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  • TWC investors name their price for Charter deal Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 3:44 PM ET

    A number of Time Warner Cable shareholders would support a merger with Charter Communications if Charter raises its current bid for the larger rival to $41 billion or more, according to people close to the matter.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 15- A number of Time Warner Cable shareholders would support a merger with Charter Communications Inc if Charter raises its current bid for the larger rival to $41 billion or more, according to people close to the matter. Charter on Monday formally offered to buy Time Warner Cable for $132.50 a share, or $37.3 billion, based on shares outstanding.

  • Although Spanish builders including Sacyr and FCC have made progress on cleaning up their balance sheets and looking for business abroad, the domestic market property market they depend on is still in free fall.

  • CHICAGO, Jan 14- The billionaire creator of Beanie Babies, Ty Warner, will serve two years of probation, including mentoring high school students, following his guilty plea on a tax evasion charge, but no jail time, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 13- Charter Communications Inc on Monday formally offered to acquire larger rival Time Warner Cable for $37.3 billion, sparking what is likely to be a contentious battle for control of the No. 2 U.S. cable operator.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 13- Charter Communications Inc on Monday formally offered to acquire larger rival Time Warner Cable for $37.3 billion, sparking what is likely to be a contentious battle for control of the No. 2 U.S. cable operator.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 13- Charter Communications Inc formally offered on Monday to acquire larger rival Time Warner Cable for $37.3 billion, signaling the start of what is likely to be a contentious battle for control of the No. 2 U.S. cable operator.

  • *Company spent $2 billion on share buybacks in three years. *Says could spend another $1.5 billion until 2017. A Reuters analysis of accounts for Swiss-based Trafigura shows it has spent around $2 billion on share buybacks over the past three years, and the unlisted company says it could spend another $1.5 billion until 2017 if profits allow.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 10- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider a dispute over subpoenas in a case stemming from long-running litigation over Argentina's obligations to bond investors in the wake of its default on $100 billion in sovereign debt in 2002..

  • NEW YORK, Jan 9- Sears Holdings Corp's sales are slipping faster and faster. Sears stores, sales at stores open at least one year, an industry benchmark known as comparable sales, were down 9.2 percent in the nine weeks that ended Jan. 6 and down 5.7 percent at the discount Kmart chain. The company has about 2,000 Sears and Kmart locations in the United States.

  • *Zeman says realistic cabinet will be formed this month. PRAGUE, Jan 9- Czech President Milos Zeman will appoint Social Democrat leader Bohuslav Sobotka as prime minister within days, he told Reuters on Thursday, opening the way for a centre-left coalition to try to revive the economy after months of political stalemate.

  • MEXICO CITY, Jan 9- Mexico's economy should grow by more than 5 percent per year in the second half of President Enrique Pena Nieto's 2012-2018 administration thanks to economic reforms, Finance Minister Luis Videgaray said on Thursday.

  • Secretary of Transportation, will join a Washington, D.C- based advocacy group, where he will push for Congress to fund improvements in the nation's roads, bridges, airports, rails and ports. Separately, David Strickland, who lead the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration until last month, will join a Washington law firm.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 8- Former SAC Capital Advisors portfolio manager Mathew Martoma cannot introduce excerpts from a deposition of his former boss, billionaire Steven A. Cohen, in his defense against criminal insider trading charges, a Manhattan federal judge ruled.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 8- Mathew Martoma, a former SAC Capital Advisors portfolio manager on trial on charges of insider trading, cannot introduce excerpts from a deposition of his former boss, billionaire Steven A. Cohen, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.

  • *Spain needs foreign investment to secure jobs growth. Peru- based Grupo Santo Domingo pledged 100 million euros as part of a wider capital injection in Spanish property firm Colonial. "It's a logical phenomenon," said Enrique Quemada, head of Madrid- based M&A adviser ONEtoONE Capital Partners.

  • BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, Aug 14- Tencent Holdings, China's largest Internet company by revenue, is betting that one-upmanship between friends playing addictive mobile games will boost revenue from WeChat, a social messaging app used by over half of all Chinese smartphone users.

  • Jan 7- Forest Laboratories Inc is nearing an agreement to acquire specialty pharmaceutical company Aptalis Holdings Inc from private equity firm TPG Capital LP for about $3 billion, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan 7- A former high-ranking UBS banker charged with helping Americans dodge taxes through secret Swiss bank accounts pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to fraud conspiracy charges linked to a U.S. tax evasion investigation that shook Swiss banking to the core.

  • *Boeing shares rise almost 2 percent. On Monday, Boeing said unidentified airlines had placed orders at the end of 2013 for 164 such medium-haul aircraft. Industry sources said at least part of the SpiceJet order is included among those latest unidentified orders and is therefore already part of Boeing's backlog of new business.

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