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  • Report: Dish, DirecTV Discuss Possible Merger

    03/27/2014 5:16:12 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Fox ^ | Matt Egan
    In response to Comcast’s (CMCSA) $45 billion buyout of Time Warner Cable (TWC), Dish Network (DISH) has reportedly sent feelers out to rival DirecTV (DTV) about a possible combination of the two satellite television companies. The potential tie-up would marry the two largest U.S. satellite TV operators, creating a juggernaut with about 34 million subscribers. According to Bloomberg News, Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen recently approached DirecTV CEO Mike White about a merger. White is reluctant to go ahead with formal talks due to concerns about opposition from antitrust regulators, the news service said.
  • Here's The One Sentence That Has Every Comcast And Time Warner Cable Employee Terrified

    02/13/2014 2:48:31 PM PST · by lbryce · 66 replies
    Business Insider ^ | FEbruary 14, 2014 | Staff
    Earlier today, Comcast Cable announced that it agreed to acquire Time Warner Cable in a $45 billion mega-deal. What's in it for Comcast Cable shareholders? "This combination creates a company that delivers maximum value for our shareholders," said Comcast CEO Brian Roberts. How are they going to do that? The company explains in one sentence that probably has every Comcast and Time Warner Cable employee nervous. "The transaction will generate approximately $1.5 billion in operating efficiencies and will be accretive to Comcast’s free cash flow per share while preserving balance sheet strength." "Operating efficiencies" usually means the closing and combining...
  • Comcast Reportedly Set to Acquire Time Warner Cable in $45.2B Deal

    02/13/2014 2:23:46 PM PST · by lbryce · 23 replies
    Fox ^ | February 13, 2014 | Staff
    Comcast, the nation's largest cable company, will buy Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion in stock, combining America's two biggest cable operators, The Wall Street Journal reported late Wednesday. Under the deal expected to be announced Thursday morning, Time Warner Cable shareholders will receive $158.82 per share in stock for their shares, roughly $23 a share above where Time Warner has been trading, people familiar with the situation told the newspaper. The deal is expected to end a takeover battle for Time Warner by Charter Communications, the nation's fourth biggest cable operator, and its biggest shareholder, Liberty Media, The Journal...
  • Will You Facebook, Take Thee Netflix...?

    01/22/2014 9:58:02 PM PST · by publius321
    "...The numbers they have make the valuation of Facebook dependent more on how many ways can they monetize their 1.2 billion subscribers. Pardon me for being crass but when we talk about "monetization" with regard to Facebook, the question put bluntly really boils down to how many ways can they extract money from them? This discussion usually leads to contemplating the number of ways Facebook can advertise to them without driving users away. This is all pretty much "inside the box" thinking. It doesn't require a stretch because..." (continue)
  • US Airways-American Airlines Merger Challenged (Holder: 'higher airfares, fees, fewer choices')

    08/13/2013 1:37:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    KLFM967 ^ | 8/13/13
    The US Justice Department and a number of state attorneys general have challenged the proposed $11bn (£7bn) merger between US Airways and American Airlines. The Justice Department says the merger would result in the creation of the world's largest airline and reduce competition for commercial air travel in local markets. In a joint statement, the airlines said they would "mount a vigorous defence" of the planned merger, adding that blocking the deal would "deny customers access to a broader airline network that gives them more choices".
  • Google And Apple Are Crazy Not To Attempt To Acquire eBay

    With the cash position and the powerful currency Google (GOOG) has in its own share price, it seems crazy that it has not made an attempt to acquire eBay. It is more difficult to justify not acquiring eBay (EBAY) in this price range than it would be to actually buy it. It should be immediately accretive to earnings, both companies are highly profitable and would be a rare corporate marriage that would benefit the acquiree and the acquirer perhaps equally. In a world of impetuous, hair-brained M&A activity, the word "synergy" has become a bit of a cliché. In the...
  • Dish launches unsolicited $25.5B bid for Sprint

    04/15/2013 5:03:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | April 15, 2013 | Chris Isidore
    Satellite TV provider Dish Network on Monday announced a $25.5 billion cash-and-stock bid for mobile phone company Sprint Nextel. The apparently unsolicited offer is an attempt to top the $20.1 billion agreement for a 70% stake in Sprint by Japanese tech company Softbank (SFTBF) in October. That deal was widely seen as giving Sprint a much needed cash infusion, one that staved off a possible bankruptcy filing that many investors feared.
  • Time, Meredith Explore Magazine-Spinoff Deal

