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  • AbbVie to buy drugmaker Shire for $55 billion

     AbbVie to buy drugmaker Shire for $55 billion
    AbbVie Inc. signed a nearly $55 billion deal to acquire drugmaker Shire PLC early Friday, a move that will allow it to substantially cut its corporate tax bill by moving its legal address to the United Kingdom. The deal, announced by both companies in a...
  • Zillow to buy Trulia for $3.5 billion

    Zillow to buy Trulia for $3.5 billion
    Zillow Inc. announced plans Monday to acquire Trulia Inc. in a $3.5 billion stock deal that will combine two behemoths in the online home purchase and rental search business. The companies said they will continue to operate as separate sites and...
  • ADM buys ingredients company Wild Flavors for about $3 billion

    ADM buys ingredients company Wild Flavors for about $3 billion
    Agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland, which will soon be based in Chicago, said Monday it will buy Swiss-German natural ingredient company Wild Flavors for $3 billion, a move aimed at diversifying the company and helping brands appeal to consumers...
  • Merger of Aecom and URS to create giant L.A. construction firm

    Los Angeles construction giant Aecom Technology Corp. — which has worked on downtown L.A. high-rises, World Cup stadiums and New York's new World Trade Center — will buy its San Francisco rival, URS Corp., in a $6-billion deal. The merged...
  • Saint Mary's Hospital To Be Acquired By Tenet Healthcare

    Saint Mary's Hospital To Be Acquired By Tenet Healthcare
    A Texas-based hospital chain that is buying four Connecticut hospitals said in a surprise announcement Tuesday it will add a fifth to its roster: Saint Mary's in Waterbury. Connecticut's legislature this year passed a bill allowing for-profit hospitals...
  • Baxter has no plans for inversion with spinoff

     Baxter has no plans for inversion with spinoff
    While its peers in the northern suburbs and around the pharmaceutical industry have been lining up foreign mergers to help sidestep U.S. taxes, Baxter International said Thursday it has no plans to jump on the bandwagon. The Deerfield-based health...
  • Clock Ticking on FCC's Review of Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

    The FCC issued a formal public notice on Thursday seeking comment on Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable, signaling about six months until it reaches a decision on whether to green light the transaction. Comments in favor or against the...
  • Corporate tax scam watch: The 'inversion' craze

    Corporate tax scam watch: The 'inversion' craze
    Apple's done it. Herbalife has done it. Pfizer wanted to do it. What could be wrong with a corporate maneuver eyed by these fine, upstanding American corporations--and nearly 50 others in the last decade? The subject is "inversions," the catch-all...
  • Sun Valley: Would a Google, Fox Deal for Time Warner Make Sense?

    If Google or 21st Century Fox is interested in buying Time Warner, it's news to Jeff Bewkes. "I know nothing about it," the media conglomerate's chairman and CEO told Variety at the Allen & Co. media conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, on Wednesday when...
  • Cable merger is bigger than cable [Commentary]

    Cable merger is bigger than cable [Commentary]
    The cable company is one entity everyone likes to hate. Perhaps this knee-jerk animosity is to blame for the rush to condemn Comcast's proposed $44 billion merger with Time Warner Cable. Critics complain that combining the nation's two largest cable...
  • Crumbs cupcakes chain may find savior in CNBC star Lemonis

    Crumbs cupcakes chain may find savior in CNBC star Lemonis
    Days after shuttering all its stores due to financial struggles, Crumbs Bake Shop Inc. could be making a comeback.  An investor group that includes the Fischer Family and Marcus Lemonis, who heads Camping World and Good Sam Enterprises and stars on...