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  • US STOCKS-Wall St lower after poor manufacturing data Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 10:28 AM ET

    *Zulily soars on Liberty Interactive's $2.4 bln buyout offer. *Tesla jumps after Morgan Stanley upgrade. Aug 17- Wall Street began the week lower on Monday after data showed a surprise fall in manufacturing activity in the state of New York in August.

  • Zulily natural fit for QVC: Liberty Interactive CEO Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 9:51 AM ET
    Zulily natural fit for QVC: Liberty Interactive CEO

    Greg Maffei, Liberty Interactive president & CEO discusses his company's $2.4 billion acquisition on Zulily.

  • *Zulily soars on Liberty Interactive's $2.4 bln buyout offer. *Tesla jumps after Morgan Stanley upgrade. Aug 17- Wall Street was set to begin the week lower on Monday as oil prices fell towards six-year lows and data indicated that manufacturing activity in New York state contracted in August.

  • Liberty Interactive buys Zulily for $2.4 billion Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 8:07 AM ET
    Liberty Interactive buys Zulily for $2.4 billion

    The "Squawk Box" news team reports terms of the takeover deal.

  • *Baxalta CEO says can get to Shire bid value on its own. LONDON, Aug 10- Shire Chief Executive Flemming Ornskov is stepping up his campaign to get Baxalta to the negotiating table as he pushes the benefits a $30 billion takeover offer to the U.S. biotech company's shareholders. Shares in Shire and Baxalta both rose on Monday, helped by a bullish note from Cowen analyst...

  • Shire CEO steps up drive to get Baxalta board talking Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | 11:20 AM ET

    LONDON, Aug 10- Shire Chief Executive Flemming Ornskov is stepping up his campaign to get Baxalta to the negotiating table as he pushes the benefits a $30 billion takeover offer to the U.S. biotech company's shareholders. He has a fight on his hands, with investors in newly listed Baxalta arguing he must pay more, although one person close to the Dublin- based...

  • *Q2 refinery margins up to $17.42/ bbl from $14.54. Aug 5- HollyFrontier Corp posted a better-than-expected profit for the second straight quarter, showing that the U.S. refiner had put behind it a disruptive start to the year when it made a failed attempt at an acquisition and rebuffed a takeover offer. HollyFrontier was among the bidders for Citgo Petroleum Corp,...

  • DUBLIN, July 31- Irish aircraft leasing firm Avolon said on Friday it was considering an unsolicited takeover bid of $31 per share from China's Bohai Leasing Co Ltd, which would value the firm at over $2.5 billion. Bohai, which earlier this month agreed to buy 20 percent of U.S.-listed Avolon for $429 million, was informed of the unsolicited offer and made its own...

  • UPDATE 1-Depomed rejects Horizon Pharma's latest bid Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 4:58 PM ET

    July 29- Depomed Inc rejected Horizon Pharma Plc's latest unsolicited bid, saying the offer is "inadequate" and undervalues the company. Horizon Pharma's latest offer does not reflect an increase in Depomed shareholders' stake in the combined company or the amount of Horizon Pharma stock they would receive, Depomed said on Wednesday, echoing its view from last...

  • Depomed rejects Horizon Pharma's latest bid Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 4:11 PM ET

    July 29- Depomed Inc rejected Horizon Pharma Plc's latest unsolicited bid, saying the offer is "inadequate" and undervalues the company.

  • TEL AVIV, July 26- After months of sparring in a hostile takeover bid for rival Mylan NV, Teva Pharmaceutical's move to buy Allergan Plc's generic drug business instead could be a smoother ride that will bring bigger returns, faster. Israel- based Teva, the world's largest generic drugmaker, is in advanced talks to buy Allergan's generic drugs unit for between $40-...

  • Horizon Pharma raises offer for Depomed Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 7:12 AM ET

    July 21- Ireland- based Horizon Pharma Plc said it raised its offer to buy smaller drugmaker Depomed Inc to $33 per share, contingent on Depomed agreeing to start takeover talks. Horizon raised its offer by 12.8 percent from its earlier bid of $29.25 per Depomed share. Horizon Pharma took that offer hostile after Depomed refused to engage in talks.

  • *Paulson expected to put pressure on Syngenta board. July 15- Hedge fund Paulson& Co has taken a stake in Syngenta AG and could push for the Swiss pesticide maker's board to accept a takeover offer from U.S. seed company Monsanto Co, people familiar with the matter said. Monsanto, the world's largest seed company, has made a $45 billion bid for Syngenta that the Swiss...

  • Paulson's hedge fund takes stake in Syngenta -sources Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 6:15 PM ET

    July 14- Hedge fund Paulson& Co has taken a stake in Syngenta AG,, and could push for the board of directors of the Swiss pesticide maker to accept a takeover offer from U.S. seed company Monsanto Co, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Monsanto, the world's largest seed company, made a $45 billion bid for Syngenta that the Swiss company rejected.

  • Micron worth at least $30: Pro Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 5:38 PM ET
    Micron worth at least $30: Pro

    Romit Shah, Nomura Securities, discusses Micron's takeover vulnerability, and why SanDisk could be next.

  • FRANKFURT, July 9- K+ S finance chief Burkhardt Lohr denied the German potash miner had set 50 euros per share as a minimum it expected suitor Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc to offer for the group, according to a newspaper interview. K+ S rejected Potash Corp's 7.9 billion euro bid proposal last week, saying it was too low and that the Canadian suitor could be planning...

  • German minister backs K+S's Potash bid rejection Saturday, 4 Jul 2015 | 1:38 PM ET

    FRANKFURT, July 4- A German regional minister gave his backing to potash miner K+ S's rejection of an $8.8 billion- euro takeover bid by Canada's Potash Corp of Saskatchewan, saying K+ S should remain a German company. Tarek Al-Wazir, minister of economy in K+ S's home state of Hesse, said on Saturday he would support K+ S's efforts to make sure regional jobs and value...

  • July 2- Dollar Tree Inc was given the go-ahead to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on condition that they sell 330 Family Dollar stores, putting to rest a year-long merger saga. The stores spread across 35 states, which Dollar Tree has offered to sell to private equity firm Sycamore Partners, has to be sold within 150 days after the...

  • FRANKFURT, July 2- German potash miner K+ S rejected Potash Corp of Saskatchewan's 7.9 billion euro takeover bid on Thursday, saying it was too low and that the Canadian suitor could be planning to dismantle the company, putting jobs at risk. K+ S, which is the world's largest salt supplier but derives most of its earnings from potash fertilisers, also said it was not...

  • Faber Report: Anthem-Cigna merger talks Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 9:44 AM ET
    Faber Report: Anthem-Cigna merger talks

    Anthem and Cigna are back in talks, according to sources, reports CNBC's David Faber.