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  • Too many rumors could spell trouble for AOL Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 4:14 PM ET
    Lowell McAdam, Verizon, and Tim Armstrong, AOL

    Rumors of an AOL takeover are heating up, but that's not necessarily a good thing.

  • Verizon not pursuing AOL takeover - CEO Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 2:02 PM ET

    Jan 6- Verizon Communications Inc Chief Executive Lowell McAdam said the company is not planning any major acquisitions, following a report that Verizon had approached AOL Inc for a potential deal. "I think AOL along with lots of other media companies are potential for us to do partnering, on a commercial basis or whatever," McAdam said at a conference on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 6- U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday in choppy trading, extending losses a day after Wall Street suffered its biggest drop since early October as data showed the pace of growth in the U.S. economy had slowed. An election in Greece which may trigger its exit from the euro zone is some three weeks ahead, increasing the difficulty for the European Central Bank to...

  • Verizon CEO on AOL: Not in acquisition talks  Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 11:22 AM ET

    Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam states AOL and other media companies are potential partners, but they are not in significant acquisition talks with AOL. CNBC's David Faber reports.

  • Reports of AOL talks 'not accurate': Verizon CEO Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 11:16 AM ET
    Verizon CEO Lowell C. McAdam speaks during a keynote address at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

    Reports that Verizon has held concrete discussions to acquire AOL are "not accurate," Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam said on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 6- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Tuesday following the largest losses on Wall Street since early October and ahead of a large data batch that will show the momentum of the U.S. economy at the end of last year. A gauge of durable goods and factory orders for November is due at 10 a.m. EST, as well as an index of economic optimism for January.

  • Early Movers: AOL, COH, CSX, FDX, ORCL & more Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 8:48 AM ET

    Companies making headlines ahead of the bell Tuesday:

  • AOL shares surge on potential deal with Verizon Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 8:03 AM ET
    A pedestrian talks on his cell phone while walking past the Verizon Communications Inc. headquarters in New York.

    Verizon Communications has approached AOL about a potential acquisition or joint venture to expand its mobile-video offerings, Bloomberg has reported.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 6- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Tuesday following the largest losses on Wall Street since early October and ahead of a large data batch that will show the momentum of the U.S. economy at the end of last year. *AOL Inc shares rose 6.8 percent in premarket trading the day after a report that Verizon Communications approached AOL about a...

  • Jan 5- Verizon Communications Inc approached AOL Inc about a potential acquisition or joint venture to expand its mobile-video offerings, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter. Verizon has not made a formal proposal to AOL, and no agreement is imminent, Bloomberg said, citing people who asked not to be named. Verizon is seeking expertise...

  • Verizon approaches AOL on potential deal - report Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 7:55 PM ET

    Jan 5- Verizon Communications Inc approached AOL Inc about a potential acquisition or joint venture to expand its mobile-video offerings, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter. Verizon has not made a formal proposal to AOL, and no agreement is imminent, Bloomberg said, citing people who asked not to be named. Verizon is seeking expertise...

  • How Yahoo may merge, and why March 2015 is key Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 1:11 PM ET
    Yahoo! President and CEO Marissa Mayer delivers a keynote address at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas, Jan. 7, 2014.

    Dreams of a merger between AOL and Yahoo haven't vanished, but investors will need to wait for a series of events to unfold before getting their wish.

  • Are AOL and Yahoo really thinking merger, again? Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 4:51 PM ET
    Tim Armstrong

    An adaptation from an upcoming book has generated fresh buzz around an AOL-Yahoo merger. Chances are, nothing has changed.

  • New ‘Vessel’ aims to boost pay for content creators Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 11:54 AM ET
    Jason Kilar

    Hulu's former CEO, Jason Kilar, announced a new online video venture named Vessel.

  • How Luxembourg landed Silicon Valley’s biggest catch Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 10:23 PM ET
    Jean-Claude Juncker

    The EU is now investigating whether sweetheart tax deals Luxembourg granted to two foreign companies — Amazon and Fiat — were too sweet. The FT reports.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 19- Nearly a decade after losing a bidding war for device maker Guidant to Boston Scientific Corp, Johnson& Johnson finally has a chance for payback at a multibillion-dollar trial set to begin on Thursday. A federal court judge in New York will hear the case without a jury and decide whether Guidant, through its successor Boston Scientific, should be...

  • The measure is unlikely to become law anytime soon, as Republicans will hold a majority of seats in the Senate after Jan. 1. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, the future Senate Majority Leader, came out strongly against the bill in a Senate speech on Tuesday morning, concerns matched by several hawkish Republicans including former government officials.

  • Nov 14- Activist investor Starboard Value LP disclosed stakes in Yahoo Inc and AOL Inc on Friday, nearly two months after it urged the two companies to merge. Starboard disclosed a 7.7 million share stake in Yahoo and a 1.9 million share stake in AOL. This translates to a 0.8 percent stake in Yahoo and a 2.5 percent stake in AOL, according to Thomson Reuters data.

  • Forget AOL, Yahoo’s real value is in dodging taxes Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 1:56 PM ET
    Yahoo! President and CEO Marissa Mayer delivers a keynote address at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas, Jan. 7, 2014.

    Frustration with Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is as high ever. Not all of the gripes rank equally.

  • BrightRoll takes Yahoo deal over risky IPO Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 11:05 AM ET
    Tod Sacerdoti, co-founder and CEO of BrightRoll

    Being a publicly traded video ad company is no fun. Just look at Tremor Video and YuMe. That helps explain why BrightRoll took Yahoo's cash offer.