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Would IBM Dare Make a Big Data Security or Cybersecurity Acquisition?

Investors and traders alike just never seem to stop with the endless chase of market rumors. Usually, investors and traders might really want to consider the source or driving force ...
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How to Value Strategic Hotels in a Buyout

Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: BEE) has been thrown around as a would-be takeover target before, and Credit Suisse decided to take a look back at its value prospects ...
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Stock Hoaxes Live On, With Twitter The Latest

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) may have become just the latest stock hoaxes to sucker-in many gullible investors. The reports that the company had a bid of $31 billion were from ...
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Will One of the Health Insurance Mergers Get a Cold Shoulder?

Merger talks within the health insurance sector are reaching a critical point, and it appears that there will be some major moves in the very near future. Some might equate ...
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Could the Health Insurance Mergers Leave an Odd Man Out?

The market often works in mysterious ways, then it can turn into the wild west when it comes to raw speculation. It turns out that speculators love guessing about mergers. ...
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The Big 3 in Cars Almost Certainly Not Becoming the Big 2

Does Chrysler need to become owned by GM? Or what about owned by Ford? That is a question that is harder to answer than whether or not Ford Motor Co. ...
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What an Asset Swap Could Mean for Liberty and Vodafone

Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ: VOD) and Liberty Global PLC (NASDAQ: LBTYA) are currently in talks concerning how they can help each other out through an asset swap. Each company is ...
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What Avago Likely Sees in Broadcom

Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ: BRCM) is said to be in advanced talks with Avago Technologies Limited (NASDAQ: AVGO) to be acquired. This could potentially be a huge move within the semiconductor ...
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AOL-Verizon May Tempt Possible Buyers for Yahoo!

Now that AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL) is being acquired by Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ), the big question on Wall Street, Main Street and Cyber-Street has to be what this ...
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Is Rekindled E*Trade Buyout Chatter More Realistic Ahead of 2016?

If there has been one financial merger that never took place but could, it is -- or was -- the would-be buyout of E*Trade Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: ETFC). The biggest ...
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How Much Salesforce.com Could Really Fetch in a Buyout

Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) has become the latest tech darling to enter the Wall Street rumor mill. After reports a week ago about the company hiring bankers to evaluate offers, ...
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Were Salesforce.com Buyout Rumors Driven by Oracle Raising $10 Billion?

Wall Street just loves the rumor mill. And in the rumor mill of mergers, the grander the better. One big technology acquisition may beget other big technology acquisitions. So what ...
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Time Warner Cable Investors May Not Have Much Risk in Comcast Deal

Merger investors and media investors alike have had a lot to fear and to bet on around the pending acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) by Comcast Corp. ...
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What a Combined Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent Might Really Look Like

The world of advanced communications technology could be about to become even more consolidated. This time it could be two key European technology giants merging rather than U.S. companies acquiring ...
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These 4 Companies May Be Possible Takeover Candidates

This week has already seen some blockbuster deals announced, and some news that other deals may be falling apart. The gigantic Royal Dutch Shell $70 billion acquisition of natural gas ...
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