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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

Sears plans to franchise auto centers

Feb 18, 2010
Sears has been working on ways to extend its most popular brands outside its stores. It plans to market Die Hard batteries through other retailers and will franchise its Sears Auto Centers. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Auto, Mergers and Acquisitions

Keeping global beer biz in the heartland

Feb 16, 2010
After nearly a year and a half under new Belgian owners, North American beer conglomerate AB-InBev has no plans to leave its St. Louis headquarters. Adam Allington explores the pros and cons of that decision.
Posted In: Food, Mergers and Acquisitions

NBC to viewers: Speak now or never

Feb 10, 2010
Over the next few weeks, NBC will be airing an announcement on the proposed merger between media giants NBC Universal and Comcast. The public has about a month to raise objections to the deal. Why should they care? Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Mergers and Acquisitions

Areva buys Ausra for solar power-up

Feb 9, 2010
French nuclear power giant Areva is buying Ausra, a Silicon Valley solar start-up, with hopes of dominating the solar thermal power market. Sarah Gardner explains who gets what out of the deal and why Areva might be looked at as a French GE.
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Brits bitter over Cadbury takeover

Jan 20, 2010
For the British, Cadbury is almost as strong a part of the culture as Shakespeare, so a takeover by an American company hits hard. Christopher Werth gauges reactions from the general British public.
Posted In: Food, Mergers and Acquisitions

Cadbury descendant opposes Kraft deal

Jan 19, 2010
George Cadbury's great-granddaughter, Felicity Loudon, is vehemently opposed to Kraft's takeover of the iconic British chocolatier. Bill Radke talks to Loudon about her next move in the face of Cadbury's shareholders.
Posted In: Food, Mergers and Acquisitions

Cadbury accepts Kraft's sweetened bid

Jan 19, 2010
British confectioner Cadbury has accepted U.S. food maker Kraft's new takeover bid, which sets the bar a few billion dollars higher. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard about how Brits are responding to the change of heart.
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Britain weighs in on Kraft-Cadbury bid

Jan 14, 2010
Britain's business minister will be meeting with financial figures to take a closer look at Kraft's unwanted takeover offer for Cadbury. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard about the government's perspective on the bid.
Posted In: Food, Mergers and Acquisitions

Are beer mergers a good brew for biz?

Jan 11, 2010
Dutch brewer Heineken is set to buy the beer business of Mexico's FEMSA for $7.6 billion. How is the recent wave of beer mergers affecting the little guy? Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Food, Mergers and Acquisitions

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