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  • 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...

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  • April 17- Staff attorneys at the Justice Department's antitrust division are nearing a recommendation to block the proposed $45 billion merger of Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. A spokesman for Time Warner Cable questioned the report, saying the company had been working...

  • Mylan last week announced a $29 billion offer to buy Perrigo Co Plc in a move that some analysts suggested was a tactic to help fend off an acquisition by larger rival Teva. Mylan Executive Chairman and former Chief Executive Officer Robert Coury said the Perrigo plans remain on track. "Mylan is fully committed to its stand-alone strategy, including its proposal...

  • April 17- Staff attorneys at the Justice Department's antitrust division are nearing a recommendation to block the proposed $45 billion merger of Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. Time Warner Cable shares were trading down 5.1 percent at $150.08 on the New York Stock Exchange while...

  • April 17- Staff attorneys at the Justice Department's antitrust division are nearing a recommendation to block the proposed $45 billion merger of Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. A review could come as soon as next week, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. Time Warner and Comcast did...

  • Who could be interested in Fortescue? Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 12:18 AM ET
    Who could be interested in Fortescue?

    David Walker, senior analyst at stocksinvalue.com.au, explains why Chinese firms may be more interested than Anglo-Swiss mining giant Glencore in acquiring Fortescue Metals.

  • Yahoo not in talks to acquire Foursquare: Sources Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 10:51 AM ET
    Yahoo not in talks to acquire Foursquare: Sources

    CNBC's David Faber reports there is no truth to the rumor Yahoo will acquire Foursquare.

  • Yahoo not in talks to acquire Foursquare: Sources Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 10:08 AM ET

    Update: Sources deny any deal between Yahoo and local social "check-in" app Foursquare.

  • Nokia confirms it will buy Alcatel-Lucent Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 1:19 AM ET

    Finland's Nokia will tie the knot with Alcatel-Lucent in an all-stock deal that values the French telecom company at 15.6 billion euros ($16.6 billion), the companies said on Wednesday.

  • *U.S. stock futures point to lower open on Wall Street. LONDON, April 14- Global stock markets edged down on Tuesday as investors worried about the impact of a strong dollar on U.S. company earnings and unease over Greece's debt crisis overshadowed news of a possible merger between two big European telecoms equipment firms. News that Finland's Nokia was in talks to...

  • SINGAPORE, April 14- Gold hovered below $1,200 an ounce on Tuesday after slipping nearly 1 percent the session before, pressured by the possibility that U.S. interest rates could rise in the near term. *Spot gold was little changed at $1,198.20 an ounce at 0023 GMT. *Canadian gold miners Alamos Gold Inc and AuRico Gold Inc unveiled a $1.5 billion merger plan, setting...

  • Alamos Gold, AuRico Gold merging in $1.5B deal Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 8:21 AM ET
    A mine worker displays a large ingot of gold during the refining process at the Loulo-Gounkoto gold mine complex operated by Randgold Resources Ltd. in Loulo, Mali, Nov. 1, 2013.

    Canadian gold mining companies Alamos Gold and AuRico Gold are merging in a deal valued at approximately $1.5 billion.

  • Has Noble fought back the tide of Muddy Waters? Sunday, 12 Apr 2015 | 9:45 PM ET

    Asian commodity trader Noble Group has managed to fight off another round of research flak, this time from prominent short seller Muddy Waters.

  • Expect more energy mergers to come: Pro Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 6:48 PM ET
    Expect more energy mergers to come: Pro

    Jonathan Barratt, chief investment officer of Ayers Alliance Securities, explains why Shell's $70 billion deal for BG group may just be the first of many energy mergers.

  • More energy M&A ahead? Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 3:30 PM ET
    More energy M&A ahead?

    After Shell's big deal, are more takeouts coming down the pike? Lawrence McDonald and Andrew Keene discuss with Brian Sullivan.

  • LONDON, April 8- Royal Dutch Shell agreed to buy smaller rival BG Group for 47 billion pounds in the first major energy industry merger in more than a decade, closing the gap on market leader U.S. ExxonMobil after a plunge in oil prices. 1/ 8 nL3N0X441R 3/ 4. Goldman Sachs and Robey Warshaw LLP are expected to earn $50.3 million each for advising BG, with Bank of America...

  • These could be the next energy buyers and sellers Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 11:49 AM ET

    Exxon could make a deal soon, and targets for oil majors range from U.S. shale producers to distressed mining and resources firms, analysts tell CNBC.