Mergers and acquisitions

January 04, 2018 - 10:56 am
CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Westinghouse Electric, the U.S. nuclear unit of embattled Japanese electronics giant Toshiba, has been acquired in a deal valued at about out $4.6 billion. Westinghouse Electric Co. declared bankruptcy protection early last year, leaving a number of nuclear projects...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2017, file photo, Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba Group, talks at the business forum of the 11th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Money transfer company MoneyGram says Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, its proposed acquisition by Chinese billionaire Ma's Ant Financial Services Group has been called off after a U.S. government security panel rejected the $1.2 billion deal. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)
January 03, 2018 - 12:35 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese billionaire Jack Ma has dropped his bid to buy U.S. money transfer company MoneyGram after Washington rejected the $1.2 billion deal in a fresh example of heightened American scrutiny of Chinese investment. MoneyGram International Inc. and Ma's Ant Financial Services Group...
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December 23, 2017 - 2:24 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Amazon has bought an Andover, Massachusetts-based company that makes internet-connected doorbells and security cameras. Blink announced on its website Friday it was being acquired by the Seattle e-commerce giant. Terms of the deal haven't been disclosed. The move could help Amazon...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2017, file photo, The Walt Disney Co. logo appears on a screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Disney is buying a large part of the Murdoch family's 21st Century Fox in a $52.4 billion deal, announced Thursday, Dec. 14, including film and television studios, cable and international TV businesses as it tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertainment business. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 14, 2017 - 12:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney is buying the Murdoch family's Fox movie and television studios and some cable and international TV businesses for about $52.4 billion, as the home of Mickey Mouse tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertainment business. Disney's all-stock deal for...
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FILE - This May 15, 2017, file photo, shows a CVS pharmacy sign at a store in Hialeah, Fla. CVS will buy insurance giant Aetna in a roughly $69 billion deal that will help the drugstore chain provide more health care and keep a key client, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
December 03, 2017 - 9:28 pm
Drugstore operator CVS is making a $69 billion offer for insurer Aetna as it tries to position itself as a one-stop shop for Americans' health care needs with prescription drugs, clinics and insurance plans to cover those goods and services. The companies announced Sunday that CVS Health Corp. will...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, file photo, AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson, left, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on the proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner, as Time Warner Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Bewkes listens at right. The Justice Department intends to sue AT&T to stop its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, according to a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to discuss the matter ahead of the suit's official filing. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
November 21, 2017 - 8:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration's decision to oppose the $85 billion AT&T-Time Warner merger may be clouded by suspicions of political influence. But considered on its merits, it could mark a significant departure in antitrust policy, one that might block or modify a broader set of...
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November 08, 2017 - 7:23 am
LONDON (AP) — European pay TV giant Sky says it may shut down its British news operation if it is an impediment to 21st Century Fox's 11.7 billion ($15.4 billion) takeover offer, triggering claims the company is trying to blackmail regulators. The statement came as Britain's competition regulator...
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November 04, 2017 - 2:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Wireless carriers Sprint and T-Mobile are calling off merger negotiations, saying the companies couldn't come to an agreement that would benefit shareholders. The two companies have been dancing around a possible merger for years, and were again in the news this week with talks of...
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President Donald Trump smiles at Broadcom CEO Hock Tan during an event to announce that the company is moving its global headquarters to the United States, in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in Washington. The White House says Broadcom, a $100 billion semiconductor company based in Singapore, will move its home address to the U.S. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 02, 2017 - 7:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A $100 billion semiconductor company based in Singapore will legally relocate its home address to the United States, President Donald Trump announced Thursday. Broadcom Limited, which manufactures communications chips around the world, said it would relocate its legal address to...
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FILE - This March 25, 2014, file photo shows a CVS store and pharmacy in Philadelphia. According to a Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 report in The Wall Street Journal., the drugstore chain is in talks to buy Aetna, the nation’s third-largest insurer. Analysts say such a deal would create a health colossus that can reach deeper into the average customer’s life to manage care and cut costs. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
October 30, 2017 - 7:20 am
LONDON (AP) — The appetite for mergers and acquisitions remains near a record high as firms try to adapt to fast technological changes and despite a welter of geopolitical concerns, a survey of executives found Monday. In its half-yearly report of mergers and acquisitions, or M&A, consulting...
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