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  • Activision CEO faced firing during Vivendi buyout talks

    Activision CEO faced firing during Vivendi buyout talks
    Bobby Kotick, chief executive at video game publisher Activision Blizzard Inc. (think "Call of Duty" and "World of Warcraft"), saw his job threatened last year when he refused to accept the sale of some of Activision's shares to anyone but a group he controlled, according to court documents.
  • Allergan to slash workforce by 1,500

    Allergan to slash workforce by 1,500
    Botox maker Allergan Inc. said Monday that it will cut 1,500 employees, most of them in Southern California, in a cost-cutting effort the Irvine company hopes will help it fight off a hostile takeover bid by a Canadian rival. Stung by criticism that it'...

    Rumors of buyout talks drive Safeway stock gains

    Rumors of buyout talks drive Safeway stock gains
    Safeway Inc. shares have climbed for two straight days on speculation of a buyout offer just weeks after the grocery giant deflected another potential takeover. Buyout rumors erupted this week on reports that private equity firm Cerberus Capital...

    AT&T to acquire Leap Wireless in $1.2-billion deal

    AT&T to acquire Leap Wireless in $1.2-billion deal
    Seeking a foothold in the competitive prepaid wireless market, AT&T Inc. has agreed to acquire Leap Wireless International Inc. in a deal valued at about $1.2 billion. AT&T, the nation's second-largest wireless carrier, had been rumored to be in talks...

    T. Rowe Price continues to oppose Dell buyout offer

    T. Rowe Price continues to oppose Dell buyout offer
    With a shareholder vote just days away, T. Rowe Price, one of Dell Inc.'s major investors, reaffirmed its opposition to a $24.4 billion buyout offer for the personal computer manufacturer. "We continue to believe the proposed buyout does not reflect the...