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Coming soon: Big deals, bigger busts

Finally! Boldface buyouts, blockbuster mergers and some old LBO busts on the way in 2015. Here's a look at some of the themes and headlines likely to dominate the next 12 months. Continue reading

DOJ's Pepco-Exelon review focuses on grid lock

Justice Department's action on PJM connections could lead to changes in electricity transmission rules. Continue reading

Wind tax credit extension is not a boon

One-year extension keeps project planning and industry growth up in the air. Continue reading

Repsol to pay $12.9B for Talisman

The deal reflects the Spanish company's drive to expand in politically stable regions following its skirmish with Argentina over YPF. Continue reading

Investors get fired up at Gas Natural CEO

Some believe company should sell itself, though all agree on need for management change. Continue reading

Things get soggy in the oil patch

Troubles among producers are increasing, and not just because the price per barrel is diving. Low interest rates prompted companies to turn increasingly to debt financing to fund capital plans and develop reserves rather than use equity. Those bills are coming due. Continue reading

Repsol faces competition for Talisman assets

The Canadian oil and gas producer confirms approaches about potential transactions from unidentified parties as well as its Madrid peer. Continue reading

E.ON stakes future on renewable power

The German company plans to spin off a majority holding in its conventional energy business to shareholders by 2016. Continue reading

Apache sells assets valued at $1.4B

Oil and gas explorer is focusing its efforts on its more promising shale plays. Continue reading

Sen. Levin: Commodity units rife with risk, manipulation

Senator cites 2012 Fed report warning big banks lack up to $15B each to cover catastrophic losses. Continue reading

CGG rejects $1.8B takeover proposal from Technip

Analysts suggest the offer bears the hallmarks of the French government and question the benefits of a fusion. Continue reading

Cliffs to study exit for Eastern Canadian iron ore ops

Having amended its debt covenants, the iron ore and coal producer said it could close its Bloom Lake development, since the potential $1.2 billion investment needed to make it viable isn't achievable within an acceptable time frame. Continue reading

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