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Abbott, Mylan silent on why changing tax-inversion terms

Drugmakers Abbott Laboratories (ABT.N) and Mylan Inc (MYL.O) on Wednesday declined to explain in detail why they changed the terms of a $5.3 billion deal in which Mylan will buy part of Abbott's overseas generics business and reincorporate for tax purposes in the Netherlands.

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Automotive Industry

Delphi Automotive looking to sell thermal unit for $1 billion

Auto parts maker Delphi Automotive Plc (DLPH.N) is looking to sell its business that makes heating and cooling systems for cars, and will seek as much as $1 billion, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

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Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals

Private equity eyes $13 billion Bayer plastics business

Private equity firms are circling Bayer's (BAYGn.DE) 10 billion-euro ($12.7 billion) plastics business, hoping to divert the German drugmaker from its plan to list the division, two people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

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Boeing

Boeing books first sales to Iran since 1979

Boeing said on Wednesday it had sold aircraft-related goods to Iran Air in the third quarter, marking the first acknowledged dealings between U.S. aerospace companies and Iran since the 1979 U.S. hostage crisis.

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Pharmaceutical

Advent, Avista near deal for UCB's Kremers Urban

A consortium of buyout firms Advent International Corp and Avista Capital Partners is in advanced talks to acquire UCB SA's (UCB.BR) U.S. generic drugs unit Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals Inc, according to people familiar with the matter.

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DirecTV headquarters building

FCC pauses clock on AT&T-DirecTV, Comcast-TWC merger reviews

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday paused its informal "shot clock" deadline on the reviews of the proposed mergers of AT&T Inc (T.N) and DirecTV (DTV.O) and of Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O) and Time Warner Cable Inc (TWC.N) over the issue of confidential programming agreements.

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Softbank Corp

SoftBank leads $100 million investment in Indonesian ecommerce firm Tokopedia

SoftBank Corp announced Wednesday it will lead a $100 million investment round in Indonesian ecommerce giant PT Tokopedia, the Japanese mobile carrier's third investment overseas under Vice Chairman Nikesh Arora.

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Lufthansa

Lufthansa close to deal with IBM for IT infrastructure unit

German airline Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) is close to a deal to sell its IT infrastructure unit to IBM (IBM.N), including an outsourcing agreement for the services, as part of a shake-up of its technology activities, it said on Wednesday.

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Holcim

India's Aditya Birla bids for Lafarge-Holcim assets: sources

India's diversified Aditya Birla Group has submitted a bid for the Brazilian and the Philippine assets of cement industry leaders Lafarge (LAFP.PA) and Holcim (HOLN.VX), two persons directly involved in the transaction said.

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Chipotle Mexican Restaurant

Chipotle third-quarter restaurant sales soar

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc on Monday reported better-than-expected growth in sales at established restaurants after diners appeared to shrug off price increases at the burrito chain known for serving antibiotic-free meats and organic produce.

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Sanofi

Actavis, Sanofi among bidders for Omega Pharma

Generic drugmaker Actavis Plc and France's Sanofi SA are among the suitors for privately held Omega Pharma NV [COUCKO.UL], Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Taxi

Australia's Cabcharge says rebuffs M&A talk from NY-listed FleetCor

Cabcharge Australia Ltd (CAB.AX), the country's only listed taxi payment company, said it had rebuffed an approach from FleetCor Technologies Inc (FLT.N) to buy its core payments business.

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Amazon.com Inc

Amazon strikes deal with Simon & Schuster on e-book prices

Online book retailer Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) said on Monday it has signed a multi-year deal with Simon & Schuster Inc, the second Big-Five book publisher, on the future price of e-books.

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BlackBerry Ltd.

BlackBerry shares up after unconfirmed report on possible Lenovo bid

BlackBerry (BB.TO) (BBRY.O) shares rose more than 3 percent on Monday after a news website said Chinese computer maker Lenovo Group (0922.HK) might offer to buy the Canadian technology company.

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A sample of Botox

Top Allergan holder Paulson urges deal with Shire: sources

Allergan Inc (AGN.N) shareholder Paulson & Co is urging the Botox maker to merge with specialty pharmaceutical company Shire Plc (SHP.L) as an alternative to a deal with hostile bidder Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc (VRX.TO), according to two people familiar with the matter.

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