Rumors

Why Broadcom Should Be Thankful That It’s Not Buying Symantec

Some mergers are never formally consummated and never formally ended, as far as a lack of corporate communications is concerned. The would-be acquisition of Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) by Broadcom ...
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How Much Barnes & Noble Could Fetch in a Buyout

Everyone loves a good old-fashioned buyout rumor that can pump up a down-and-out stock. The retail climate has been permanently changed by the internet, and companies like Barnes & Noble ...
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How Much Cypress Semiconductor Might Fetch in a Buyout

It seems that the world of semiconductors still will have fewer companies dominating the landscape in the years ahead. After years of industry consolidation, Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) became ...
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Another Gold Mining Merger Rumor Goes Soft, Sort Of

Iamgold Corp. (NYSE: IAG) is a relatively small gold mining outfit that recently joined in the buyout rumor mill. A report from Bloomberg on Thursday had indicated that Iamgold was ...
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Is KKR Set to Pay $1 Billion for Corel?

Corel, makers of Corel Draw and a host of other computer software and hardware products, got its start in 1985 in Ottawa and was first publicly traded in 1989. Over ...
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Facebook’s Cryptocoin: Where Do We Sign Up?

One thing to say for Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB): the company thinks inside the box. It's own box. With a fine of up to $5 billion looming and regulators around ...
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What a PG&E Bankruptcy Would Mean

On November 8, shares of PG&E Corp. (NYSE: PCG) closed near $49. A week later the closed at just over $17. What happened in between may lead the largest gas ...
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Is Shell About to Spend $8 Billion to Double Its Permian Basin Acreage?

According to a Bloomberg News report Tuesday, Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE: RDS-A) is negotiating to buy privately held Endeavor Energy Resources for about $8 billion. If the deal is ...
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What Will Coca-Cola Acquire Next?

With its $5 billion acquisition of the Costa coffee shop chain, Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) once more has shown its commitment to expanding its footprint and the diversity of its ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

The housing market has started to falter. According to MarketWatch: The housing market hit a sudden and “significant” slowdown in the past few weeks that could continue in coming months, ...
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Walmart Wants to Be Last Man Into the Streaming Media Business?

Several media outlets tried to get Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) management to confirm that the company will go into the streaming media business. Presumably, the move would be to better ...
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How Much Groupon Might Actually Fetch in a Buyout

Shares of Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) have popped handily on Monday on word that the "daily deals" website has been contacting other companies to drum up interest in acquiring the ...
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Will Verizon Sell Oath to Tim Armstrong?

A recent report at The Information indicates that Oath CEO Tim Armstrong is considering buying the company out of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ). Armstrong's interest includes both the Yahoo ...
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What GameStop Might Actually Fetch in a Buyout

If one company has been a victim of the change in retail and in the selling of video games, GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) would certainly be a prime example. GameStop's ...
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With Sprint, T-Mobile Gets Poorly Run Company With Poor Service (Update)

Update: The deal closes with Sprint valued at $26 billion, and T-Mobile at $55 million. Together, the new entity will have about as many wireless customers as AT&T and Verizon ...
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