    02/13/2013 7:01:00 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 13, 2013 | KEACH HAGEY and JOHN JANNARONE
    Time Warner Inc. TWX +0.67% is in talks to divest most of its Time Inc. magazine group in a deal with Meredith Corp., MDP -0.13% said people familiar with the situation, potentially ending its long reign as the biggest U.S. magazine publisher. Under the proposal being discussed, Time Warner would retain its flagship newsweekly Time, along with Sports Illustrated and Fortune. But the rest of its magazines, including People, InStyle and Real Simple, would end up combined with Meredith's titles, which include Better Homes and Gardens and Family Circle, whose readers are mainly women. The proposal calls for both companies...
  • T-Mobile and MetroPCS to Merge

    10/03/2012 2:57:33 PM PDT · by Heavyrunner · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/3/2012 | ANTON TROIANOVSKI AND ARCHIBALD PREUSCHAT
    T-Mobile USA will merge with smaller rival MetroPCS Communications Inc., a deal that would give the fourth-largest U.S. wireless carrier more scale as it tries to compete with the industry's leaders.
  • FCC in uncharted terrain on AT&T-T-Mobile

    11/25/2011 10:03:07 AM PST · by ColdOne · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/24/11 | KIM HART
    Faced with an unprecedented turn of events, the Federal Communications Commission must figure out how to handle the AT&T/T-Mobile deal now that the companies have asked to withdraw their applications from the agency. AT&T and T-Mobile owner Deutsche Telekom asked the FCC on Wednesday night to dismiss their merger applications without prejudice, which means the companies would be free to refile an amended application at any time. The companies made clear that they plan to continue to fight to win approval from the Justice Department, either at trial or through a settlement. FCC officials have three options: • They can...
  • Justice Department blocks AT&T-T-Mobile merger

    08/31/2011 8:05:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    The Justice Department is blocking AT&T’s $39 billion deal to buy T-Mobile USA, saying the acquisition of the No. 4 wireless carrier in the country by No. 2 AT&T would reduce competition and raise prices. The deal has faced tough opposition from consumer groups and No. 3 carrier Sprint since it was announced in March. AT&T could challenge the Justice Department’s action in court.
  • U.S. files to block AT&T bid for T-Mobile: source

    08/31/2011 8:04:59 AM PDT · by newzjunkey · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:59am EDT | Reuters
    The Obama administration on Wednesday filed to block AT&T's proposed acquisition of wireless rival T-Mobile USA ...
  • FCC temporarily halts review of AT&T merger with T-Mobile

    07/21/2011 6:24:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    WaPo ^ | 7/21/11 | Cecilia Kang
    The Federal Communications Commission has stopped its 180-day review “shot clock” for AT&T’s proposed merger with T-Mobile, saying it needs more time to evaluate new information AT&T promises to deliver to the commission later this month.
  • Mommy’s Home!

    03/30/2011 8:29:32 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 5 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 03-30-11 | Pino
    In the news last week was the surprise acquisition of T-Mobile by AT&T. NEW YORK/FRANKFURT, March 20 (Reuters) – AT&T Inc (T.N) struck a $39 billion deal to buy Deutsche Telekom AG’s (DTEGn.DE) T-Mobile USA, to create a new U.S. mobile market leader and bolster its constrained network against a near insatiable appetite for videos and data from Apple iPhone and iPad users. The reaction was as big as the news with the largest reaction coming from those who claim that the merger will reduce choice and stifle competition. The newly formed corporation would boast the largest collection of cell...
  • Seton Motley weighs in on Comcast-NBC Merger

    01/18/2011 2:10:39 PM PST · by patriotgal1787 · 3 replies
    The Radio Patriot ^ | Jan. 18, 2011 | Andrea Shea King
    Tonight at 9p ET on THE ANDREA SHEA KING SHOW Seton Motley, President of Less Government & Editor in Chief of Hey FCC: Approve the Comcast-NBC Merger, Alreadyby Seton Motley Comcast and NBC-Universal (NBCU) have been waiting to merge for, well, ever.  Or at least it seems that way. Mergers of this sort are supposed to be approved within 180 days of applying to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Justice Department for permission.  (As offensive as that may sound – two companies reaching mutually agreeable business terms having to then play Mother May I with the government – that is the...
  • United and Continental merge to create world's biggest airline (unions fear job cuts)

