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How Staples Misplayed its Merger Hand

How Staples Misplayed its Merger Hand

A decision to keep executives off the stand limited the company's opportunity to defend the Office Depot deal.

Global Pharma Players Likely to Flock to Medivation

Global Pharma Players Likely to Flock to Medivation

AstraZeneca, Bayer, Eli Lilly and Merck are just a few of the names that may join a bidding war for the cancer drug maker, analysts say.

GE Energy Push Continues With $250M Doosan Deal

GE Energy Push Continues With $250M Doosan Deal

With the conglomerate's push to shed financial assets largely complete, it is expected to look for growth in areas including energy.

Total Buys Battery Maker Saft in $1.1 Billion Deal

Total Buys Battery Maker Saft in $1.1 Billion Deal

Oil giant Total continues its foray into renewable energy.

Humana Blames Costs of Aetna Deal, Obamacare for 46% Profit Slide

Humana Blames Costs of Aetna Deal, Obamacare for 46% Profit Slide

As the health insurer awaits regulatory approval for its $37 billion megadeal with rival Aetna, it continues to suffer losses from its participation in Obamacare.

IP Buys Weyerhaeuser Pulp Assets in $2.2B Deal

IP Buys Weyerhaeuser Pulp Assets in $2.2B Deal

The assets to be acquired include seven facilities on two continents that Weyerhaeuser put on the block when it acquired Plum Creek Timber.

Gannett eyes 'just vote no' campaign at Tribune to drive hostile $815M bid

Gannett eyes 'just vote no' campaign at Tribune to drive hostile $815M bid

The suitor is urging Chicago-based Tribune's shareholders to vote against their board to send a message that the two sides should discuss a combination.

Comcast Borrows From Disney's Playbook With $3.8B Purchase of DreamWorks

Comcast Borrows From Disney's Playbook With $3.8B Purchase of DreamWorks

The hefty payout comes as Paramount and Lions Gate seek deal partners.

Yahoo! Has Had a Staggering Number of Board Members Since 1995

Yahoo! Has Had a Staggering Number of Board Members Since 1995

The troubled internet company's unusually high level of director churn raises concerns about oversight. And its newest board members may not help.

Would United be Stronger if Divided?

Would United be Stronger if Divided?

The airline's chronic underachievement is seen by some as a sign of structural issues that can't be resolved without pullbacks and divestitures.