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  • Cherry picking

    Jim Cramer unpacks Amazon's $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods Market to find its biggest benefactors - and those hit the hardest.

  • *Tesco's quarterly UK like-for-like sales beat forecasts. LONDON, June 16- Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, reported its strongest quarterly sales growth in seven years on Friday but its stellar performance was overshadowed by news of Amazon's $14 billion takeover of Whole Foods Market. Shares in Tesco rose as much as 4.4 percent in early trading as its first...

  • MOSCOW, June 16- A Russian media group which angered some in the Kremlin by reporting on the business interests of people close to President Vladimir Putin was sold on Friday to the owner of a tabloid that is deferential to the Russian leader. Businessman Grigory Berezkin's ESN group said in a statement it has acquired a 65 percent stake in the RBC media holding,...

  • LONDON/ AMSTERDAM, June 16- Amazon.com Inc's $14 billion takeover of Whole Foods Market sent shockwaves across the Atlantic on Friday as investors weighed the implications for Europe's supermarkets from an accelerated push by the e-commerce juggernaut into traditional food retail. Amazon has already been expanding its Fresh grocery delivery business in...

  • SAO PAULO, June 16- Shares of JBS SA jumped on Friday after Brazilian financial magazine Exame reported that Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala Development Co PJSC is arranging partners to make a bid for control of the world's largest meatpacker. Other bidders, including U.S. food producer Cargill Inc, might be interested in acquiring certain JBS assets,...

  • PARIS, June 15- Shareholders in Safran on Thursday backed resolutions that will free the French aero engine maker to pursue an agreed takeover of parts maker Zodiac. In May, Zodiac accepted a 15 percent cut in Safran's $9 billion offer after Zodiac profit warnings. Safran is offering 25 euros per Zodiac share in cash, down from 29.47 euros previously, or an...

  • Nestle chocolate products are displayed on the shelves of a Kroger supermarket in Decatur, Georgia.

    Swiss food giant Nestle may sell its U.S. confectionery business it said on Thursday.

  • The Wall Street firm, which was seeking to raise $5 billion to $8 billion for its first buyouts fund since the 2008 financial crisis, is expected to close the fund in the coming weeks. Called West Street Capital Partners, the fund has already invested around $2 billion in deals, the people added. Some of these deals include the acquisition of digital marketing...

  • CNBC Mad Money Lightning Round

    Jim Cramer flies through his take on caller favorite stocks, including this semiconductor play.

  • June 13- Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday it closed its $4.48 billion acquisition of Yahoo Inc's core business and that Marissa Mayer, chief executive of the internet company, had resigned. The completion of the acquisition marked the end of Yahoo as a stand-alone internet company, a tech pioneer once valued at more than $100 billion.

  • June 13- Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday it closed its $4.48 billion acquisition of Yahoo Inc's core business and that Marissa Mayer, chief executive of the internet company, had resigned. The completion of the acquisition marks the end of the line for Yahoo as a standalone internet company, a storied tech pioneer once valued at more than $100 billion.

  • TORONTO, June 13- Canada's Shaw Communications Inc said on Tuesday it would sell its data center subsidiary ViaWest Inc to Peak 10 Holding Corp for $1.675 billion, using some of the proceeds to buy airwaves to boost its new wireless unit. Shaw said it would pay C $430 million to acquire wireless spectrum from Quebecor Media Inc, which is majority-owned by Quebecor...

  • Authorities around the world, including the United States, Switzerland and Singapore have looked into anti-money laundering breaches relating to 1MDB.

    U.S. authorities are probing the $2.2 billion purchase of U.S. energy company Coastal Energy, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • June 12- U.S. medical products supplier Halyard Health Inc is exploring a sale of its surgical and infection prevention business that could fetch more than $600 million, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, Halyard has a market capitalization of $1.7 billion. The surgical and infection prevention unit for sale...

  • *Political turmoil could hurt UK dealmaking. LONDON, June 12- The political shock of Prime Minister Theresa May's failure to win a majority in a national election could put the brakes on takeover activity in Britain, dealmakers told Reuters on Monday. A failed gamble on a snap election has weakened Britain's hand just days before formal talks on leaving the...

  • June 11- Canyon Bridge Capital Partners LLC, the China- backed buyout fund that agreed to acquire Lattice Semiconductor Corp in November for $1.3 billion, will submit the deal for U.S. review for the third time, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. The move comes as Canyon Bridge seeks to get the deal approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the...

  • TOKYO, June 9- Japan's SoftBank Group Corp said on Friday that a unit of the company will buy two firms that build walking robots from Alphabet Inc, which would add to the group's growing artificial intelligence portfolio. The Japanese company will buy Boston Dynamics and Tokyo- based Schaft, which design and manufacture robots that simulate human movement.

  • June 8- SoftBank Group Corp said on Thursday that a subsidiary of the company had agreed to buy robotics firm Boston Dynamics from Alphabet Inc.. The company did not disclose the terms of the deal. SoftBank said in a statement that as part of the transaction with Alphabet it had also agreed to acquire Japanese bipedal robotics company Schaft.

  • Jim Cramer speaks with Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook on the 10th Anniversary of Mad Money.

    Jim Cramer explained why he thinks Apple is dominating consumer products, if not tech.

  • Tracking value monster IAC's success

    Jim Cramer dives into InterActive Corporation to understand the company's decades of growth.