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  • Dollar General acquisition would be a 'big deal' Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 5:40 AM ET
    Dollar General acquisition would be a 'big deal'

    The potential Dollar General purchase of Family Dollar would be a "big deal" in the retail space, especially for investors, says Patrick McKeever, managing director and senior equity analyst at MKM Partners.

  • Dealmaking is only in the 5th inning: Schwarzman Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 8:29 AM ET
    Steve Schwarzman, co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Blackstone Group LP.

    Blackstone Group's Steve Schwarzman also tells CNBC: "I don't think the Fed will throw us into a next recession."

  • Demand for corporate bonds beats supply Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 5:30 AM ET
    Demand for corporate bonds beats supply

    Debt-fuelled buybacks and mergers will continue to grow and "intensify" in 2015, says Brian Reynolds, chief market strategist at Rosenblatt Securities.

  • Cypress & Spansion to merge Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 4:06 PM ET
    Cypress & Spansion to merge

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports Cypress and Spansion are to merge in a $1.6 billion all-stock deal.

  • Why a Glencore-Rio Tinto merger makes sense Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 10:25 PM ET
    Why a Glencore-Rio Tinto merger makes sense

    Scott Philips, Advisor at The Motley Fool, says a merger between Rio Tinto and Glencore makes sense but warns that the deal will be riskier for Glencore.

  • Starz exploring sale of its business: Report Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 10:16 AM ET
    The screening room at the Starz Denver Film Festival.

    Pay-TV channel Starz is seeking as much as $5 billion in a potential sale, the New York Post reports.

  • Mega-mergers are popular again on Wall Street Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 6:47 AM ET

    Deals worth $100 billion on Monday put the Street on pace for a year rivaling the dot-com bubble era and the private equity surge just before the financial crisis.

  • Shutterfly buys photo printing app GrooveBook Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:10 PM ET
    Grovebook app

    A photo-printing app that obtained backing through the show "Shark Tank" has been purchased by Shutterfly, according to a report in TechCrunch.

  • DreamWorks-Hasbro talks fade Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 7:22 AM ET
    DreamWorks-Hasbro talks fade

    Rich Greenfield, BTIG media & tech analyst, shares his thoughts on why a deal between DreamWorks and Hasbro may no longer be in the works.

  • Halliburton buys Baker Hughes for $34.6 billion Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 7:01 AM ET
    Halliburton buys Baker Hughes for $34.6 billion

    Kurt Hallead, RBS Capital Markets analyst, breaks down details of the deal between the oil services companies and which shareholders came out on top.

  • HAL & BHI: Two oil giants, one massive merger Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 7:15 AM ET
    HAL & BHI: Two oil giants, one massive merger

    Kurt Hallead, RBC Capital Markets, discusses the proposed $67 billion merger between oil behemoths Halliburton and Baker Hughes and the possible antitrust issues it's likely to run into as oil prices head lower.

  • Obama sparks fears over Comcast-Time Warner deal Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 12:26 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Obama's push for net neutrality has investors worried that Comcast will walk away from its bid for Time Warner Cable.

  • Want a job? We'll buy your company: Tech giants Sunday, 9 Nov 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif.

    Some investors are taking aim at "acqui-hiries"—the trend of a big company buying a start-up for the sake of raiding its talent.

  • The wealth funds clinching the most deals are Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 12:12 AM ET

    Singapore's Temasek and GIC were the most active sovereign wealth funds last year, closing deals even as their peers' efforts slackened, a report said.

  • Labcorp gets into drug research with Covance deal Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 6:25 AM ET

    Laboratory Corp. of America said it would buy contract research company Covance for about $6.1 billion in cash and stock.

  • AbbVie: Strong results lessen need for big deal Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 12:46 PM ET
    Pharmaceuticals health care drugs cost

    AbbVie reported strong earnings on demand for its Humira drug and said it could deliver strong long-term growth without another big merger bid.

  • Goldman's $100M spreadsheet error Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:40 PM ET
    Traders work at the Goldman Sachs booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    A spreadsheet mix-up led Goldman to misrepresent the number of outstanding shares in Tibco Software, the NYT reports.

  • Market ripe for M&A, says JPMorgan exec Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 12:11 PM ET
    Jimmy Lee, vice chairman of JPMorgan Chase.

    A top banker with nearly 40 years of experience on Wall Street says he can't "remember a better time to do a deal."

  • Investors couldn't overlook HP's 'dead' side Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 4:21 PM ET
    Hewlett-Packard

    Hewlett-Packard had no choice but to split—investors just couldn't look past the dead part of the company, says Michael Yoshikami.

  • Glencore's Rio Tinto bid a 'smart move': Pro Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 3:00 AM ET
    Glencore's Rio Tinto bid a 'smart move': Pro

    Jessica Ground, U.K. equities fund manager at Schroders, says Glencore's merger bid for Rio Tinto was a "smart move" as it would give it access to the iron ore market.