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  • Miles White

    Diagnostic test maker Alere said it has rejected a request by Abbott Laboratories to terminate the $5.8 billion deal to buy Alere for a breakup fee.

  • April 28- Diagnostic test maker Alere Inc said its board has rejected a recent request by Abbott Laboratories Inc to terminate the $5.8 billion deal to buy Alere for a breakup fee. Abbott had raised concerns about the accuracy of various representations, warranties and covenants made by Alere in the merger agreement, and offered to pay $30 million to $50 million...

  • Takeover Thursday

    CNBC's David Faber looks at the mega-deals going down including Abbott Labs buying St. Jude, Sanofi's hostile bid for Medivation and Comcast's all-cash buy of DreamWorks Animation.

  • *Net sales fall 13.5 pct to $10.70 bln vs. est $10.66 bln. The merger is expected to create cost synergies of about $3 billion, the companies have said. "We feel very good that $3 billion in synergies we announced in December is a floor, not a ceiling," he told Reuters.

  • Will Brexit block the Deutsche Boerse-LSE merger?

    Gregor Pottmeyer, CFO of Deutsche Boerse, discusses the company's earnings and talks about how Brexit could impact the merger with the LSE.

  • Marissa Mayer

    Yahoo added 4 new directors to its board in a settlement with activist investor Starboard Value, the company announced Wednesday.

  • LONDON/ FRANKFURT, April 27- The London Stock Exchange Group and Deutsche Boerse said their planned $30 billion merger was on track and steadily winning support, despite a looming UK vote on continued membership in the European Union. The two companies have been working intensively on preparations to obtain all regulatory approvals since unveiling their...

  • DreamWorks & Comcast deal?

    CNBC's David Faber reports the latest on talks between Comcast and DreamWorks Animation.

  • LONDON, April 27- The London Stock Exchange Group stuck to its guns on Wednesday over its planned merger with Deutsche Boerse, saying the deal would be derailed by neither regulators nor any British exit from the European Union. "We wouldn't be embarking on a merger if we thought there would be any problems," LSEG Chairman Donald Brydon said in response to a...

  • Time Warner Cable service technician works on cable service from a van

    The U.S. Justice Department is expected to approve Charter Communications' acquisition of Time Warner Cable.

  • Businessman toasting

    Ball Corp. said it along with rival Rexam agreed to sell some assets to Luxembourg-based packaging maker Ardagh Group for about $3.42 billion.

  • The deal would include the sale of about a fifth of the companies' combined can making or producing plants across Europe, Brazil and the United States, Ball said in a statement on Monday. However, the deal earlier ran foul with European antitrust regulators as it would give the enlarged entity considerable market share in Europe, the United States and Brazil.

  • April 25- Drinks can maker Ball Corp said it along with British rival Rexam Plc agreed to sell some assets to Luxembourg- based packaging maker Ardagh Group for about $3.42 billion to meet antitrust regulations ahead of their planned merger. The deal would include the sale of 22 Ball and Rexam manufacturing plants across Europe, Brazil and the United States, the...

  • April 25- Drinks can maker Ball Corp said it along with British rival Rexam Plc agreed to sell some assets to Luxembourg- based Ardagh Group for about $3.42 billion to meet antitrust regulations ahead of their planned merger. The companies will sell some metal beverage can assets, support locations and functions in Europe, Brazil and the United States to Ardagh...

  • M&A outlook is positive: EY's McCrostie

    Pip McCrostie, global vice chair of transaction advisory services at EY, discusses what's happening in the M&A market.

  • April 21- Auto parts maker Johnson Controls Inc said on Thursday its merger with Ireland- based Tyco International Plc is to close on Oct. 1 in a move that would lower its tax rate. While the North American headquarters will remain in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the international headquarters for the combined company will be in Ireland. Johnson Controls said it had a net...

  • ALASKA AIR GROUP INC IS ANSWERING QUESTIONS FROM U.S.

  • FRANKFURT/ LONDON, April 21- Germany's Hapag-Lloyd is in talks to merge with United Arab Shipping Company, the latest move in the container market to battle a faltering global economy and too many ships. Hapag-Lloyd gave no further details of the discussions and said there was no certainty of a deal, which if it comes off is estimated to create a group with a...

  • The company, whose shares rose nearly 3 percent, also said it expected its planned merger with Ireland- based Tyco International Plc to close on Oct. 1 in a move that would lower its tax bill. Johnson Controls said it had a net loss of $530 million, or 82 cents per share, for the second quarter ended March 31, compared with a year-earlier profit of $529 million, or 80 cents...

  • FRANKFURT, April 21- German container shipping group Hapag-Lloyd is in talks to merge with United Arab Shipping Company in what would be the latest tie-up in an industry hammered by overcapacity and a faltering global economy. France's CMA CGM is in the midst of buying Singapore's Neptune Orient Lines to cement its position as number three behind...