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Would a Return of the Nokia 3310 Really Matter?

Does it seem possible that Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) could be back in the news over a phone launch — or a phone relaunch? Isn't this 2017 rather than 2007? ...
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Twitter Analyst Upgrade Stokes President Trump Bump and Potential Merger

If you have followed Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) as an investment for very long, chances are high that you would agree that it has hurt more long-term investors than it has ...
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How Much ClubCorp Could Fetch in a Buyout

ClubCorp Holdings Inc. (NYSE: MYCC) has confirmed the potential sale rumors that drove its shares higher on Thursday. The company announced that its board of directors has established a strategic ...
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Would a Varian Acquisition by GE Help GE in Its Long-Term Goals?

Varian Medical Systems Inc. (NYSE: VAR) sure saw a pop on Thursday, just a day ahead of earnings from General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE). These two companies might not be tied ...
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SunTrust Narrows the List of Twitter Buyers Down to 6

One thing that has always amazed many on Wall Street is for the wide adoption and use of Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR), especially by very high-profile people, the company regularly ...
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Is Endurance Specialty the Largest Potential Merger You Never Heard Of?

Generally speaking, a merger worth $6.5 billion is considered a fairly large merger. In this particular instance, it is likely that the public may have never heard of either company ...
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Serious Warning Arises About Twitter Buyout Price and Hype

Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) was last seen giving back at least a portion of Friday's big share gains. The reason is not that the would-be buyout interest already has died, ...
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What Apple Stands to Get If It Buys McLaren

For a company that has reportedly been reducing the size of the staff in its mysterious automobile program, a story in Wednesday's Financial Times that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is ...
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Why Twitter Could Be an M&A Target

Shares of Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) traded up about 5% Wednesday afternoon following comments by company co-founder Evan Williams, currently CEO at Medium, that seemed to encourage the idea that ...
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How Much Medivation Can Really Fetch in a Buyout

Medivation Inc. (NASDAQ: MDVN) has been among the top future biotech mergers for quite some time. The problem is that we still have no idea which company will buy Medivation, ...
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5 Potential Roadblocks or Caveats Worth Considering About Level 3 Buyout Rumors

If there is one infrastructure play in communications that would make a crown jewel of an acquisition, Level 3 Communications Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) would fit that bill. In fact, it ...
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Harley-Davidson Shares Surge 20% on Takeover Rumor

Shares of motorcycle icon Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE: HOG) soared nearly 20% on Friday on a rumor that private-equity firm KKR & Co. (NYSE: KKR) might be interested in buying the ...
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4 Likely Semiconductor Merger and Acquisition Targets

It is no secret that the semiconductor industry is in a serious consolidation wave. In 2015 and into 2016, the number of mergers has been difficult to count. The tally ...
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Church & Dwight: If We’re Getting a Buyout Offer, We Don’t Know It!

Apparently some companies do deny that they are involved in merger talks. The consumer products maker Church & Dwight Co. Inc. (NYSE: CHD) has seen shares rise on speculation that ...
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Will Comerica Be Able to Sell Itself?

Comerica Inc. (NYSE: CMA) is one of the many banks that have not seen their shares fully recover from the highs prior to the Great Recession. Despite a 3% share ...
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