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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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What a $30 Billion Asset Sale Might Really Mean to GE

Reports were out on Thursday that General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) is close to selling a large part of its real estate holdings. As the company aims to shrink its finance ...
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Altera Merger Termination Has Ripple Effect for Semiconductor Stocks

Easy come, easy go. That is what the rumor mill around the world of mergers and acquisitions will tell you. The earlier reports that Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) was in ...
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Is ARM Chatter Being Driven by Intel-Altera Merger Rumors?

The technology rumor mill has been rather active lately. One big tech and hardware rumor of April is that ARM Holdings PLC (NASDAQ: ARMH) could be bought out. What the rumor ...
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Who Would, or Even Could, Acquire Twitter?

Is it actually possible that Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) is in play as the next potential merger or acquisition? There has been a market rumor that the social media feed ...
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Why Analysts Are Cooling to an Altera-Intel Deal

Shares of Altera Corp. (NASDAQ: ALTR) have recently challenged multiyear highs due to reports late on Friday that Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) was in talks to acquire the company. Initially ...
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What Rite Aid Could Actually Fetch in a Buyout

Rite Aid Corp. (NYSE: RAD) may have found some rekindled love out there. Reports that renewed takeover chatter has surfaced around Rite Aid have sent shares about 5% higher. The ...
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6 Mergers That Ought to Happen

If there is one thing that can result from a bull market and from a good economy in which companies have solid balance sheets, it is mergers and acquisitions. In ...
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How Much Could Whiting Petroleum Really Fetch in a Buyout?

Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: WLL) shares have taken a huge jump in Monday’s trading session on reported rumors that it is shopping for a buyout. Note that these are only ...
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