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Freedom Communications Files For Bankruptcy

Digital First Media Will Acquire Freedom Communications' Newspapers

The second largest U.S. newspaper chain will soon add two newspapers in California. Digital First Media gain the advantage after Tribune Publishing faced regulatory hurdle to acquire Orange Country .

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Silicon Valley Scenics

GeneChip Company, Affymetrix rejects offer from Origin Technologies

Affymetrix said its Board has rejected an offer from Origin Technologies, which was aimed to disrupt its potential sale to Thermo Fisher.

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Paint Company Sherwin-Williams to Acquire Valspar for $9.3 Billion

Sherwin-Williams, Cleveland-based company is set to acquire another paint company Minneapolis-based Valspar at $9.3 billion. The merger of the paint companies will place Sherwin-Williams to the top and its presence will be broaden and reinfornced outside North America and Canada with the help of Valspar.

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China's Anbang Insurance Group Makes Buyout Bid For Starwood Hotel Group

China's Anbang to Acquire Starwood Hotel Group At More Than $13 Billion Bid

Starwood is about to dump Marriott's offer in favor of Anbang's more than $13 billion bid for the acquisition. If the deal pushes through, Starwood will pay Marriott a breakup fee of $400 million. Marriott has been given five days to counterbid.

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Deutsche Boerse AG Chief Executive Officer Carsten Kengeter Interview As German Exchange Agrees Merger with London Stock Exchange Group Plc

Frankfurt and London Stock Exchange Has Reached a Merger Agreement

Two of the most prominent European stock exchange, Frankfurt and London has agreed to merge on Wednesday. The merger between them will create a new European trading powerhouse.

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Goldman Sachs Hands Clients Losses In 'Top Trades'

Honest Dollar Acquired By Goldman Sachs

Honest Dollar Acquired By Goldman Sachs

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African American woman holding produce at farmers market

Apollo Global Management Takes Over Fresh Market for $1.36 Billion

It was agreed that Apollo Global Management is taking over Fresh Market Inc. Chairman and founder Ray Berry is not so pleased and is considering of making the company private where he and his son own 9.8% of shares. This would be Apollo's third largest acquisition that is worth more than a billion dollars.

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Facebook Exhibits Technologies At Innovation Hub

Facebook Acquired Photo App MSQRD to Level Snapchat

Facebook acquired Masquerade to enhance its video features. On Wednesday, the largest social network bought MSQRD, giving its users ability to retouch their photo using playful and animated filters.

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General Motors Expected To File Paperwork For IPO

General Motors Acquired Silicon Valley-based Cruise Automation, Aims to Integrate Autonomous Cars Software to Manufacturing

General Motors is moving forward to compete in the autonomous car markets. The giant automaker has acquired a driverless cars software maker, Cruise Automation, for reportedly more than $1 billion.

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BRICS/SCO Summits - Russia 201

LIC invests ₹2,750 crore in shares of nine state-owned banks

Life Insurance Corporation has invested in nine state-owned banks. The Indian-based insurance group has invested around ₹2,750 crore in shares of nine banks in order to strengthen their capital reserve.

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Gamescom 2014 Gaming Trade Fair

Online games developer Nexon Korea to acquire Big Huge Games

NEXON Co will purchase the entire outstanding shares from Big Huge Games. The company is moving forward with an aim of establishing a dominant presence in the gaming industry by creating partnerships with leading game developers.

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Charter Communications Buys Time Warner Cable In $79 Billion Deal

New York City Approves Time Warner Cable Acquisition, Arises Concerns

In a Wednesday's public meeting, Franchise and Concession Review Committee of New York City approve the acquisition. The merger will create the second-largest cable operator in the United States, which raised a concern.

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US-STOCKS

Nasdaq to acquire International Securities Exchange for $1.1bln

Nasdaq will acquire International Securities Exchange (ISE) for $1.1 billion from Germany's Deutsche Börse. The acquisition transaction is expected to close by end of 2016 year.

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Gas Prices In GTA

Exxon's Canadian unit offloads gas stations for $2.1 bln

Exxon Mobil Corp's Canadian unit is selling its retail gas stations in the country to five fuel distributors for C$2.8 billion ($2.1 billion). The transaction is expected to be completed by end of 2016 subject to the regulatory approvals.

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Company Signs

AMC Entertainment Will Acquire Carmike Cinemas Despite Shareholder's Objection

AMC Entertainment will acquire Carmike Cinemas to be the largest theater chain in North America. One Carmike's shareholder opposed the acquisition, citing the price offer was too low.

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