    09/17/2010 12:18:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Guardian ^ | 09/17/2010 | Andrew Clark
    Airlines' shareholders approve tie-up, as unions fear job cuts and customers mourn end of United's tulip logo The world's biggest airline got clearance for take-off today as shareholders of United Airlines and Continental Airlines backed a multi-billion dollar merger that will create a carrier dwarfing rivals on both sides of the Atlantic. The combined airline, which will adopt United's name, is forecast to have $30bn of annual revenue, carrying 144m passengers a year to 59 countries. It will be larger than Europe's top carrier, Air France-KLM, and will overtake its US rival, the newly merged combination of Delta Air Lines...
  • Amid United-Continental merger details, operation center hits a nerve

    05/21/2010 2:05:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies · 292+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 20, 2010 | Julie Johnsson
    As United and Continental executives hammer out plans to meld their airlines into the world's largest carrier, construction speeds ahead on one of the merged company's loftiest emblems: United's cutting-edge operations center in the Willis Tower. Where Bank of America traders once tracked the world's financial markets, United's dispatchers will guide thousands of its airplanes around the globe from the tower's 28th floor. It's the highest of nine floors United will occupy in the tallest skyscraper in the U.S.
  • Merger to cause doubling of airfares

    05/01/2010 5:47:45 PM PDT · by dWeasel · 18 replies · 624+ views
    The State ^ | 5/1/2010
    Continental-United merger may send fares soaring Expert calls marriage 'almost all bad' for consumers' Houston Chronicle Read more:
  • Airlines Approach Final Deal to Merge (UAL and Continental form one giant airline company)

    04/30/2010 6:27:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies · 416+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/30/2010 | GINA CHON And SUSAN CAREY
    Continental Airlines Inc. and UAL Corp.'s United Airlines are expected to announce Monday that they are merging to form the world's largest airline, people familiar with the matter said. UAL's board of directors is meeting Friday, while Continental's board is meeting Friday and Sunday to discuss the deal, these people said. These people cautioned that negotiations could still fall apart as they did in 2008, when Continental backed away. But after a hiccup over pricing, the talks appear on track, they said. The combination would leapfrog over Delta Air Lines Inc. as the biggest airline by passengers carried. United is...
  • Shares of US Airways, UAL climb as merger talks reported (Deal will need labor support)

    04/08/2010 1:38:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies · 297+ views
    Marketwatch ^ | 04/08/2010 | Christopher Hinton
    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Shares of both US Airways Group and UAL Corp., the parent of United Airlines, climbed Thursday on reports the carriers were in early merger talks after a nearly two-year break. Negotiations could still break down, and it could still be several weeks before any transaction is announced, according to media reports that cite anonymous sources. Battered and bruised from the recession but facing an industry-wide recovery in demand and revenue, the two legacy carriers may now believe it's the time to combine operations to lower costs and shake out overlapping capacity. Both airlines have overlapping domestic...
  • 5 things Comcast must do to save NBC

    12/03/2009 11:51:42 AM PST · by DBCJR · 37 replies · 1,001+ views ^ | Thursday, December 3, 2009 8:24 AM | By Josef Adalian
    Here are five suggestions for how to bring the network back: 1. Part ways with Jeff Zucker -- or at least ban him from any oversight of the network. ... Take out the performance of the broadcast network, and Zucker's tenure at the Peacock has seen plenty of successes (and profits). ... But this story is about what can be done to save the NBC television network. Zucker has done far more harm than good to that part of the business. ... 2. Don't make any hard and fast rules. The last decade at NBC has been marked by a...
  • The Secret Paulson-Goldman Meeting

    10/21/2009 7:18:23 PM PDT · by arthurus · 4 replies · 422+ views
    Seeking Alpha ^ | October 20, 2009 | Felix Salmon
    When Paulson learned that Goldman’s board would be in Moscow at the same time as him, he had [Treasury chief of staff] Jim Wilkinson organize a meeting with them. Nothing formal, purely social — for old times’ sake.
  • Wall Street to open higher with M&A boost (M&A => layoff?)

