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United luring Continental for merger?

Apr 16, 2010
Last week there was merger talk in the air for United and U.S. Airways, but it seems United's real target may have been Continental. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson about what makes the deal so attractive for the two carriers.
Posted In: Airlines, Mergers and Acquisitions

United, U.S. Airways talk merger

Apr 8, 2010
Early reports indicate United Airlines and U.S. Airways are talking about joining forces. The merger of those two would create the second-biggest airline in the country. Bill Radke explores the move with Marketplace's Amy Scott.
Posted In: Airlines, Mergers and Acquisitions

What Geely gets from its Volvo deal

Mar 29, 2010
Chinese car maker Geely is buying Volvo for $1.8 billion, the Chinese auto industry's largest acquisition so far. Bob Moon reports what Geely is getting for its money and why Ford may have set certain limits on the sale.
Posted In: Auto, Mergers and Acquisitions

Pfizer looking for generics deal

Mar 18, 2010
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is hoping to make a deal with a generic drug maker to diversify. Marketplace's Gregory Warner reports why Pfizer is shifting its strategy and what it wants from a generics deal.
Posted In: Health, Mergers and Acquisitions

Phillips-Van Heusen buys Hilfiger

Mar 15, 2010
Time's Kate Betts talks with Bill Radke about whether the Phillips-Van Heusen acquisition of Tommy Hilfiger will change the fashion landscape and how the deal will work.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

Justice Department stops health merger

Mar 9, 2010
The Obama administration has blocked the merger of two Michigan insurers. The companies dropped their plans after the Justice Department threatened to sue. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Health, Mergers and Acquisitions

AIG restructures, aims to earn money

Mar 8, 2010
AIG has decided to sell one of its biggest units, American Life Insurance Co., to MetLife for about $15 billion. It's the second deal in a week for AIG. Jeremy Hobson reports on what's left of the insurer.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, Wall Street

Businesses gear up to start spending

Mar 4, 2010
With consumers starting to spend a little, there's also new evidence that big businesses are feeling flush with cash and ready to jump in. Mitchell Hartman reports.
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AIA sale will help pay AIG's U.S. debts

Mar 1, 2010
AIG is selling off AIA, its Asian life insurance division, to British financial services company Prudential. The $35 billion deal will help AIG pay its debt to U.S. taxpayers. Christopher Werth reports.
Posted In: Investing, Mergers and Acquisitions

Coke hopes deal puts fizz back in biz

Feb 25, 2010
The Coca-Cola Company is buying the North American bottling operations of Coca-Cola Enterprises in a deal worth $12 billion. Brett Neely reports.
Posted In: Food, Mergers and Acquisitions

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