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Citigroup sells subprime lender in $4.25B deal

The sale to Springleaf comes as CEO Michael Corbat faces pressure to hike capital distributions. Continue reading

Irish unions still hoping to ground Aer Lingus takeover

Workers distance themselves from key official who seems to support the Dublin-based airline's $1.54 billion takeover by British Airways owner International Consolidated Airlines Group. Continue reading

EC launches in-depth probes of GE/Alstom, Cargill/ADM deals

Regulators are concerned that GE's $12.9 billion agreement will leave only Siemens as a significant competitor in the European heavy-duty gas turbine market. Continue reading

As Russian M&A stalls, companies founder on sanctions and oil prices

With in-bound dealmaking at a 10-year low, the door to foreign debt and capital will remain locked until the crisis in Ukraine is resolved. Continue reading

Ball Corp. agrees to pay $8.3B for U.K. drink can maker Rexam

The companies anticipate a long wait for regulatory clearances, reflecting what will likely be tough antitrust reviews. Continue reading

The small world of online travel agencies

As it buys Orbitz, Expedia points to a larger field beyond the Internet agencies. Continue reading

Exelon reaches tentative deal with Delaware staff

The focus now shifts to D.C., Maryland utility regulators. Continue reading

Expedia expands its Orbitz with $1.6B deal

The top U.S. travel booking site acquires another rival on the heels of deals for, Continue reading

Breaking up big banks is hard to do. But not impossible

Small specialized activist funds are talking to larger peers about potential campaigns. A major regulatory action, perhaps a rejected "living will" might be the catalyst these insurgents need. We're looking at you, JPMorgan. Continue reading

Staples puts pen to paper on Office Depot bid

The $6.3 billion deal is sure to face antitrust scrutiny, though competition has changed dramatically since the companies' ill-fated merger attempt in 1997. Continue reading

With activist push, Office Depot and Staples talk deal

Emboldened by investor dissatisfaction at Office Depot, Starboard pushes for merger. Continue reading

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

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