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After lengthy pursuit, Malone and Charter reach $78.7 billion Time Warner Cable deal

Charter will also roll up Bright House Networks. Continue reading

China Inc. goes private -- one mediocre piece at a time

Beijing's restructuring of state-owned enterprises will generate some opportunities for foreign investors, but in a seller's market the government is always looking out mainly for itself. Continue reading

Europe sets conditions for Mondelez, D.E. Master Blenders to blend their coffees

The U.S. and Dutch coffee joint venture gets European regulators' approval, but the companies must sell brands to caffeinate competition in the region. Continue reading

Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron abandon merger plan

Both companies plan to embark on share buybacks after Justice Department objections smothered the 19-month-old agreement. Continue reading

For Teva, poison pills and regulatory worries won't stop the march on Mylan

The generics giant's offer is contingent on the target dropping its own offer for Perrigo, which right now will be a tough sell to its shareholders. Continue reading

Comcast faces limited options in appeasing regulators wary of another mega-media deal

Discussions begin over possible concessions to address concerns about Time Warner Cable acquisition. Continue reading

Holcim, Lafarge shop U.S. assets as Summit Materials signs up to $450M deal

The merger partners still need buyers for three terminals and two grinding operations to ease their $46 billion combination past the FTC. Continue reading

Antitrust protections no 'road map' for merger challenges, regulators say

Common fear that merger agreement covenants will tip off officials to competitive harms called unfounded. Continue reading

GE's $23 billion financial asset sale to Blackstone, Wells Fargo will help it exit Fed oversight

Deals could allow GE Capital to lose 'systemically important' category as early as 2016. Continue reading

FedEx agrees to buy Netherlands' TNT Express for $4.8B

The offer is 16% less than an abortive bid by rival UPS, which pulled its offer when faced with an EC antitrust veto. Continue reading

Novartis makes history and the biosimilar industry looks even more attractive

Pfizer, Teva and Actavis are potential consolidators, while Momenta, Coherus and Epirus lead the list of likely targets. Continue reading

Insurgents know no bounds when it comes to the FTC

Antitrust hurdles? What antitrust hurdles? Activists often don't see any real regulatory problems. Continue reading

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