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Hospitals respond to Medicare worries with a shopping spree

Uncertainty over reimbursement levels and increased regulatory burdens are putting pressure on margins. So the big operators have decided that the best way to protect their bottom lines is to get even bigger. Continue reading

EC's Vestager worried about 'four-to-three' telecoms deals

The Commissioner's comments in a video interview with The Deal could herald a tougher approach to the fast-consolidating sector. Continue reading

Strine ruling could keep more cases in Delaware

Companies may insist that claims arising from info requests be brought in the state. Continue reading

European lawmaker seeks to curtail EU bank trading clampdown

Swedish MEP Gunnar Hökmark says the current proposals are too heavy-handed as he submits a draft report suggesting changes to the planned legislation. Continue reading

House OKs IPO help, Volcker Rule relief

Battle in House focused on CLOs holding debt companies incur after PE takeover. Continue reading

Lazard's Weiss withdraws from Treasury nomination

President Obama's nominee for Under Secretary of Domestic Finance will instead join the administration as an unconfirmed counselor following criticism from Democrats about his deal record. Continue reading

Strine ruling could keep more cases in Delaware

Companies may insist that claims arising from info requests be brought in the state. Continue reading

Five developments to watch as activism gains steam

With the economy slowly recovering in 2014, activist investors had a field day. So did advisers to companies fighting off their most vocal investors, or those concerned that an activist might put in an appearance. Continue reading

Mylan ex-CEO, Glass Lewis debate proxy adviser power

Glass Lewis to provide background info to 250 companies before distributing recommendations. Continue reading

Spy vs. Spy

Big tech companies and a plethora of startups scramble to fight increasingly sophisticated cyber threats. The new hackers are several grades above classic phishing by, say, the new deputy governor at the Central Bank of Nigeria seeking bank account numbers. Continue reading

Danaher asset sale catches DOJ's eye

Buyer NetScout contends the target's network monitoring products are complimentary to its own. Continue reading

Starch merger gets DOJ ironing

Ingredion has protections against an obligation to divest assets. Continue reading

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