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Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers

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  • Coalition calls for rejection of Exelon-Pepco merger

    Coalition calls for rejection of Exelon-Pepco merger
    A 20-group coalition on Thursday called on state regulators to reject a proposed merger between Chicago energy giant Exelon Corp. and Pepco Holdings Inc., citing Exelon's track record on the environment and fears the deal would give it too much power in...
  • The Obama administration's incomplete answer to corporate inversions

    The Obama administration's incomplete answer to corporate inversions
    Obama administration officials freely admit that their new effort to deter corporate inversions -- a form of accounting fiction U.S. corporations are increasingly using to avoid taxes on income they earn in foreign countries -- won't actually stop the...
  • Bob Iger to Remain Disney Chief through 2018

    Bob Iger has extended his contract to remain chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Co. through June 30, 2018. One of his first moves will be to appoint a chief operating officer in 2015, with the individual most likely groomed to replace Iger when he...
  • Facebook Tops Q3 Estimates, Reaching 1.35 Billion Monthly Users

    Facebook, the world's largest social-media service, hit 1.35 billion monthly active users as of the end of the third quarter, up 14% year-over-year, and exceeded Wall Street financial estimates. The company's Q3 2014 revenue was $3.20 billion, an...
  • Lenovo closes $2.91 billion deal for Motorola phone unit

    China's Lenovo Group said Thursday it has closed its $2.91 billion acquisition of the Motorola handset unit from Google, paving the way for a fresh assault on the U.S. smartphone market. The purchase comes as Lenovo, the world's leading maker of PCs,...
  • Walgreen suffers 4Q loss on acquisition charge

    Walgreen suffers 4Q loss on acquisition charge
    Walgreen Co. reported a net loss for its fiscal fourth quarter after absorbing a large accounting charge related to its acquisition of European counterpart Alliance Boots GmbH. The drugstore operator recorded an $866 million noncash loss in the quarter...
  • Walgreen merger yields net loss for 4Q

    Walgreen Co. reported a net loss for the fiscal fourth quarter after absorbing a large accounting charge related to its acquistion of European counterpart Alliance Boots GmbH. The drug store operator recorded an $866 million noncash loss in the quarter...
  • Ferrara Candy boss Sal Ferrara, Lemonheads inspiration, dies

    Ferrara Candy boss Sal Ferrara, Lemonheads inspiration, dies
    When Salvatore Ferrara II was born by forceps, his temporarily misshapen appearance inspired his dad to call the new lip-puckering candy he invented “Lemonheads.” That was the joke told by family patriarch Nello Ferrara, who invented...
  • Norwegian Cruise Line to enter luxury market with Prestige acquisition

    Norwegian Cruise Line to enter luxury market with Prestige acquisition
    The world's third-largest cruise ship company is growing - and going upscale. Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announced Tuesday that it has agreed to acquire Prestige Cruises International, the parent company of Oceania Cruises and luxury...
  • Office Depot snags $100 million contract

    Office Depot snags $100 million contract
    Office Depot has won a contract worth more than $100 million with Corporate United, a group purchaser for more than 240 companies nationwide. The contract with Corporate United, one of the nation's largest indirect group purchasing organizations,...
  • Murdoch's News Corp. to buy parent of Realtor.com for $950 million

    Murdoch's News Corp. to buy parent of Realtor.com for $950 million
    Rupert Murdoch is moving into the online real estate business. Murdoch's News Corp. announced a deal Tuesday to buy Move Inc., operator of Realtor.com, the nation's third-largest real estate listings website, for $950 million. The purchase, expected...