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Disney, Marvel form new league

Aug 31, 2009
Disney is paying a healthy $4 billion for Marvel Entertainment. Where will Disney see payback? Bill Radke marvels at the deal with marketing professor Ken Wilbur, who explains why this could indicate a change-up in Disney's strategy.
Posted In: Entertainment, Mergers and Acquisitions

Impact of P&G selling off its drug unit

Aug 24, 2009
Retail analyst Marshall Cohen talks with Bill Radke about why Procter & Gamble has sold its prescription drug unit to Irish drug company Warner Chilcott. And health care strategist Les Funtleyder weighs in on what the deal means for the future of the drug industry.
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Merger won't insure united workforce

Jul 30, 2009
Once the ink dries on a new merger, some companies find uniting their workforces is a different matter entirely. Many such financial institutions are dealing with culture clashes amidst employees. Amy Scott reports.
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Who gets what in Microsoft-Yahoo deal

Jul 29, 2009
Microsoft and Yahoo have announced a new deal that will comprise roughly 30% of global search traffic. Both companies hope to grab a bigger piece of online advertising. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, Science

How Bing will take on Google

Jul 29, 2009
The Microsoft/Yahoo deal would span 10 years and target Google's online searches and advertising. Bill Radke talks to Ina Fried of CNET, who explains the potential competitive advantages and who will do what in the partnership.
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Yahoo, Microsoft zeroing in on deal

Jul 29, 2009
Further details are expected today on a deal between Microsoft and Yahoo. The search engine would sell advertising on its sites using Microsoft technology. Steve Chiotakis gets breaking info from tech blogger Kara Swisher.
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Bernanke claims no pressure in merger

Jun 25, 2009
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is answering tough questions in Congress on his role in the Bank of America/Merrill Lynch merger. Bill Radke gets the latest from Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson.
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Web site sale reflects media trend

Jun 24, 2009
Entertainment reporter Nikki Finke is selling her Web Site, Deadline Hollywood Daily. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports this is the latest move in the media industry's shuffle online.
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Xstrata's merger prospects appear dim

Jun 22, 2009
U.K.-listed mining company Xstrata wants to win a merger with South African giant Anglo American, but the company feels it's in better financial shape than its suitor. Stephen Beard assesses the situation.
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Meet the world's biggest asset manager

Jun 12, 2009
U.S. investment firm BlackRock will buy Barclays Global Investors, becoming the world's largest money manager. The combined company will control $2.7 trillion in assets. Amy Scott reports on why you may not have heard about the firm.
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