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Broadcom’s takeover bid for Qualcomm blocked

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump blocked Singapore chipmaker Broadcom from pursuing a hostile takeover of U.S. rival Qualcomm, ruling the proposed combination would imperil national security. The decision, announced late …


Retail woes drag takeover premiums to lowest level since 2008

The retail trends that are keeping U.S. shoppers away from malls are also putting a damper on deal-making. The number of mergers involving apparel, shoes and jewelry dropped 12 percent …


Feds say health mergers would increase costs, threaten care

Federal regulators are suing to stop two major health insurance mergers because they say the deals will increase health care costs for Americans and lower the quality of care they …


Companies eye partnerships to counter low growth

With global economic growth slowing, inflation staying low and digital innovation generating uncertainty, companies are increasingly looking at partnership deals with other firms, even competitors, to boost revenues, consulting firm …


Etch A Sketch owner sells classic toy to Toronto company

The Ohio company that has produced or owned the Etch A Sketch for more than five decades has sold the classic toy to a Toronto-based toy firm.


Alaska Air would consider merger, but says nothing in works

ATLANTA – Alaska Air Group, operator of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air and a partner of Delta Air Lines, would consider a combination with another carrier if the right deal …