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Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers

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  • Tech Industry Trade Group Opposes Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

    Industry trade group the Computer & Communications Industry Assn. is urging federal regulators to block the proposed $45 billion merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, concluding that it would give the combined company "even more ability to successfully...
  • Pay-TV field could shrink again with AT&T interest in DirecTV

    A rush among the nation's largest pay-TV and Internet providers to get even bigger could have profound effects on consumers and competition. Telecommunications giant AT&T has approached DirecTV about buying the satellite broadcaster in a bid to become...
  • Travelers Changes Organizational Structure As Head Of Business Insurance Leaves

    The Travelers Cos. announced this week it is changing its organizational structure and broadening responsibilities of some executives as Executive Vice President Bill Cunningham leaves the company. Cunningham, 49, has been the head of Business...
  • AT&T and DirecTV argue merger will benefit customers in FCC filing

    By teaming up, AT&T and DirecTV will be a strong competitor to cable giant Comcast Corp. and other pay-TV providers, which will benefit consumers, the two companies told the Federal Communications Commission Wednesday. "The combination of AT&T and...
  • Hillshire advises shareholders to vote against Pinnacle bid

    Hillshire advises shareholders to vote against Pinnacle bid
    Hillshire Brands Co. said it will withdraw its recommendation to its shareholders to vote for its acquisition of Pinnacle Foods Inc., following Tyson Foods Inc's to buy Hillshire. Tyson, the largest U.S. meat processor, last week said it would buy...
  • Foreign investment in Chicago supports jobs, study says

    Foreign investment in Chicago supports jobs, study says
    The number of Chicago-area jobs with foreign-owned companies has grown 40 percent in a generation, from 1991 to 2011, but the pace of this rise has slowed over the past decade, according to a report released Friday by a Washington think tank. The...
  • PPL merger would be with company founded by former executives of Goldman Sachs

    PPL merger would be with company founded by former executives of Goldman Sachs
    Thirty-five years ago, when a New Jersey-based outfit called General Public Utilities was irresponsibly cutting corners to increase profits, an Allentown-based outfit known as PP&L was emerging as one of nation's best-run utility companies. GPU, the...
  • House Republicans Grill Comcast Over Plans to Merge With Time Warner Cable

    House Republican and Democratic lawmakers raised concerns about Comcast's proposed combination with Time Warner Cable, including the possibility that the company would gain too much market power over the lineup of channels and programming over its...
  • Maryland, Del. governors concerned about Pfizer's proposed takeover of AstraZeneca

    Maryland, Del. governors concerned about Pfizer's proposed takeover of AstraZeneca
    Gov. Martin O'Malley and Delaware Gov. Jack Markell sent a joint letter to Pfizer Thursday expressing concerns about its proposed $106 billion acquisition of pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca, which employs thousands in both states. The governors said...
  • Proposed mega-merger of Omnicom and Publicis Groupe collapses

    Proposed mega-merger of Omnicom and Publicis Groupe collapses
    The proposed mega-merger of two of the world's leading advertising holding companies -- Omnicom Group of New York and Publicis Groupe of Paris -- has collapsed. Late Thursday, the two companies announced the termination of their proposed marriage, which...
  • Apple may be buying Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion

    Apple may be buying Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion
    Apple Inc., in what would be the largest acquisition ever for the tech giant, is close to buying high-end headphone maker Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion. The talks between Apple of Cupertino, Calif., and Beats Electronics of Culver City were first...