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A decade after a split, the Marlboro men seek a reunion
A decade after a split, the Marlboro men seek a reunion
August 27th, 2019  1:47 PM

Philip Morris confirms talks with Altria about becoming a single company again more than a decade after split

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After decade apart, Philip Morris and Altria may become 1
August 27th, 2019  12:18 PM

Philip Morris confirms talks with Altria about becoming a single company again more than a decade after split

Ferdinand Piech
Ferdinand Piech, longtime Volkswagen patriarch, dies at 82
August 26th, 2019  5:46 PM

German auto industry power broker Ferdinand Piech, the longtime patriarch of Volkswagen AG and the key engineer of its takeover of Porsche, has died, his widow confirmed Monday

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Ineos completes takeover of French club Nice
August 26th, 2019  5:05 PM

A company led by British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe has completed a takeover of French league club Nice

Heinz
Kraft Heinz brings back former CFO amid struggles
August 26th, 2019  4:48 PM

Kraft Heinz brings back its former CFO as it deals with accounting problems, weaker sales

As Gannett, GateHouse merge, newspaper cost-cutting persists
As Gannett, GateHouse merge, newspaper cost-cutting persists
August 23rd, 2019  5:49 PM

As Gannett, GateHouse prepare to merge, cost-cutting and job losses at newspapers goes on

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Justice Department sues to block merger of airline IT firms
August 20th, 2019  5:17 PM

The Justice Department is suing to block Sabre Corp. from buying a rival that also provides airline booking services

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Elanco becomes 2nd largest animal health co after $7.6B deal
August 20th, 2019  9:18 AM

Elanco Animal Health will spend $7.6 billion to acquire Bayer AG's veterinary medicines business, making it the second-largest animal health company

Ross Dunkley
Australian ex-publisher gets 13 years on Myanmar drug charge
August 7th, 2019  11:18 PM

An Australian journalist who was a pioneering publisher in Southeast Asia has been sentenced to 13 years in a Myanmar prison for drug possession

The Walt Disney Company
Disney results miss as Fox studio business underwhelm
August 6th, 2019  7:59 PM

Disney is feeling some pain from its biggest transformation in decades as its acquisition of Fox's entertainment businesses contributed to a 39% drop in earnings.

GateHouse, Gannett to merge for $1.4B, build newspaper giant
GateHouse, Gannett to merge for $1.4B, build newspaper giant
August 5th, 2019  5:22 PM

Two of the country's largest newspaper companies have agreed to combine in the latest media deal driven by the industry's struggles with a decline of printed editions

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South Korea to boost R&D spending to reduce Japan reliance
August 4th, 2019  9:27 PM

South Korea will spend $6.5 billion over seven years on research and development for technology materials and parts to reduce its industrial dependence on Japan during an escalating trade row

Sprint-T-Mobile
Texas joins states' lawsuit to block T-Mobile-Sprint deal
August 1st, 2019  6:34 PM

Texas is joining the group of states that are suing to stop T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of rival cellphone company Sprint

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London Stock Exchange acquires Refinitv in $27 billion deal
August 1st, 2019  6:36 AM

The London Stock Exchange Group says it has agreed to acquire financial data and analytics company Refinitiv for $27 billion in stock and assumed debt.

Sprint-T-Mobile
AP Explains: What T-Mobile takeover of Sprint means for you
July 26th, 2019  5:42 PM

T-Mobile and Sprint say their anticipated combination will lead to better service and more competition, but critics fear higher prices and jobs lost.

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T-Mobile's $26.5B Sprint deal OK'd despite competition fears
July 26th, 2019  5:09 PM

U.S. regulators approve T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of rival Sprint

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What T-Mobile's takeover of Sprint means for you
July 26th, 2019  4:50 PM

T-Mobile and Sprint say their anticipated combination will lead to better service and more competition, but critics fear higher prices and jobs lost.

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T-Mobile's $26.5B Sprint deal OKed despite competition fears
July 26th, 2019  3:10 PM

U.S. regulators approve T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of rival Sprint

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China calls on US to 'correct' Iran sanctions
July 19th, 2019  7:16 AM

China calls on Washington to 'correct' sanctions imposed on Chinese companies accused of helping Iran acquire materials for nuclear program

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Report: Newspaper chains Gannett, GateHouse in merger talks
July 18th, 2019  5:31 PM

Two of the country's largest newspaper companies are in "advanced talks" to combine, according to a Wall Street Journal report that cites unidentified people familiar with the matter

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EU clears Vodafone's $22 billion deal to expand in Europe
July 18th, 2019  5:24 AM

The European Union has cleared telecom operator Vodafone's acquisition of Liberty Global's operations in Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania but has imposed some conditions

Elizabeth Gabler
Fox 2000 chief joins Sony after being jettisoned by Disney
July 15th, 2019  3:34 PM

Elizabeth Gabler, whose Fox 2000 developed acclaimed literary adaptations like "Life of Pi" and "Hidden Figures" before being axed in the aftermath of the Walt Disney Co. acquisition finds new home at Sony Pictures

Deutsche Bank cuts mark end to failed bid for global scale
Deutsche Bank cuts mark end to failed bid for global scale
July 8th, 2019  3:01 PM

The radical and painful restructuring of Germany's Deutsche Bank, which is cutting 18,000 jobs, is the end of a long, failed attempt to compete with the global investment banking giants that left it overextended

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Dubai's DP World acquires oil shipping firm Topaz for $1.1B
July 1st, 2019  8:43 AM

International port operator DP World acquires oil and gas marine logistics provider Topaz Energy and Marine for nearly $1.1 billion

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Chicago investment firm takes majority stake in Whataburger
June 14th, 2019  2:20 PM

An investment firm has purchased a majority stake in Whataburger as the Texas-based fast-food company seeks to expand in an increasingly competitive market

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