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Chinese train makers agree $26bn merger

Shares in China’s largest train manufacturers surged on confirmation the two are merging to create a global giant, as part of a strategy by Beijing …

Shake Shack Files to Go Public

Pay-For-Delay In 2014: Courts Fill In The Actavis Gaps

A little more than one year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court decided <i>Federal Trade Commission v. Actavis Inc</i>.[1] and affirmed that antitrust principles …

Hitting Below the Belt? MMA Fighters Allege That UFC Has Monopolized the Mixed Martial Arts Game

Throughout their history, professional sports leagues, including the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, and the National …

Philips Agrees to Acquire Maker of Medical Devices for $1.2 Billion - NYTimes.com

CEOs in 10 big mergers to get $430M: Equilar study

Kalahari merges with Takealot

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s two largest e-commerce retailers, Takelot.com and Kalahari.com, will be merging to create sufficient economies of scale …

EU antitrust authority approves Facebook's $19 billion takeover of messaging service WhatsApp

The European Union's antitrust authority says it has approved Facebook's proposed $19 billion takeover of the messaging service WhatsApp.<p>The 28-nation bloc's executive Commission said Friday the deal may go ahead because consumers will continue to have a wide choice of alternative communication …

Privacy

Nedbank takes stake in pan-African lender Ecobank

Nedbank , one of South Africa’s largest banks, has taken a 20 per cent interest in Ecobank Transnational for $493m, raising the stakes in the battle …

Miller Lite Brewer Reportedly Made A Bid For Heineken

The newswire said SABMiller's approach was made as part of a strategy to protect itself from any potential bid from SAB's larger rival, world No.1 brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev.<p>A tie-up between SABMiller, which has a market capitalization of 55 billion pounds ($90 billion), and Heineken, with a …

Beer

Dollar General Is Preparing A $9.1 Billion Hostile Takeover Of Family Dollar [Report]

Dollar General could launch a tender offer for Family Dollar as soon as Wednesday, these people said, asking not to be named because the matter is not public.<p>Family Dollar, which already has a deal to sell to Dollar Tree Inc.<p>Representatives for Dollar General and Family Dollar both declined to …

Antitrust Laws

Telefónica takes lead in Brazil with €7.5bn Vivendi deal

Spain’s Telefónica has stormed ahead in the battle for Brazil’s telecoms market, convincing Vivendi to choose its €7.45bn offer for the French …

Burger deals and Best Buy — five things to know today

Hello, friends and <i>Fortune</i> readers.<p>A fairly busy day for today, with a few economic reports. Burger King has confirmed a deal to buy Canada’s iconic …

Tim Hortons
Canada

Sun International to dispose of some African Assets

Shareholders of Sun International are advised that agreements have been entered into between Sun International and Minor International Public Company …

Monster shares soar 30% after Coke deal announced

Shares of energy drink maker Monster Beverage Corp. got a jolt after<p>Coca-Cola Co.agreed to take a minority stake in the Corona company.<p>Monster shares soared $21.84, more than 30%, to $93.49 Friday, a day after the deal was announced after the close of trading. The companies said Coca-Cola will take …

Motorsport

Coca-Cola Gets Its Claws into Monster

The Coca-Cola Co. jumped into the quickly growing international market for energy drinks with its announcement today of a long-term partnership with …

FCC chair Wheeler calls 'BS' on Verizon's childish 'throttling' argument

How Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler handles spectrum allocation and net neutrality issues is a far better measurement of his performance, but give him credit for taking a hard line with wireless carriers on broadband speeds.<p>Today, Wheeler called bullshit on Verizon’s …

The wisdom of less: How Procter & Gamble can grow by shrinking

After more than a decade of widespread expansion, picking up everything from beauty products to razors to batteries, Procter & Gamble announced last …

Sprint ends pursuit of T-Mobile, replaces CEO

After months of arguing that it couldn’t compete effectively without a merger partner, Sprint Corp. is preparing to go it alone.<p>The company decided …

Cerner To Buy Siemens Health IT Business For $1.3 Billion

Cerner, the provider of electronic health records run by billionaire Neal Patterson, is purchasing the health care information technology business of German industrial conglomerate Siemens for $1.3 billion.<p>The deal, which values the Siemens business at slightly more than one times sales, will …

Fed, FDIC tell banks their bankruptcy plans 'are not credible'

U.S. regulators have asked a group of 11 banking giants to resubmit plans, or living wills, meant to ensure that they could enter bankruptcy without …

Finance

Lafley’s P&G Brand Cull and the 80/20 Rule

Declaring he’d cull up to 100 brands — many of which he’d acquired and developed — P&G CEO A.G. Lafley launches a “game changer” profoundly different than what he championed in his eponymous 2008 bestseller.<p>P&G is cutting its global brand portfolio by more than half. Instead of focusing on …

Iliad may face tough battle cutting costs at T-Mobile