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May 20, 2015
Buying AOL is How Verizon Plans to Dominate Video
Verizon is planning to buy AOL for $4.4 billion, mostly because of its video advertising capabilities.
May 01, 2015
8 Unforgettable Stories of Comcast Screwing Over Customers
It's no secret Comcast has a terrible track record with customer service. Here are the most horrifying stories.
April 24, 2015
The 2 Key Decisions That Have Now Made Disney Unstoppable
Disney is bigger than ever, and thanks to two key decisions, it may have cemented itself into place as one of America's biggest and most profitable companies.
April 24, 2015
What Doomed The Comcast—Time Warner Cable Merger
Though many thought there was no stopping it, the Comcast-TWC merger has been scuttled. Here's why.
April 21, 2015
Why It’s OK That Companies Are Dying Faster Than Ever
The number of company deaths in recent years is much higher than a few decades ago. But it's not necessarily a bad thing.
April 07, 2015
Corporate Mergers Are Going to Cost You, The Consumer
From dollar stores to media giants, American corporations seem to be suffering from merger mania. What does that mean for consumers?
March 02, 2015
Why ‘Big Beer’ Could Mean Less Selection For Consumers
You may not realize it, but big business has a stranglehold on one of America's favorite things: beer.
February 18, 2015
What Medtronic’s Historic Deal Reveals About the Health Care Industry
Minnesota-based medical devices giant Medtronic completed a historic $49.9 billion acquisition of Ireland-based surgical equipment maker Covidien in January.
February 02, 2015
2 Reasons Why Bloomberg Should Acquire The New York Times
The Times rebuffed initial acquisition talks from Bloomberg, but the deal may be a good opportunity.
January 31, 2015
2 More Companies Changed By Obamacare
In an historic deal, Medtronic, already one of the largest medical device companies in the world, has acquired industry peer Covidien.
September 17, 2014
The 11 Most Expensive Business Takeovers
Here are the 11 most expensive business takeovers by industry.
July 27, 2014
The Future of Apple Products
Among Apple's 29 acquisitions since the beginning of fiscal year 2013 are 15 that are likely to shape future updates to Apple's products and services.
July 18, 2014
AbbVie Flees U.S. Tax Burden With $54B Shire Deal
AbbVie is about to become yet another U.S.-based company to flee the steep American corporate tax rate; the drugmaker has reached a $54 billion deal with U.K.-based Shire plc.
July 15, 2014
Whiting Petrol and Kodiak: Should You Invest in American Oil and Gas?
While this is being advertised as an acquisition, it is probably better to describe the Whiting Petroleum-Kodiak Oil And Gas deal as a merger.
June 26, 2014
Would a T-Mobile-Sprint Merger Increase Wireless Competition?
Sprint wants to buy T-Mobile. This would combine the third- and fourth-place U.S. mobile carriers into a single carrier in a market led by Verizon and AT&T.
June 26, 2014
EU Promises Apple and Beats Decision By July 30
Apple’s deal to buy Beats Electronics is expected to go forward without a hitch -- except that the company needs regulatory approval to proceed with it.
June 25, 2014
What’s in a Name: Why T-Mobile Holds All the Cards
T-Mobile and Sprint are working on a merger that would combine the third- and fourth-largest mobile carriers in the U.S.
June 16, 2014
Medtronic Flees U.S. Corporate Tax Rate With Covidien Takeover
Medtronic, a medical device company based in Minneapolis, will become the largest U.S. corporation to renounce its U.S. tax citizenship.
June 13, 2014
Why Did Merck Spend $4 Billion on a Tiny Biotech Firm?
Last week, Merck shelled out nearly $4 billion to purchase Idenix and its experimental drug pipeline. Was the purchase a calculated risk or a desperate move?
June 12, 2014
Should You Buy Tyson Foods on Weakness?
Some investors think that Tyson simply went too far and overpaid for Hillshire Brands.
June 10, 2014
Tyson Tops Pilgrim’s Pride to Win Hillshire Farms
On Sunday, the bidding war between Tyson Foods and Pilgrim’s Pride over Hillshire Brands likely ended, and Tyson is the winner.
June 03, 2014
Why Even Valeant’s Sweetened Deal Is Bad for Allergan
Valeant's offers for a takeover of Allergan have fallen on deaf ears despite a recently improved bid.
May 27, 2014
Pfizer Decides AstraZeneca Isn’t Worth the Trouble — for Now
Pfizer said it is "moving on" from its pursuit of rival drug maker AstraZeneca following the rejection of its fourth offer for the company.
May 19, 2014
Pfizer’s Fourth and ‘Final’ Offer for AstraZeneca Fails
AstraZeneca announced in a press release Monday that it would not accept Pfizer's offer for a takeover, valued at $120 million.
May 17, 2014
New Filings Reveal How Pfizer’s Executives Made Millions in February
According to new filings, Pfizer executives sold large amounts of shares in the company in the weeks prior to a renewed bid for AstraZeneca.
May 17, 2014
The Top 5 Biggest Pharma Deals of 2013
Here are the top 5 biggest pharmaceutical industry mergers of the past year.
May 13, 2014
Is It Consolidate or Die for TV and Broadband Companies?
In response to Comcast teaming up with Time Warner Cable, AT&T is looking to acquire DirecTV for $50 billion. What does it all mean for consumers?
May 12, 2014
Merger Frenzy: Pfizer Commits to Britain, Allergan Rejects Valeant
In most recent news, Pfizer assures Britain of its intentions to invest in the country. Meanwhile, Allergan rejects Valeant's takeover offer.
May 12, 2014
Intel Purchases Ginger’s Personal Assistant Division
Aside from its usual array of products, the company also is reportedly working on an artificial intelligence headset.
May 09, 2014
Britain Demands Stronger Commitments From Pfizer in AstraZeneca Deal
British Prime Minister David Cameron spoke out Wednesday, demanding stronger commitments from Pfizer Inc. in the potential takeover of AstraZeneca.
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