The deal is expected to be stock-for-stock, though precise terms couldn't be learned, the newspaper said.
A deal isn't done yet, and talks could still fall apart. But an announcement could come as early as this week, the people told the Journal.
Dell (DELL - Get Report), the personal computer maker, is expected by Wall Street Tuesday to post fourth-quarter earnings of 39 cents a share on revenue of $14.12 billion. Dell reached a deal earlier this month to go private in a $24.4 billion deal. Does Michael Dell Have the Cash to Quell a Shareholder Revolt?
Herbalife (HLF - Get Report), at the center of a public fight between Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman, is expected to post fourth-quarter earnings Tuesday of $1.03 a share on revenue of $1.05 billion. Herbalife Circus: Expect More Entertainment
Medtronic (MDT - Get Report) is expected by analysts to post fiscal third-quarter profit of 91 cents a share on revenue of $4.03 billion.
Nabors Industries (NBR) is projected to report Tuesday fourth-quarter earnings of 29 cents a share. 5 Stocks Poised for Breakouts
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