CHARLOTTE, N.C.— North Carolina regulators are allowing Duke Energy to expand from being the country's largest electricity company to selling natural gas. Duke Energy Corp. said in a statement Thursday that the North Carolina Utilities Commission has allowed its acquisition of Piedmont Natural Gas Co. The regulatory approval is the last needed for the deal.
Qualcomm may be in talks to acquire NXP Semiconductors, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Privately held National Amusements said in a letter to both companies' boards that a merger would bring significant savings, but it would not support a transaction that would cause it to surrender control of CBS, Viacom or a combined entity. CBS shares rose 3.1 percent to $55.82 in morning trading, while Viacom was up 1.1 percent at $36.97. When Redstone split CBS...
Les Moonves, the head of CBS, would need assurances on how owner Shari Redstone would vote her shares, Recode reports.
National Amusements is asking Viacom and CBS to consider recombining, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.
Sept 29- Sumner Redstone's National Amusements Inc on Thursday urged the boards of Viacom Inc and CBS Corp to explore a combination. National Amusements owns 80 percent of the voting shares of both media companies, which separated from each other 10 years ago. Reuters reported on Wednesday that National Amusements, owned by media baron Redstone and his...
*Japan nuclear industry hobbled by shutdowns after Fukushima. TOKYO, Sept 29- Three Japanese conglomerates are in talks to combine their loss-making domestic nuclear fuel operations, people with direct knowledge of the matter said, as the outlook for restarts of reactors following the Fukushima nuclear crisis remains bleak. Only three of Japan's 42 reactors...
*Japan nuclear industry hobbled by shutdowns after Fukushima. TOKYO, Sept 29- Three Japanese conglomerates are in talks to combine their loss-making domestic nuclear fuel operations, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said, as the outlook for restarts of reactors following the Fukushima nuclear crisis remains bleak. Public opposition as well as...
Sept 28- Hitachi Ltd, Toshiba Corp and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd are in final talks to merge their nuclear fuel businesses as early as spring, the Nikkei business daily reported. The merger is expected to keep the nuclear operations of these companies afloat, even though most of Japan's nuclear reactors remain idle, the Japanese business daily reported.
Music streaming company Spotify is in discussions to acquire rival SoundCloud, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday.
The massive merger between Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller was finally approved by SABMiller shareholders on Wednesday.
Nomura analyst Anthony Diclemente shares his take on the merger talks between CBS and Viacom.
National Amusements encourages merger talks between CBS and Viacom, CNBC's David Faber reports.
BRUSSELS/ FRANKFURT, Sept 28- EU antitrust regulators on Wednesday raised a raft of concerns over the proposed $28 billion merger between Deutsche Boerse and the London Stock Exchange, saying it could hinder competition in key financial market activities. Deutsche Boerse and the London Stock Exchange, which had anticipated criticism of the deal, immediately...
**Brewer's shares up 2 pct, touch record high of $111.22. **SABMiller shareholders overwhelmingly back brewer's $100 bln- plus takeover by Anheuser-Busch InBev, clearing the last big hurdle for merger. **Molson Coors also set to buy SABMiller's stake in the MillerCoors venture in U.S. for $12 bln, following SABMiller's acquisition.
BRUSSELS— The European Commission has launched a probe into the planned merger of Germany's Deutsche Boerse AG and the London Stock Exchange Group over concerns the move could stifle competition. The merger would combine the stock exchanges of Britain, Germany and Italy as well as several big clearing houses, creating Europe's largest exchange operator.
LONDON, Sept 28- Novozymes, already grappling with the consequences of low oil and crop prices, is watching anxiously to see what Bayer's purchase of Monsanto will mean for the Danish group's ties with its key agricultural partner. "Of course, in the short-term we can all worry about the distraction that a $66 billion acquisition can bring and it is one of the things...
Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin is in talks to purchase Dick Clark Productions, its owner says.
Twitter, which is said to be entertaining buyout bids, may also have Microsoft as a potential suitor, a source told CNBC on Monday.
Disney is said to be working with an adviser on a potential Twitter bid, according to a Bloomberg report on Monday.