    09/28/2009 7:11:35 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies · 664+ views
    Reuters ^ | 09/28/09 | Rodrigo Campos
    Wall Street to open higher with M&A boost By Rodrigo Campos 1 hr 15 mins ago NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were set for a higher open on Monday as more merger and acquisition activity and the last days of the third quarter encouraged investors following three sessions of losses. Xerox Corp (XRX.N) will buy Affiliated Computer Services Inc (ACS.N) for $6.4 billion in a cash and stock deal that expands the copier company into technology outsourcing and data management. Xerox shares fell 9.4 percent to $8.17 in premarket trade while ACS shot up 21 percent to $57.27.
  • VW plans merger with Porsche (Article Doesn't Mention Once How Their Founder Designed the Bug)

    07/23/2009 12:24:34 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 29 replies · 1,113+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 07/23/2009 | Oliver Scmale and Matt Moore
    The best thing Volkswagen AG can do when it carries through its proposed merger with Porsche is this: Leave Porsche alone and reap the revenue from a glossy brand with loyal, rich customers, analysts say. Having emerged Thursday atop a power struggle among members of the Piech and Porsche families — who control Porsche Autombil Holding SE — and cost Wendelin Wiedeking his job as chief executive, Volkswagen is left to gather the spoils, namely the marquee Porsche name that will soon be counted with Audi, Bentley and Lamborghini, already among its stable of luxury brands. "I don't think Volkswagen...
  • When a takeover battle goes nuclear

    07/08/2009 5:44:07 AM PDT · by Freeport · 10 replies · 1,166+ views
    Fortune ^ | July 7, 2009 | David Whitford
    (Fortune Magazine) -- David Crane, CEO of NRG Energy and a father of five, was standing in a stubby cornfield in Bucks County, Pa., one windy evening last October when his BlackBerry began to stir. He checked his in-box, but he didn't respond, not right away. It was Sunday night, and he was on an outing with his family, waiting in line for a Halloween hayride. Nor did he respond an hour later on his way to the Amtrak station to catch a train to Washington, D.C. How could he, when he drives a Mini Cooper with a stick shift?...
  • Washington Examiner parent company acquires the Weekly Standard

    06/17/2009 12:59:31 PM PDT · by LachlanM · 9 replies · 612+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 17, 2009 | LachlanM
    Clarity Media Group CEO Ryan McKibben announced today that the company had acquired The Weekly Standard magazine, which he characterized as “one of the most highly respected publications of public policy and political commentary in America.” According to McKibben, Clarity Media Group intends to build on the editorial strengths of The Weekly Standard’s current staff and increase the magazine’s circulation and ad pages. “We have the highest regard for the editors and staff of The Weekly Standard, particularly founder William Kristol and executive editor Fred Barnes. The Weekly Standard’s content deals with the most critical public policy issues of our...
  • The Riskiest Merger (FDIC’s plan to insure 85 percent of the Treasury-issued debt)

    05/11/2009 10:43:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies · 336+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 5/11/2009 | Jared Walczak
    Bumpy though the last decade has been, most Americans have continued to trust in the basic institutions that undergird the nation’s economy. Until now. Recent polling reveals a public toying with doubts about American-style capitalism yet equally suspicious of the alternatives. Ironies abound: Nearly half of Americans express reservations about capitalism, yet overwhelming majorities distrust large government stakes in major industries and object to the way federal stimulus dollars are being spent. As a dyspeptic public alternately blames and looks to Congress, President Obama, and “big business” for solutions to our economic woes, Americans have largely missed the real sea-change:...
  • Why Barack Obama Will Join Bruce Springsteen To Stop Ticketmaster & Live Nation's Merger

    Power duet-Why Barack Obama will join Bruce Springsteen to stop Ticketmaster & Live Nation's merger February 6 Turns out Hell hath no fury like a crossed Boss, especially if you mess around with his fans.
  • Reported talks to buy Wyeth could transform Pfizer

    01/23/2009 3:15:57 PM PST · by Dysart · 5 replies · 292+ views
    AP ^ | 1-23-09 | LINDA A. JOHNSON and MARLEY SEAMAN
    NEW YORK (AP) — Pfizer Inc., the world's largest drugmaker, may be seeking to buy rival Wyeth in a deal that could be valued at more than $60 billion, the biggest in recent memory.The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that the companies have been in talks for months, although the report said any deal is not near completion and the state of the global markets could undo any plans.Such a deal could cheer investors and analysts who have been pushing Pfizer — struggling with flat revenue, diminishing returns on research and looming generic competition to the world's top-selling drug —...
  • SEIU merger to create healthcare 'mega-local' in California (UHW saya No No No..)

