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  • July 3- Health insurer Aetna Inc said it would buy smaller rival Humana Inc for about $37 billion in cash and stock, in the largest ever deal in the insurance industry. The combination will push Aetna close to Anthem Inc's No.2 insurer spot by membership, and would nearly triple Aetna's Medicare Advantage business. Antitrust authorities, who were aggressive in...

  • NEW YORK— Deal makers from New York to London had a busy first half of the year, and mega-mergers drove the frenzy. Companies around the world announced mergers and acquisitions worth $2.3 trillion, according to figures from data provider Dealogic, the second-best half-year total on record and the highest amount since 2007, when $2.6 trillion of deals were...

  • July 2- U.S health insurer Aetna Inc is nearing an agreement to buy rival Humana Inc for about $34 billion in a cash and stock deal, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday. One person said Aetna's offer would value Humana at about $230 per share and that a deal could be announced as early as Friday. A $230 per share offer would be at a premium of nearly...

  • WASHINGTON, June 30- AT&T Inc's proposed $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV is expected to get U.S. regulatory approval as soon as next week, according to people familiar with the matter, a decision that will combine the country's No. 2 wireless carrier with the largest satellite-TV provider. The FCC, which reviews if deals are in public interest, is poised to...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, June 29- Mergers and acquisitions worldwide in the second quarter of 2015 almost matched the record set in the second quarter of 2007, according to preliminary Thomson Reuters data, as big companies turned to deals to boost their market share. These include Royal Dutch Shell Plc's $70 billion acquisition of British rival BG Group Plc, cable...

  • June 26- Charter Communications Inc formally argued for regulatory approval for its Time Warner Cable Inc and Bright House Networks deals, saying consumers would benefit as Internet services would become cheaper and faster. Charter said in a filing with the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday that it would not block or suppress Internet traffic...

  • NEW YORK— Charter is trying to convince the government that consumers will benefit if it is allowed to create a cable giant through its proposed $67.1 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House. It is seeking government approval after regulators' concerns led Comcast to scrap its $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable in April.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, June 22- U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc on Monday dismissed concerns that buying smaller competitor Cigna Corp would be considered anti-competitive, even as antitrust experts said the combination would earn regulatory scrutiny. Besides the possible Anthem deal, Humana Inc is considering a sale, possibly to Cigna or Aetna Inc, a source...

  • Roberts, who set up Comcast after he bought a small cable television operator in Tupelo, Mississippi in 1963, died of natural causes in Philadelphia, Comcast said in a statement. He led Comcast from its humble beginnings to a $150 billion media conglomerate. Roberts, who was chairman emeritus of Comcast's board, had spent more than five decades at the company.

  • NEW YORK/ FRANKFURT, June 17- U.S. cable company Comcast Corp is not interested in buying wireless carrier T-Mobile US, a person familiar with the situation said on Wednesday. Manager Magazin of Germany, citing sources, had said earlier that the largest U.S. cable operator was in talks with T-Mobile US parent Deutsche Telekom AG about buying the No. 4 U.S. wireless...

  • Alcatel's Combes to join Altice - Challenges magazine Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 5:03 AM ET

    PARIS, June 11- Alcatel-Lucent Chief Executive Michel Combes will leave the group that he is selling to Nokia on July 15 and join billionaire Patrick Drahi's Altice holding company from September, Challenges magazine reported. Combes will in particular be responsible for the development of telecoms group Altice in Europe, the French magazine reported.

  • Why mergers might not signal optimism Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015 | 3:46 AM ET
    Handshake M&A mergers

    In contrast to previous merger booms, this recent spate of deals shouldn't necessarily be considered a barometer of a healthy economy.

  • Mega-M&A: Number of large deals to set record Friday, 5 Jun 2015 | 12:12 PM ET

    So far this year, 27 global M&A deals with a value greater than $10 billion were announced, a record pace for mega-dealmaking.

  • Dish in talks to merge with T-Mobile Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 9:14 AM ET

    Dish Network is in talks to merge with T-Mobile US, though the purchase price has not been agreed upon, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • Survey: And the most hated cable company is ... Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 3:37 PM ET
    A Time Warner Cable truck in New York City.

    These customers are not happy, according to a survey.

  • June 1- Time Warner Cable Inc said Chief Financial Officer Arthur Minson would step down effective immediately, less than a week after Charter Communications Inc agreed to buy the company for $56 billion. Minson, popularly known as "Artie," was a deputy chief financial officer at Time Warner Cable from 2007 to 2009. He returned to the company in 2013 after a stint at...

  • Why the big surge in M&A might not last Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 12:23 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Companies finally may be getting the message that it's better to invest in the future.

  • Time Warner Cable CFO Arthur Minson to leave Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 11:27 AM ET

    June 1- Time Warner Cable Inc said Chief Financial Officer Arthur Minson would step down effective immediately, less than a week after Charter Communications Inc agreed to buy the company for $56 billion. Chief Accounting Officer William Osbourn Jr and Treasurer Matthew Siegel will be acting co-CFOs. Minson will join privately held WeWork as president and...

  • Why the Fed may be forced to raise rates Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 8:06 AM ET
    Janet Yellen speaking on March 18, 2015.

    Even though the latest GDP report showed a contraction in the economy, the Fed may have to raise rates, analysts says.

  • US dealmaking at record year-to-date high Friday, 29 May 2015 | 8:54 AM ET
    mergers

    Dealmaking in the U.S. has made its strongest start to a year since Reuters records began in 1980, climbing 52 percent year on year.