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  • *Medtronic to buy Covidien for $42.9 bln. *U.S. considering talks with Iran over Iraq. NEW YORK, June 16- U.S. stocks closed slightly higher on Monday, supported by a flurry of merger news, but turmoil in Iraq drove oil prices up and kept trading choppy.

  • *Medtronic to buy Covidien for $42.9 bln. *U.S. considering talks with Iran over Iraq. NEW YORK, June 16- U.S. stocks edged higher on Monday afternoon, reversing a midday dip, supported by a flurry of merger news, but the advance was limited as investors kept a close watch on rising oil prices caused by turmoil in Iraq.

  • Shire braces for takeover bids, hires Citi: Sources Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 2:25 PM ET
    Ten milligram tablets of the hyperactivity drug, Adderall, made by Shire Plc.

    Shire has hired investment bank Citi as an adviser following a wave of deals in the healthcare sector.

  • LONDON, June 16- London- listed drugmaker Shire has hired investment bank Citi as an adviser, expecting to receive takeover approaches following a wave of deals in the healthcare sector, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

  • Midday movers: Medtronic, Netflix, Tesla Motors & More Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 12:12 PM ET
    NYSE EuroNext flag hangs outside the NYSE.

    Some of Monday's midday movers:

  • Medtronic says still has room for more acquisitions Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 11:53 AM ET

    CHICAGO, June 16- Medtronic Inc on Monday said it will remain in the market for promising new technologies even as it absorbs Dublin- based medical device maker Covidien Plc in a $42.9 billion cash-and-stock deal.

  • *Medtronic to buy Covidien for $42.9 bln. "If the market really didn't back off because of, people are concerned, they will keep watching it and unless it really implodes the market is just going to churn," said Ken Polcari, director of the NYSE floor division at O'Neil Securities in New York.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St advances as M&A offsets Iraq worry Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 10:28 AM ET

    *Medtronic to buy Covidien for $42.9 bln. "If the market really didn't back off because of, people are concerned, they will keep watching it and unless it really implodes the market is just going to churn," said Ken Polcari, director of the NYSE floor division at O'Neil Securities in New York.

  • Medical M&A: Who's next?     Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 10:13 AM ET

    Medtronic announced it will buy Covidien for $42.9 billion. Barbara Ryan of FTI Consulting, discusses consolidation in the medical industry.

  • Medtronic to buy Covidien     Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 10:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell provides insight to Medtronic's announcement it will buy Covidien, and also discusses the consolidation trends in medical device companies.

  • Medtronic’s $43B Covidien deal: More to come? Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 9:26 AM ET
    Medtronic Chairman and Chief Executive Omar Ishrak.

    Medtronic's $43 billion Covidien deal may signal future medical-device company mergers.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St to open lower on Iraq turmoil Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 9:02 AM ET

    *U.S. considering talks with Iran over Iraq. *Medtronic to buy Covidien for $42.9 bln. *Geopolitical tensions in Ukraine also flared as Russian natural gas exporter Gazprom reduced supplies to Ukraine after Kiev failed to meet a deadline to pay off its gas debts in a dispute that could disrupt supplies to the rest of Europe.

  • Medtronic is buying Covidien in a $42.9 billion agreement that could increase concerns about the rush of U.S. companies striking deals to cut their tax bills.

  • Bill George, Harvard business professor and former Medtronic CEO, shares his thoughts on Medtronic's $43 billion deal to buy the medical device maker for $93.22 per share.

  • Early Movers: COV, YHOO, GOOG, GE, TGT, T & more Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 7:46 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • US STOCKS-Futures drop as Iraq turmoil continues Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 7:40 AM ET

    *U.S. considering talks with Iran over Iraq. *Medtronic to buy Covidien for $42.9 bln. *Geopolitical tensions in Ukraine also flared as Russian natural gas exporter Gazprom reduced supplies to Ukraine on Monday after Kiev failed to meet a deadline to pay off its gas debts in a dispute that could disrupt supplies to the rest of Europe.

  • CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports the latest detail on the deal as consolidation in the health care industry continues.

  • June 15- U.S. medical device maker Medtronic Inc said on Sunday it had agreed to buy Covidien Plc for $42.9 billion in cash and stock and move its executive base to Ireland in the latest transaction aiming for lower corporate tax rates abroad.

  • June 15- U.S. medical device maker Medtronic Inc said on Sunday it would buy Covidien Plc for $42.9 billion in cash and stock, moving its executive base to Ireland in the latest transaction to seek lower corporate tax rates abroad.

  • June 14- U.S. medical device maker Medtronic Inc is in advanced talks to buy rival Covidien Plc in a deal valued at $45 billion to $50 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Saturday.