    01/11/2009 9:37:29 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 334+ views
    LA Times ^ | 1/11/09 | Evelyn Larrubia
    The board of the Service Employees International Union has decided to merge 240,000 members from three California locals into one mega-local representing nursing home workers and home health aides, making the yet-unnamed group the nation's second-largest SEIU branch. Some members from San Jose-based Local 521 and Oakland-based United Healthcare Workers West will merge with all of Los Angeles-based Local 6434's members in the next 30 days, officials said Friday. "What it does is allows them to have the strongest voice possible in Sacramento," said Mary Kay Henry, SEIU executive vice president. "We think it's long overdue because we need to...
  • 1/3 of Banks Will Disappear Next Year

    12/25/2008 1:47:11 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies · 1,850+ views
    CNBC ^ | 12/24/08
    Video link: Many banks don't have enough money to survive in 2009, but mergers will keep their brands alive, said Ralph Silva of TowerGroup.
  • G.M. and Chrysler Explore Merger

    10/10/2008 7:56:27 PM PDT · by Azzurri · 58 replies · 1,558+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 10, 2008 | By BILL VLASIC and ANDREW ROSS SORKIN
    DETROIT — General Motors is in preliminary talks about a possible merger with Chrysler, a deal that could drastically remake the landscape of the auto industry by reducing the Big Three of Detroit automakers to the Big Two. The talks between G.M. and Cerberus Capital Management, the private equity firm that owns Chrysler, began more than a month ago, and the negotiations are not certain to produce a deal. Two people close to the process said the chances of a merger were “50-50” as of Friday and would most likely still take weeks to work out. A merger would be...
  • Wells Fargo buying troubled Wachovia for $15.1 billion

    10/03/2008 4:51:21 AM PDT · by neal1960 · 107 replies · 3,249+ views
    MSNBC News Services ^ | 10/03/2008 | MSNBC
    NEW YORK - Wells Fargo says it is acquiring Wachovia in an all-stock transaction worth about $15.1 billion, as Wachovia ends talks with rival suitor Citigroup.
  • Morgan Stanley weighing possible merger: report

    09/17/2008 6:08:21 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 186+ views
    Reuters ^ | 09/17/08
    Morgan Stanley weighing possible merger: report Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:46am EDT SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Investment bank Morgan Stanley is weighing whether it should remain independent or merge with a bank, given the recent turbulence in the company's share price, broadcaster CNBC reported on Wednesday. Morgan Stanley officials were not in merger talks as of late Tuesday, CNBC said, citing unnamed people close to the matter. "But senior people at Morgan concede that further zig-zags in the company's stock price could and possibly will force the company to change course and seek a merger partner, probably a well capitalized bank,"...
  • Howard Stern on XM/Sirius Merger: 'I Will Never Vote For a Democrat Again'

    07/24/2008 1:00:49 PM PDT · by Saint X · 47 replies · 1,416+ views
    Business & Media Institute ^ | July 24, 2008 | Jeff Poor
    Sirius Satellite Radio host Howard Stern supports the merger of his network with XM Satelitte Radio and is fuming at Democratic opposition on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) panel. After FCC commissioners announced they have reached a deal to approve the merger of Sirius (NASDAQ:SIRI) and XM (NASDAQ:XMSR), Stern ranted about Democrats’ ‘gangsterism’ and ‘communism’ and the obstacles to the merger.
  • Radio Merger Under Fire From Black Lawmakers

    06/17/2008 3:05:36 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 20 replies · 133+ views
    Washington Compost ^ | 17 June 08 | Jeffrey H. Birnbaum
    Senior members of the Congressional Black Caucus yesterday criticized a compromise plan for the proposed merger of the XM and Sirius satellite radio companies, saying the deal does not provide enough opportunities for minority-owned programming. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin J. Martin said over the weekend that he would support the merger after XM Satellite Radio Holdings and Sirius Satellite Radio voluntarily agreed, among a series of other concessions, to lease 4 percent of their radio spectrums, or 12 channels, for programming run by minorities and women. Members of the black caucus on Capitol Hill have been arguing for the...
  • XTO Strikes $4.19 Billion Hunt Deal

    06/10/2008 6:27:19 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 12 replies · 169+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11 June 2008 | BEN CASSELMAN
    Oil and natural-gas producer XTO Energy Inc. said it will buy closely held Hunt Petroleum Corp. for $4.19 billion in cash and stock, in a deal that highlights the changing of the guard in the U.S. oil patch. Hunt Petroleum, which traces its lineage to legendary wildcatter H.L. Hunt, is the largest in a series of private companies, many of them family-owned, that have sold to larger public companies in recent months. Large players are rushing to snap up assets in emerging oil and natural-gas fields, while small producers are seeking to cash in on holdings whose values have soared...
  • Limited options for Anheuser in buyout drama [Belgians to buy Budweiser]

