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LONDON, June 10- The sale by billionaire investor Wilbur Ross of his entire shareholding in Bank of Ireland was priced at 0.265 euros a share on Tuesday, a source familiar with the transaction said.
*Apple sees heavy trading following stock split. NEW YORK, June 9- U.S. stocks were nearly flat on Monday after the Dow and S&P 500 hit intraday record highs again on more deal news, while Wall Street's fear gauge rebounded.
*Apple sees heavy trading following stock split. NEW YORK, June 9- U.S. stocks edged higher on Monday, pushing the Dow and S&P 500 to intraday record highs again after a series of deals, though Wall Street's fear gauge also bounced back. Merck& Co said it has agreed to buy Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc in a deal valued at about $3.85 billion.
*Apple sees heavy trading following stock split. NEW YORK, June 9- U.S. stocks advanced on Monday, boosted by a number of major acquisition deals, though gains were slight with key indexes continuing to hover around records. While Wall Street's upward trend looks intact, traders may need new catalysts to bid the market up further lest the momentum runs out of steam.
*Apple may see heavy action following stock split. NEW YORK, June 9- U.S. stock index futures pointed to modest losses at the open on Monday, as a rash of corporate deals weren't enough reason for investors to keep buying following a rally that has taken major indexes to repeated record highs.
OSLO, June 8- He is the self-made man who changed the way business was done in Norway, and from this week, Kjell Inge Roekke, a flamboyant billionaire with an explosive temper and a taste for the supersized, can also call himself an oil baron.
June 6- Hedge fund billionaire Carl Icahn became the largest shareholder in Family Dollar Stores Inc after reporting a 9.39 percent stake in the company on Friday, and said he may seek representation on its board. Shares of Family Dollar, struggling under declining sales, rose as much as 12 percent in extended trade on Friday.
June 6- Shares of WL Ross Holding Corp, a special purpose acquisition company set up by billionaire Wilbur Ross, rose slightly in their market debut. The company said earlier on Friday that it raised $435 million after selling 43.5 million units for $10 per unit. Deutsche Bank Securities and BofA Merrill Lynch were the lead underwriters for the offering.
June 6- WL Ross Holding Corp, a special purpose acquisition company set up by billionaire Wilbur Ross, raised $435 million in an initial public offering of common units. The company said its offering of 43.5 million units was priced at $10 per unit. Deutsche Bank Securities and BofA Merrill Lynch were the lead underwriters for the offering.
NEW YORK, June 6- Sears Holdings Corp's controlling shareholder Eddie Lampert met with Ford Motor Co CEO Alan Mulally earlier this year to seek advice on how to turn around the ailing retailer, two sources familiar with the matter said.
Apple Inc, maker of iPhone smartphones, was not affected by the ruling by the Mexican Institute for Industrial Property against America Movil, Telefonica and Iusacell for advertising mobile phone subscriber plans with the name "iPhone" in the title. "Apple doesn't have a problem because they just sell telephones," another official at the IMPI said.
SEOUL, June 6- The heirs of ailing Samsung Group patriarch Lee Kun- hee face one of the biggest inheritance tax bills ever, and appear to have little option but to pay up.
A Redfin report shows which billionaire could buy your city. CNBC's Robert Frank hosts "Who Wants to Buy a City" on "Street Signs," with CNBC's Brian Sullivan and Mandy Drury.
*Industry needs long-term contracts- Aker CEO Eriksen. OSLO, June 5- Oil producers must award longer service contracts if they want to cut costs- and should look to Brazil's Petrobras as an example- but they are struggling to change, said the CEO of Norway's Aker, a major shareholder in several energy firms.
MADRID, June 5- Spain's biggest bank Santander has sold a historic skyscraper in Madrid to Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group for 265 million euros, as foreign investors pile into the country's property market.
BATAM, Indonesia, June 5- Indonesia's chief economics minister on Thursday questioned Newmont Corp's commitment to resolve a five-month long mineral export tax dispute, after executives from the U.S. firm did not attend meetings in Jakarta this week.
WASHINGTON, June 4- The Keystone XL oil pipeline would be vulnerable to attacks threatening water supplies for millions of homeowners and farmers, according to a report by NextGen Climate, a political group led by billionaire activist Tom Steyer.
NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, June 4- A federal appeals court on Wednesday handed the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission a big victory by voiding a judge's pathbreaking decision to reject the regulator's $285 million fraud settlement with Citigroup Inc..
*Days of heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine. President Barack Obama endorsed Ukraine's president-elect Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday, offering Kiev financial and security help and saying he was the right choice to lead the country through its stand-off with Moscow.
JAKARTA, June 4- Foreign copper miners in Indonesia have agreed in principle to pay a controversial export tax, the country's deputy finance minister said, following a series of talks aimed at restarting concentrate exports after a near-five-month halt.