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The European Commission said on Friday it had approved Finnish telecom equipment group Nokia's planned purchase of Alcatel-Lucent.
Anthem said on Friday it would buy Cigna in a deal valued at $54.2 billion, creating the largest U.S. health insurer.
Anthem has agreed to acquire Cigna for $54.2 billion in a cash and stock deal, reports "Squawk Box's" Andrew Ross Sorkin.
Seijiro Takeshita, professor of management and information at University of Shizuoka, says the Japanese media group is hoping to beef up its "regional weakness" with the purchase of the FT Group.
UPS is in talks to acquire Chicago-based Coyote Logistics for $1.8 billion according to a source familiar with the matter.
CNBC's David Faber reports on the major legal roadblock in Teva's bid to acquire Mylan.
Pearson is in advanced talks to sell the FT Group to Germany's biggest newspaper company Axel Springer, the Financial Times reported.
Nikkei, the Japanese media company, has trumped Germany’s Axel Springer, in a tussle to buy the FT Group from Pearson for £844m, the FT reports.
Home Depot said it agreed to buy home repair and maintenance product seller Interline Brands for $1.63 billion.
Heart device maker St. Jude Medical said it would buy smaller rival Thoratec for $3.4 billion.
The Justice Department approved AT&T's bid to buy DirecTV, a game changer for the industry.
CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports that Dow Jones is reporting the Federal Communications Commission will approve AT&T's bid for DirectTV.
Ireland-based Horizon Pharma raised its offer to buy Depomed to $33 per share from $29 per share, contingent on deal talks.
Joe Jimenez, CEO of Novartis, says the company is looking for bolt-on acquisitions worth between $1 bilion to $3 billion, rather than mega-mergers.
Micron has told China's Tsinghua Unigroup that its $23 billion acquisition offer is not realistic, said sources.
Timothy Walbert, Horizon Pharma chairman & CEO, talks about the company's earning providing patients access to drugs, and its bid for Depomed.
Miramax is exploring strategic alternatives including a potential sale, according to people familiar with the matter.
Italy is set to float its national post office in the first week of August, kicking off a 12 billion euro privatization program. The Financial Times reports.
Thoma Bravo is discussing a bid for NCR that could value the ATM maker at around $9 billion, including debt, according to sources.
CNBC's Mary Thompson looks ahead to what are likely to be next week's top business and financial stories.