    06/01/2008 4:40:49 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 48 replies · 324+ views
    Market Watch ^ | May 30, 2008 | William Spain
    As the summer beer-drinking season gets ready to kick into gear, reports are swirling that Anheuser-Busch could be the target of a buyout attempt by Belgian-based (but Brazilian-run) InBev in a deal that could put the sole remaining big-cap American brewer into foreign hands. Stagnant domestic growth has kept shares of Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc, the largest U.S. brewer by volume -- and No. 3 globally, behind conglomerates SABMiller and InBev -- in the doldrums for several years. Content with a dominant stateside market share of nearly 50%, the St. Louis-based company was slow to innovate, catching on late to a...
  • Continental says it won't consider merger

    04/27/2008 4:49:58 PM PDT · by Moiraine · 6 replies · 177+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | April 27, 2008 | TERRY MAXON
    Continental Airlines Inc., rumored to be in advanced talks to merge with United Airlines Inc. parent UAL Corp., told its employees Sunday that it has decided not to merge with any other carrier. In a message from chairman and chief executive officer Larry Kellner and president Jeff Smisek, the Houston-based carrier said it has decided that it should go it alone in the troubled airline industry. "We want you to know that our Board of Directors met today and has unanimously supported management's recommendation that, in the current industry environment, the best course for Continental is to not merge with...
  • Delta, Northwest to announce merger: report

    04/13/2008 2:17:19 PM PDT · by BGHater · 31 replies · 241+ views
    AFP ^ | 13 Apr 2008 | AFP
    Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines this week are expected to announce a long-anticipated merger, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. The merger may to be unveiled as early as Tuesday, The Journal reported, adding that the deal could go through without support of Delta's 6,000 pilots. Delta and its pilots were holding separate talks this weekend on a post-merger contract, while negotiations with Northwest's 5,000 pilots were to be held at a later date, the daily reported. Last week, US authorities gave tentative approval for Delta, Northwest, and four of their international partners to combine their transatlantic routes in...
  • Chicago CME exchange, NYMEX in merger talks

    01/29/2008 4:19:13 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 94+ views
    AFP ^ | 01/28/08
    Chicago CME exchange, NYMEX in merger talks Mon Jan 28, 3:02 PM ET CME Group, Inc. and NYMEX Holdings, Inc. said Monday they were conducting initial merger talks which could result in the Chicago-based exchange taking over the New York commodities bourse. The two companies described their merger talks as "preliminary" in a joint statement, saying they had agreed to a 30-day exclusive negotiating session. Under the terms being discussed, NYMEX shareholders would potentially receive 36 dollars in cash and 0.1323 of a share of CME Group's common stock in exchange for each NYMEX share. CME said it expects to...
  • Putin Eyes Full Merger with Belarus

    12/09/2007 6:15:26 PM PST · by kc8ukw · 29 replies · 137+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | December 10, 2007 | Fred Weir
    MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin may be about to unveil a political bombshell: a full-scale union between Russia and its smaller Slavic neighbor Belarus. It's a plan that not only would expand Russia's territory and national prestige; it could also give Mr. Putin, required to step down when his second term ends in March, a new lease on power by producing a fresh Constitution.
  • Intelligence report hits China deal

    11/30/2007 11:11:24 AM PST · by JZelle · 17 replies · 45+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 11-30-07 | Bill Gertz
    U.S. intelligence agencies informed a Treasury Department-led review committee recently that a merger between 3Com and a Chinese company would threaten U.S. national security, The Washington Times has learned. Bush administration intelligence officials said the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) recently submitted a required threat assessment to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, known as CFIUS, which is conducting a 30-day investigation of the proposed deal between 3Com and China's Huawei Technologies. The assessment, which is classified, described the deal as posing a "threat" to U.S. national security, according to officials familiar with the...
  • Giving China the 'Key to the Front Door'

