Would Regulators Allow Mattel and Hasbro to Merge?

Sometimes you hear great merger stories. Other times merger stories sound like they could be made up. And then there are the mergers that would get a close review from ...
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Is Rupert Murdoch Still After Time Warner?

Say what you want about media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, but he doesn’t give up easily. Less than two years after Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) rebuffed an unsolicited $80 billion ...
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Is Under Armour Going to Buy Lululemon?

Chatter and speculation on the street has had Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ: LULU) as a buyout target for some time now. Last Friday, an article at Bloomberg's Gadfly blog suggested ...
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Why Rite Aid Could Be Worth as Much as $10 Per Share in a Buyout

Rumors of a potential buyout of Rite Aid Corp. (NYSE: RAD) are spreading. While there has been a discussion that Rite Aid might be an acquisition target, the Wall Street ...
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Why The Fresh Market Could Be Worth Only $28 in a Buyout

The Fresh Market Inc. (NASDAQ: TFM) has confirmed some light news and rumors from the prior week, although perhaps not in the exact manner that was initially reported. The specialty ...
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What Price SanDisk Might Really Get in a Buyout

SanDisk Corp. (NASDAQ: SNDK) is finding some attention on Wednesday after some similar story broke in prior weeks on Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MU). The difference here is that this ...
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Apple Gets Ready for iPhone 7

Presumably, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) will be unable to convince consumers that the iPhone 6s, rumored to be released this week, will be better enough than the iPhone 6 to ...
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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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