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Alan Horn
| January 17th, 2020  5:02 PM
Report: Disney dropping the 'Fox' from movie studio names
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney is dropping the word “Fox” from the movie studios it acquired as part of last year's $71 billion purchase of Fox's entertainment business, according to published reports. Disney will still run them as separate studios within the company. But trade publication Variety reported that 20th Century Fox will become 20th Century Studios, while Fox Searchlight Pictures will be Searchlight Pictures.
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Fiat Chrysler in talks with Foxconn to develop electric cars
Fiat Chrysler in talks with Foxconn to develop electric cars
January 17th, 2020  2:34 PM

Fiat Chrysler is in talks with the Taiwanese company Foxconn to develop and manufacture battery electric vehicles

Sports betting giant DraftKings plans merger, to go public
Sports betting giant DraftKings plans merger, to go public
December 23rd, 2019  2:10 PM

Sports betting giant DraftKings plans to merge with two other firms and go public

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Sports betting giant DraftKings to go public, plans merger
December 23rd, 2019  11:38 AM

Sports betting giant DraftKings plans to go public and merge with two other firms. The Boston-based company said Monday that it will complete its merger with gambling tech firm SBTech and special purpose acquisition company Diamond Eagle Acquisition sometime in the first half of 2020

Fiat Chrysler-Peugeot merger could bring more clean vehicles
Fiat Chrysler-Peugeot merger could bring more clean vehicles
December 18th, 2019  4:19 PM

Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot plan to merge into the world’s fourth-largest automaker, a giant that could produce a wider variety of cleaner vehicles at a faster pace, including more powered by electricity

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Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot sign deal for 50-50 merger
December 18th, 2019  11:33 AM

Fiat Chrysler and PSA Peugeot have signed a deal for a 50-50 merger, creating the world's fourth-largest automaker with annual sales of 8.7 million cars

UK opens inquiry into Google's takeover of data company
UK opens inquiry into Google's takeover of data company
December 17th, 2019  6:38 AM

Britain's competition watchdog has launched a formal merger inquiry into Google's purchase of cloud data analytics company Looker Data Sciences

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FCA and PSA Peugeot to announce merger MOU Wednesday
December 16th, 2019  10:32 AM

A person briefed on a planned memorandum of understanding between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Peugeot says that the carmakers will announce the deal on Wednesday

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UK-Canada cinema merger aims to compete with AMC
December 16th, 2019  5:55 AM

British-based Cineworld says it will buy Canada's Cineplex for about $1.7 billion

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IFF to merge with DuPont Nutrition and Biosciences unit
December 15th, 2019  6:02 PM

International Flavors and Fragrances is merging with DuPont's Nutrition and Biosciences unit in a $26.2 billion deal that would form a new company

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T-Mobile CEO says if Sprint deal fails, prices may go up
December 12th, 2019  7:49 PM

T-Mobile CEO John Legere says that if his company's $26.5 billion deal to buy Sprint fails, it may have to raise prices to slow user growth and relieve stress on the T-Mobile network

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Food delivery service Just Eat rejects new takeover offer
December 10th, 2019  6:46 AM

A new takeover offer still isn't sweet enough for food delivery service Just Eat

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Not Truist yet: Braves park keeping SunTrust name for now
December 10th, 2019  6:30 AM

Atlanta's SunTrust and North Carolina's BB&T have combined into a megabank with a new name, Truist, but the completion of their merger won't immediately change the name of the Atlanta Braves home field

Sprint exec messages suggest T-Mobile deal may boost prices
Sprint exec messages suggest T-Mobile deal may boost prices
December 9th, 2019  6:31 PM

A Sprint executive's messages revealed in court Monday may undercut one of T-Mobile's arguments supporting its $26.5 billion merger

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T-Mobile-Sprint antitrust trial begins in New York
December 9th, 2019  5:12 PM

T-Mobile is facing off against 14 state attorneys general in defense of its attempt to buy Sprint for $26.5 billion

Man City owners expand worldwide portfolio with Mumbai deal
Man City owners expand worldwide portfolio with Mumbai deal
November 28th, 2019  6:16 AM

Manchester City’s Abu Dhabi ownership has expanded its portfolio of worldwide soccer clubs to eight by buying a majority stake in Indian Super League team Mumbai City FC.City Football Group says it has acquired 65% of the Indian club

Tiffany is latest jewel for French luxury group LVMH’s crown
Tiffany is latest jewel for French luxury group LVMH’s crown
November 25th, 2019  4:04 PM

French luxury giant LVMH reaches deal to buy New York-based jewelry maker Tiffany & Co for $16.2 billion.

This stock trade isn’t free: Schwab scoops up rival for $26B
This stock trade isn’t free: Schwab scoops up rival for $26B
November 25th, 2019  3:47 PM

Charles Schwab buys rival TD Ameritrade in an approximately $26 billion all-stock deal, a blockbuster deal brought about by disruption in the online brokerage industry

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French luxury group LVMH to buy Tiffany for $16.2 billion
November 25th, 2019  2:55 PM

French luxury giant LVMH reaches deal to buy New York-based jewelry maker Tiffany & Co for $16.2 billion.

Charles Schwab buys TD Ameritrade in brokerage blockbuster
Charles Schwab buys TD Ameritrade in brokerage blockbuster
November 25th, 2019  2:54 PM

Charles Schwab buys rival TD Ameritrade in an approximately $26 billion all-stock deal, a blockbuster deal accelerated by disruption in the online brokerage industry

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Mitsubishi, Chubu to take over Dutch energy giant Eneco
November 25th, 2019  5:25 AM

Dutch energy company Eneco says it has agreed to a proposed 4.1 billion euro ($4.5 billion) takeover by Japanese corporations Mitsubishi and Chubu

GateHouse, Gannett join, become largest US newspaper chain
GateHouse, Gannett join, become largest US newspaper chain
November 19th, 2019  5:25 PM

GateHouse has closed its $1.1 billion takeover of Gannett, becoming the country’s largest newspaper company by far as the industry tries to deal with print’s decline

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Federal Reserve, FDIC approve merger of BB&T, SunTrust banks
November 19th, 2019  5:21 PM

Federal Reserve, FDIC approve $66 billion merger between BB&T and SunTrust banks

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HP rejects takeover offer from Xerox
November 17th, 2019  9:28 PM

HP board rejects $33.5B offer from Xerox, citing concerns about debt and trajectory

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Shareholders OK GateHouse’s $1.4B acquisition of Gannett
November 14th, 2019  2:53 PM

Shareholders of two of the largest U.S. newspaper companies approved a combination, paving the way for the $1.4 billion deal to go through

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