    10/03/2007 3:52:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies · 409+ views
    The Loft (GOPUSA blog) ^ | October 3, 2007 | Bobby Eberle
    Several months ago, the Pentagon's network and e-mail system fell victim to computer hacking. After an internal investigation, Pentagon officials declared that the hack was perpetrated by the Chinese military. In particular, officials said the attack "was by China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) and that it led to the shutdown of a computer system serving the office of Defense Secretary Robert Gates." Now, a Chinese company with ties to the country's military, former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, and the Taliban will gain access to U.S. defense-network technology under a proposed merger.According to a story in the Washington Times, Huawei Technologies...
  • Sears moves inside KMart to spark sales

    07/01/2007 3:19:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies · 2,189+ views
    CHICAGO, June 29 (UPI) -- In a bold move to jump-start years of declining sales, Sears is reportedly placing some free-standing stores inside some K-Mart facilities. The discount chain is renting about 7,000 square feet inside existing Kmarts to Sears dealers in four towns -- Claremont, N.H.; Freedom, Calif.; Pell City, Ala.; and Zephyrhills, Fla. The dealers sell hardware, appliances, lawn equipment and some consumer electronics, the Chicago Tribune reported. Some observers see it as another step toward an expected merger. During the past year, Sears Holdings Corp. has been moving its best Sears brands into Kmart in an effort...
  • OMX and Nasdaq in mega-merger

    05/27/2007 2:33:55 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 3 replies · 279+ views ^ | 05/25/2007 | Invest in Sweden Agency
    Swedish stock market owner OMX has agreed one of the country’s largest international mergers in recent years after accepting an offer to join forces with US technology bourse Nasdaq. The deal will see Nasdaq pay US$3.7 billion to acquire OMX, which controls around 80 percent of stock market trading in the Nordic countries and Baltic states. Stockholm-based OMX is one of the world’s largest developers and suppliers of electronic trading technology as well as the operator of exchanges in seven north European capitals. “This combination provides our organizations with the ability to grow and accelerate the global flow of equity...
  • Taiwan's Bourse Seeks Merger With Futures, Smaller Exchanges

    05/08/2007 8:31:53 PM PDT · by jdm · 1 replies · 163+ views
    Bloomberg | May 9, 2007 | George Hsu and Stephen Engle
    Per FR policy, Bloomberg is link only... May 9 (Bloomberg) -- The Taiwan Stock Exchange plans to merge with the island's smaller bourse and futures market, creating a ``one-stop service'' in an attempt to draw overseas investors and stem an outflow of companies. ``The integration of those markets is very urgent,'' Chairman Gordon Chen said in an interview in Taipei. The exchange has to provide a ``one-stop service for investors to improve efficiency and lower costs,'' Chen said. Chen is trying to halt the loss of companies to exchanges such as Hong Kong's, which don't have the same restrictions on...
  • Merger reports heat up stocks [Yahoo is reportedly a takeover target for Microsoft]

    05/04/2007 7:25:16 AM PDT · by bedolido · 13 replies · 729+ views
    moneycentral ^ | 05-04-2007 | staff writer
    Shares of two big media companies -- Yahoo (YHOO, news, msgs) and Reuters (RTRSY, news, msgs) -- are rising this morning on reports of merger activity. Yahoo shares began rising sharply this morning after a newspaper report that Microsoft (MSFT, news, msgs) had asked Yahoo to enter formal negotiations about a merger. The two companies have had held informal discussions in the past, and Yahoo could fetch $50 billion, the New York Post wrote, citing banking sources.
  • Dow Chemical to face $50 billion bid

    04/08/2007 7:09:59 PM PDT · by TxCopper · 81 replies · 1,516+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/8/07 | Not Stated
    LONDON (Reuters) - A consortium of Middle Eastern investors and American buyout firms is preparing a $50 billion approach for Dow Chemical Co. (DOW.N: Quote, Profile , Research) in what could be the world's biggest ever leveraged buyout, a paper said on Sunday.
  • Study confirms XM-Sirius merger constitutes a monopoly

    03/30/2007 1:08:45 PM PDT · by It Aint Easy · 36 replies · 263+ views
    Bend Weekly ^ | Mar 30,2007
    A study sent yesterday to the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice demonstrates that the proposed merger between XM and Sirius would create a monopoly, constituting a likely violation of the antitrust laws. Conducted by one of the country's leading economists and scholars, the study lends concrete evidence and analysis to some of the most important questions that have plagued lawmakers since the merger was announced earlier this year. As lawmakers on Capitol Hill began to focus increasingly on what the relevant product market is for satellite radio and what impact this merger would have on consumers, the...