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  • Deal with Microsoft sends Nokia higher Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 11:20 AM ET
    Deal with Microsoft sends Nokia higher

    Kim Forrest of Fort Pitt Capital Group assesses Nokia's $7 billion dollar deal with Microsoft.

  • What the two big M&As demonstrate Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET
    What the two big M&As demonstrate

    Lothar Mentel, CIO of Paradigm Group at Tatton Investment Management, says that the two big M&As announced on Monday and Tuesday show that cash is "finally getting spent".

  • Why Nokia deal gets Finland's approval Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 11:10 AM ET
    Why Nokia deal gets Finland's approval

    Alex Stubb, Finland's minister for European Affairs and foreign trade, says Nokia is part of Finland's "DNA" and that the deal proposed is "actually quite good".

  • How good really Is the Microsoft/Nokia deal? Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    How good really Is the Microsoft/Nokia deal?

    Ian Fogg, head of mobile analysis at IHS Electronics and Media, says the Microsoft deal with Nokia will give the U.S. giant the opportunity to innovate more quickly, but highlights the "enormous" challenges ahead for Nokia.

  • Nokia surges on deal with Microsoft Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 10:47 AM ET
    Nokia surges on deal with Microsoft

    Former HP chairman & CEO, weighs in on Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's handset business and how it may impact the PC giant's cellphone business. "Not sure if it's a great strategy going forward but it's logical" she says.

  • Jarden ignites candle deal Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 10:36 AM ET
    Jarden ignites candle deal

    Jarden is trading higher after agreeing to buy Yankee Candle. Martin Franklin, executive chairman of Jarden, discusses the $1.75 billion acquisition.

  • Microsoft to buy Nokia's handset business Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 10:03 AM ET
    Microsoft to buy Nokia's handset business

    Microsoft is buying Nokia's handset business for more than $7 billion. CNBC's Jon Fortt has an update on the deal.

  • Pork war: China may not get US bacon after all Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 9:36 AM ET
    Farmland's hickory smoked bacon. Farmland is a brand owned by Smithfield Foods Inc.

    Starboard Value has received "non-binding written indications of interest" for its Smithfield Foods assets, the company said on Tuesday.

  • Verizon CEO on the megadeal Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 9:10 AM ET
    Verizon CEO: The $130B megadeal

    Verizon's agreement to purchase longtime partner Vodafone's 45 percent of the company is the third-largest acquisition deal of all time. Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam discusses details of the cash-and-stock buyout.

  • Cramer's phone deals Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 8:54 AM ET
    Cramer's phone deals

    CNBC's Jim Cramer takes a look at deals between Verizon, Vodafone, Microsoft and Nokia.

  • Yankee Candle acquired in a $1.75 billion deal Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 7:19 AM ET

    Jarden agreed to buy Yankee Candle for about $1.75 billion in cash, subject to working capital and other adjustments.

  • Ballmer: We kicked this journey off 2.5 years ago Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 5:00 AM ET
    Ballmer: we're focusing on 'high-value' activities

    Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, tells CNBC the Nokia deal is incremental to the group's transformation to focus on devices and services and to the Windows phone ecosystem.

  • Ballmer on Nokia deal: it's 'win-win' for everyone Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 4:09 AM ET
    Ballmer on Nokia deal: it's 'win-win' for everyone

    Microsoft's CEO, Steve Ballmer says Microsoft plans to build on and "accelerate" the Nokia Lumia momentum and highlights that Finland will become the "hub and centre" for the group's phone R&D.

  • Microsoft following Apple's lead? Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 4:00 AM ET
    Microsoft following Apple's lead?

    Ilkka Rauvola, analyst at Danske Bank Markets, comments on Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's mobile handset division and what it implies for both groups.

  • Size of deal will allow Vodafone a great future: CEO Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 1:13 AM ET
    Size of deal will allow Vodafone a great future: CEO

    Vittorio Colao, CEO of Vodafone, tells CNBC that the large size of the deal with Verizon allows them to return 71 percent to shareholders.

  • Vittorio Colao, chief executive officer of Vodafone Group

    Vodafone's priority following the $130 billion sale of its stake in Verizon Wireless will be to use the cash pile for accelerating investment in its own wireless networks.

  • Verizon, Vodafone seal $130 billion wireless deal Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | 12:05 PM ET

    Verizon agreed to buy out Vodafone's 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless for $130 billion, capping its effort to win control of the most profitable U.S. mobile provider.

  • JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley in record loan for Verizon Sunday, 1 Sep 2013 | 5:19 PM ET

    Verizon reached a $130 billion deal to buy out the 45% stake in Verizon Wireless it does not already own from Vodafone Group.

  • Verizon nears $130 billion wireless deal: Report Saturday, 31 Aug 2013 | 8:01 PM ET

    Verizon is near a $130 billion deal to buy out the stake in Verizon Wireless it doesn't already own, sources said.

  • Vodafone investors split on best use of windfall Saturday, 31 Aug 2013 | 4:41 PM ET

    Top investors in Vodafone are set to clash over what it should do with perhaps as much as $130 billion in proceeds from the sale of its stake in Verizon Wireless.

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