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  • Nikkei Business Report

    Japanese mobile carrier Softbank's bid for Sprint was approved by US Federal Communications Commission last week, clearing the way for the firm to create a foothold in the US market. The Nikkei's Makiko Utsuda has more.

  • Onyx Rejects Amgen's $10 Billion Bid

    Onyx Pharmaceuticals has rejected a $10 billion takeover bid from Amgen, reports CNBC's Bertha Coombs.

  • Onyx Rejects Amgen's Takeover Bid

    Onyx is essentially putting itself up for sale to the highest bidder, reports CNBC's David Faber, although it did reject an unsolicited bid from Amgen because the board believed it undervalued the company.

  • Lawmakers Eye Pork Safety Issues

    Sen. Debbie Stabenow, (D-MI), discusses increasing Congressional scrutiny of food safety on the heels of Smithfield Foods takeover bid from Chinese meat producer Shuanghui.

  • M&A Activity Weak Despite a Few Big Deals

    Robert Kindler, Morgan Stanley vice chairman, explains why the market likes strategic deals and provides an overview of what's driving M&A activity and the prospects for the future.

  • Third Point Pushes for Sony Split

    CNBC's Tokyo bureau chief Kaori Enjoji reports on the latest development of U.S. hedge fund Third Point's interest in Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony.

  • Charter Reviewing Potential Takeover Targets

    CNBC's David Faber has the latest details on consolidation rumors in the cable industry.

  • Faber Report: Royalty Pharma Invited to Bid for Elan

    CNBC's David Faber reports Elan has decided to proceed with a formal sale process in response to recent interest.

  • Elan's Repurchase Program Likely to Get Shareholder Approval

    CNBC's David Faber reports 70 percent of Elan shareholders have voted on the four resolutions and have until 3pm today to change their vote.

  • Waze Disrupts GPS Space

    John Malloy, BlueRun Ventures partners, discusses how the social mapping and navigation app startup has revolutionizes the way people plot their destinations and has generated interest from Google and Facebook.

  • Dish Network Corp raised its buyout offer for Clearwire Corp to $4.40 per share, valuing the wireless service provider at $6.5 billion and topping a rival bid by Sprint Nextel Corp by nearly 30 percent.

  • Faber Report:  Bidding War Heats Up For Sprint

    CNBC's David Faber reports the latest developments in the battle between SoftBank and Dish Network to acquire Sprint.

  • Will Icahn's Bid For Dell Work?

    Ben White, POLITICO; Allan Sloan, Fortune; and Aaron Task, Yahoo! Finance, discuss Carl Icahn and Southeastern's recent offer for Dell.

  • Market Roundtable: Management Buyout Battles

    Ben White, POLITICO; Allan Sloan, Fortune; and Aaron Task, Yahoo! Finance, discuss Carl Icahn's bid for Dell, the move to split the roles of chairman and CEO at JPMorgan.

  • Faber Report: Arrowgrass Snubs Freeport McMoRan Bid

    CNBC's David Faber reports the latest details on Arrowgrass Capital Partners' opposition of FCX's takeover of Plains Exploration.

  • Faber Report: Verizon Talking to Themselves

    CNBC's David Faber reports the latest details on a potential bid to buy Vodafone's stake in Verizon Wireless.

  • Bars of Hindustan Unilever Ltd. Lux soap at a store in Mumbai

    Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever Plc will pay $5.4 billion to raise its stake in its Indian unit, in a bet on fast-growing spending power in Asia's third-largest economy.

  • Germany's Bayer has agreed to buy U.S. contraceptive devices maker Conceptus for $1.1 billion, aiming to underpin its position as the world's largest women's healthcare provider.

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    Major Vodafone investors said $100 billion was not enough for the British company's stake in its U.S. joint venture with Verizon Communications.

  • Verizon Has Yet To Make Vodafone Offer: Faber

    CNBC's David Faber has the latest details on reports Verizon wants to make a bid for Vodafone's stake in Verizon Wireless.