilium, based in Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania, had adopted a one-year "poison pill" shareholder rights plan last week.

  • AP Top Financial News At 7:45 a.m. EDT Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 7:45 AM ET

    Louis-based Sigma Aldrich Siemens to acquire Dresser-Rand for $7.6 billion US firm in China meat scandal lays off 340 staff Ahead of the Bell: US home sales German employers struggle to find apprentices Tesco suspends execs over inflated profit report Auxilium Pharma rejects Endo's takeover offer G-20 says close to goal of $2 trillion in growth German families to sue Ukraine over MH17 crash

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 7:45 a.m. EDT Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 7:45 AM ET

    G20 stimulus pledge falls flat as shares slip on jitters over China, Japan, Europe German pharmaceutical company Merck to buy St Louis-based maker of chemicals Siemens to acquire oilfield equipment maker Dresser-Rand for $7.6 billion US owner of China meat supplier at center of food safety scandal lays off 340 employees US home sales pace likely fell in August from previous month Amid Europe's jobs drama, German employers face different problem: finding new apprentices Tesco suspends 4 execs, launches accounting investigation over inflated profit report Auxilium Pharmaceuticals board rejects $1.4 B takeover offer from Endo International G-20 finance chiefs say they are close to goal of boosting world economy by $2 trillion German victims' families to sue Ukraine over downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

  • Family Dollar opposes Dollar General overture Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 8:49 AM ET

    MATTHEWS, N.C.— Family Dollar has told shareholders to reject an unsolicited, $9.1 billion takeover bid from its rival, Dollar General. Family Dollar is currently trying to arrange a sale to another bargain chain, Dollar Tree Inc..

  • Auxilium Pharma board adopts anti-takeover plan Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    The board of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc. has adopted a "poison pill" shareholder rights plan to ward off a hostile takeover after Endo International PLC announced an unsolicited offer worth about $1.41 billion for its fellow drugmaker.

  • Sept 17- Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc said it would not withdraw its offer to buy Canadian eye drug maker QLT Inc and adopted a poison pill, a day after receiving an unsolicited buyout offer from Endo International Plc.

  • Sept 17- Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc adopted a poison pill with a 15 percent trigger, a day after an unsolicited $2.2 billion buyout offer from Endo International Plc.

  • JGBs rebound after 20-year auction draws solid bids Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 3:38 AM ET

    TOKYO, Sept 17- Japanese government bond prices rebounded on Wednesday after an auction of 1.2 trillion yen 20- year JGBs drew solid bids, pulling yields back from 3- month highs. The 10- year JGB yield dropped 2.0 basis points to 0.555 percent, having reversed an earlier rise to a three month-high of 0.580 percent.

  • Consolidation buzz in beer biz     Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 2:21 PM ET

    After Heineken rebuffed SABMiller's takeover proposal, CNBC's Morgan Brennan takes a look at global beer consumption.

  • Scripps CEO: Focused on quality     Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber speaks to Ken Lowe, Scripps Networks Interactive chairman & CEO, about consolidation and if Scripps would entertain a takeover bid.

  • Sept 10- Dollar General Corp took its $9.1 billion offer for Family Dollar Stores Inc hostile, directly approaching the shareholders of its smaller rival after being spurned twice by the company.

  • Dollar General goes hostile     Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 9:14 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber reports Dollar General has gone hostile in its bid for Family Dollar. Faber says Family Dollar is proceeding with its plans to be bought by Dollar Tree in a deal for less than what Dollar General is offering.

  • 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.