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Wal-Mart completes deal for Jet.com

Wal-Mart says it has completed its deal to buy fast-growing online retailer Jet.com for $3 billion in cash plus $300 million in stock.


Bayer buying Monsanto, will create global chemical, ag giant

American seed and weed-killer company Monsanto and German medicine and farm chemical maker Bayer are combining in a deal that could help farmers produce higher yields to address challenges from …


Johnson Controls completes merger with Tyco

Johnson Controls completed its merger with Tyco, expanding the industrial company’s breadth in a corporate inversion deal that has been valued at more than $14 billion.


Pfizer to pay $14 billion for Medivation

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. is paying $14 billion to buy Medivation Inc., a San Francisco biotech company that sells a high-priced prostate cancer medication discovered by UCLA.


SABMiller to recommend AB Inbev deal despite value shift

The board of brewer SABMiller says it intends to “recommend” that shareholders accept Anheuser-Busch InBev’s revised takeover offer, clearing the way for a shareholder vote on the mega-deal.


Dow Chemical and DuPont say shareholders approved merger

NEW YORK – Shareholders for agriculture and chemicals companies DuPont and Dow Chemical have approved their merger, as well as a subsequent plan that will break up the century-old companies …


Providence, St. Joseph hospital chains announce merger

Two Catholic hospital chains are merging to create the nation’s third-largest nonprofit health system, with more than 100,000 employees in seven states.


Monsanto rejects Bayer bid, but still open to talks

Monsanto is rejecting Bayer’s $62 billion takeover bid, calling it “incomplete and financially inadequate.”


Q-and-A: What Bayer-Monsanto merger could mean

FRANKFURT, Germany – Bayer wants to buy Monsanto for $62 billion, hooking up the German chemical and drug company with the St. Louis-based producer of seeds and weed-killers. The deal …


Staples, Office Depot scrap merger after judge blocks deal

Staples and Office Depot said Tuesday they are scrapping their planned $6.3 billion merger after a federal judge blocked the deal, saying the government had made the case that the …


Staples, Office Depot proposed merger blocked by judge

Staples and Office Depot said Tuesday they are scrapping their planned $6.3 billion merger after a federal judge blocked the deal, saying the government had made the case that the …


Tribune Publishing rejects Gannett’s ‘opportunistic’ bid

Tribune Publishing Co. on Wednesday rejected Gannett’s more than $388 million buyout offer, saying it’s too little for the company that owns the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other …


Halliburton, Baker Hughes look to future after merger scuttled

Two companies crucial to the business of U.S. energy exploration – Halliburton and Baker Hughes – have abandoned their planned $34 billion merger.


International Paper to buy 7 pulp mills from Weyerhaeuser

International Paper said it is paying $2.2 billion to buy seven mills from Weyerhaeuser that make pulp used in diapers, tissues and other consumer products.


Rovi agrees to buy TiVo in $1.1 billion deal

Confirming media reports, TV technology company Rovi announced Friday that it plans to acquire TiVo in a $1.1 billion cash-and-stock deal.


Merged KeyCorp, First Niagara must sell 18 branches, Feds say

KeyCorp and First Niagara Financial Group have agreed to sell 18 of First Niagara’s western New York branches to satisfy antitrust issues arising from the planned combination of the banks.


Comcast buying DreamWorks Animation for about $3.55 billion

Comcast is buying DreamWorks Animation, the film company behind the Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda franchises, for approximately $3.55 billion, strengthening its presence in the important and growing business …


Tribune calls Gannett ‘erratic,’ but still reviewing purchase offer

Tribune Publishing said Tuesday in a letter that USA Today owner Gannett was “erratic” and “unreliable” as the two newspaper companies tried to discuss a possible tie-up.


Justice OKs Charter purchase of Time Warner Cable

The Justice Department has approved Charter’s bid to buy Time Warner Cable and create another cable giant.


USA Today owner Gannett bids for LA Times publisher Tribune

Newspaper publisher Gannett said Monday that it wants to buy rival Tribune Publishing for more than $388 million, in a deal that would give the owner of USA Today control …


Federal lawsuit seeks to stop deal between oilfield services firms

The Justice Department is suing to stop Halliburton from buying oilfield-services rival Baker Hughes, the latest effort by the Obama administration to block mergers that it believes enrich corporations but …


Fresh Market to be bought by Apollo for more than $1.3B

The Fresh Market, a grocery store chain, has agreed to be acquired by private equity firm Apollo for more than $1.3 billion.


Emerging player from China could disrupt Marriott plans

A fight for control of the Starwood hotel chain is under way following a $14 billion buyout offer Monday from a consortium led by China’s Anbang Insurance Group.


Haggen may sell core stores to Albertsons

The Haggen bankruptcy saga has taken another turn as Federal Trade Commission documents reveal that the parent company of Albertsons wants to buy Haggens’ 33 remaining core stores.


Canadian Pacific hopes Norfolk Southern OKs merger talks

Canadian Pacific’s appeal to Norfolk Southern shareholders and regulators likely represents the railroad’s last effort to acquire its rival.


Kaiser submits formal bid to acquire Group Health

Officials with California’s Kaiser Foundation Health Plan have formally applied to acquire Seattle’s Group Health Cooperative, the next step in the controversial proposal, Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler said …


McKesson acquires Canadian pharmacy operator Rexall

Prescription drug distributor McKesson Corp. is buying Canadian pharmacy operator Rexall Health from Katz Group for $2.2 billion, strengthening McKesson’s Canadian pharmaceutical supply chain.


Honeywell walks away from $90 billion bid for United Technologies

Honeywell abandoned a bid worth more than $90 billion for rival United Technologies, saying it did not want to force a deal with an unwilling partner.


UPS invests in same-day delivery company Deliv

UPS, looking for ways to get goods to shoppers faster, is investing in same-day delivery company Deliv.


ADT to be acquired by Apollo investment firm

ADT, the nation’s largest residential security firm, has agreed to be acquired by investment firm Apollo Global Management for $7 billion.