Mergers and acquisitions

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2016 file photo the bull statue stands in front of the stock market in Frankfurt, Germany. The European Union blocked the proposed merger of Germany's Deutsche Boerse and the London Stock Exchange on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 saying that it had "very serious" concerns about the deal's impact on competition. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
March 29, 2017 - 6:20 am
BERLIN (AP) — European regulators blocked the proposed merger of Germany's Deutsche Boerse and the London Stock Exchange on Wednesday, saying it would effectively have created a European monopoly in clearing bonds. They shot down the pair's third attempt at a merger, which would have united the...
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Toshiba Corp. President Satoshi Tsunakawa bows during a press conference at the company's headquarters in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Japan's embattled Toshiba said Wednesday that its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co. has filed for bankruptcy protection. Toshiba said in a statement that it filed the chapter 11 petition in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of New York. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
March 29, 2017 - 6:20 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's embattled Toshiba Corp. said Wednesday that its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co. has filed for bankruptcy protection, marking a key step in its struggles to stop the flow of massive red ink. Toshiba said in a statement that it filed the Chapter 11 petition in the U.S...
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Toshiba Corp. President Satoshi Tsunakawa bows during a press conference at the company's headquarters in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Japan's embattled Toshiba said Wednesday that its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co. has filed for bankruptcy protection. Toshiba said in a statement that it filed the chapter 11 petition in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of New York. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
March 29, 2017 - 5:28 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's embattled Toshiba Corp. said Wednesday that its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co. has filed for bankruptcy protection, marking a key step in its struggles to stop the flow of massive red ink. Toshiba said in a statement that it filed the Chapter 11 petition in the U.S...
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March 29, 2017 - 3:52 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's embattled Toshiba Corp. said Wednesday that its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co. has filed for bankruptcy protection. Toshiba said in a statement that it filed the chapter 11 petition in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of New York. The move had been largely expected...
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March 28, 2017 - 2:32 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Consolidated Communications and FairPoint Communications say their shareholders have approved of a proposed merger of the two companies. Consolidated announced in December it was buying FairPoint for $1.5 billion, assuming its debt and offering dividends to stockholders...
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European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on Monday, March 27, 2017. The European Union has approved the proposed merger of Dow Chemical and Du Pont, saying that the companies' commitments to divest businesses have addressed its concerns. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
March 27, 2017 - 9:16 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union approved the proposed merger of Dow Chemical and DuPont on Monday, declaring itself satisfied with commitments the companies have made to divest businesses. Both plan to join in a $62 billion deal and then break apart into three separate, publicly traded companies...
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FILE-- In this Sept. 25, 2012 file photo, people shop in the Dubai Mall, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A subsidiary of the state-backed developer Emaar said it made an $800-million offer to purchase the online retailer Souq.com amid rumors of a possible acquisition of the website by Amazon. A stock market filing by Emaar Malls, which runs the Dubai Mall, said the "bid has still not been accepted by the shareholders of Souq.com." (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
March 27, 2017 - 7:53 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A subsidiary of the state-backed developer Emaar says it made an $800-million offer to purchase the online retailer Souq.com amid rumors of a possible acquisition of the website by Amazon. A filing Monday by Emaar Malls PJSC on the Dubai Financial Market says the...
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March 27, 2017 - 6:35 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has approved the proposed merger of Dow Chemical and Du Pont, saying that the companies' commitments to divest businesses have addressed its concerns. Both plan to join in a $62 billion deal and then break apart into three separate, publicly traded companies. The...
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March 22, 2017 - 5:30 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Industrial paints and chemicals company AkzoNobel has rejected a second unsolicited takeover bid from U.S. company PPG Industries worth 22.4 billion euros ($24.1 billion). AkzoNobel CEO Ton Buechner said in a statement Wednesday that the bid "significantly fails to...
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March 20, 2017 - 4:13 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — British telecom company Vodafone's Indian unit on Monday announced a merger with Idea Cellular, a local company, creating India's largest telecom operator, with around 400 million customers. Vodafone will own 45.1 percent of the combined company and Idea will have a 26 percent...
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