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  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, April 23- Comcast Corp's board was meeting late on Thursday to finalize plans to abandon its proposed $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable Inc, according to a person directly familiar with the matter. Representatives of Comcast and Time Warner Cable declined to comment. The news came a day after officials of Comcast and Time Warner...

  • Comcast could drop Time Warner Cable bid: Source Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 3:29 PM ET
    It's standing room only at the Public Utilities Commission's public comment meeting concerning the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger on April 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA.

    Comcast could drop its bid for Time Warner Cable as soon as Friday, a source told CNBC.

  • *Yoox/ Net-a-Porter merger may be a game-changer. PARIS, April 23- The merger of the world's two biggest online fashion stores, Net-a-Porter and Yoox, sends a warning to luxury brands to embrace the Internet with more vim after years of resistance. Top brands such as Prada and LVMH's Christian Dior still baulk at the idea of selling clothing online as well as through...

  • BlaBlaCar co-founder talks growth plans Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 5:10 AM ET
    BlaBlaCar co-founder on expansion plans

    Could BlaBlaCar be the next success story for Europe, as it makes more acquisitions and expansion plans? Nicolas Brusson, co-founder and COO of BlaBlaCar, talks about the company's recent developments.

  • WASHINGTON, April 22- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's staff has recommended that the agency designate Comcast Corp's proposed $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc for a hearing, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • Old media pushes bask against Verizon's custom TV Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 4:08 PM ET
    Verizon

    A battle is brewing between Verizon and media companies who provide content to its FiOS TV service.

  • April 22- Generic drugmaker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said it could "promptly" divest some operations to obtain regulatory clearance for its proposed $40 billion takeover of smaller rival Mylan NV. Mylan, which has said a merger with Teva would be bad fit, plans to make a new offer for Perrigo Co Plc in the near term, CNBC reported on Wednesday.

  • The sealed memorandum was one of many documents that Sysco has filed in its fight with the Federal Trade Commission's over whether it can merge with No. 2 US Foods. "In one instance, the FTC claims Sysco and US Foods would control 100 percent of the market in San Diego. The U.S. government filed a lawsuit in February seeking to block Sysco's $3.5 billion takeover of US...

  • April 22- Food distributor Sysco Corp said it had filed a memorandum opposing the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's efforts to block its proposed merger with smaller rival U.S. Foods Inc.. Sysco, the largest U.S. food distributor, unveiled its plan to buy US Foods, the second-largest, in December 2013. The U.S. government filed a lawsuit in February seeking to block...

  • April 22- Food distributor Sysco Corp said it had filed a memorandum opposing the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's efforts to block its proposed merger with smaller rival U.S. Foods Inc.. Sysco said it filed the memorandum on Tuesday in the U.S. Federal District Court for the District of Columbia, opposing the FTC's motion for preliminary injunction against the...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- U.S. Federal Communications Commission officials studying the proposed merger of Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc are scheduled to brief FCC commissioners' staff on their review on Wednesday, according to two sources familiar with the plan. Comcast's merger with Time Warner Cable would combine the nation's two largest cable...

  • BP CEO 5 years after spill: We're a different company Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 3:38 PM ET
    BP CEO 5 years after spill: We're a different company

    BP CEO Bob Dudley discusses how BP has changed in five years since the Gulf oil spill, and consolidation in the energy industry. Dudley says no company has approached him about buying BP.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St mixed as earnings offset merger news Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 11:58 AM ET

    Travelers, DuPont and IBM weighed the most on the Dow industrials. IBM also mentioned currency effects when it reported a fall in revenue late on Monday. Dupont was down 2.6 percent at $70.92 and IBM fell 1 percent to $164.41.

  • PARIS/ HELSINKI/ STOCKHOLM, April 21- Nokia's acquisition of smaller rival Alcatel-Lucent may avoid the pitfalls that befell earlier telecom network equipment marriages, thanks to a revolution over the past decade in how products are launched and developed. Nokia has promised 900 million euros of cost savings by 2019 from the Alcatel-Lucent acquisition,...

  • ZURICH, April 21- U.S. shareholder adviser ISS has recommended Holcim investors back the Swiss cement maker's proposed merger with France's Lafarge ahead of next month's shareholder vote on the $40 billion tie-up. Backing from ISS is a boost to Zurich- based Holcim as it seeks to win the support of two-thirds of investors at a shareholder meeting on May 8 in order...

  • Teva proposes Mylan acquisition Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 9:38 AM ET
    Teva proposes Mylan acquisition

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports on whether Teva's bid for Mylan makes sense.

  • ZURICH, April 21- U.S. shareholder adviser ISS has recommended Holcim investors back the Swiss cement maker's proposed merger with France's Lafarge ahead of next month's vote on the deal, a source familiar with the recommendation told Reuters on Tuesday. The recommendation comes before an extraordinary general meeting on May 8 where Holcim needs the backing...

  • April 20- Halliburton Co's decision to cut fewer jobs and keep its logistics network intact to capitalize on its pending merger with Baker Hughes Inc could give Schlumberger NV an edge at a time when cost cuts look like the best way forward. "I think in the very near term, Schlumberger is going to make more money than Halliburton because it's not carrying the extra...

  • Cable merger far from done Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 6:30 AM ET
    Cable merger far from done

    CNBC's Kate Rogers reports on the latest in the planned Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger.

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, April 20- Nothing shows the changing nature of the global liquefied natural gas market than the creation of super-sized producers and buyers. The $70 billion merger of Royal Dutch Shell and BG and the joint fuel procurement venture between Japan's top utilities, Tokyo Electric Power Co and Chubu Electric Power Co, are flip sides of the...