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eBay could benefit from Skype IPO

Apr 15, 2009
Today eBay says it plans to spin off Skype through an IPO. Although it's enjoyed healthy profits, eBay has struggled to include Skype in its business model. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard.
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Will merger of homebuilders help?

Apr 8, 2009
Housing company stocks soared after two home building giants announced a merger. But the housing market is still struggling in the short run. So is the money being spent worth it? Mitchell Hartman reports.
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IBM, Sun Microsystems cold on deal

Apr 6, 2009
The potential multibillion-dollar deal between IBM and Sun Microsystems may have been put on ice because of a disagreement between the companies' board of directors. Steve Henn reports who went cold in the deal.
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Broken Coke deal sign of protectionism

Mar 18, 2009
Regulators in China have denied Coca-Cola's plan to buy a Chinese juice company. Dan Grech reports the broken deal may signal rising protectionism in China and worldwide.
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Sun Microsystems, IBM talking merger

Mar 18, 2009
Sun Microsystems and IBM are reportedly in talks over a potential $6.5 billion merger deal. Janet Babin explores what the two tech companies have in common and how the deal could help Sun Microsystems gain an edge over competition.
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Tyson Foods partners to feed your pet

Mar 17, 2009
People are cutting back on a lot of things in this downturn, but not on pet needs. That may be one reason why meat producer Tyson Foods is partnering with Freshpet to enter the pet food business. Caitlan Carroll reports.
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Pharmaceuticals go on buyout binge

Mar 12, 2009
Swiss drug maker Roche is acquiring U.S. biotech giant Genentech in a $47 billion deal. Sam Eaton reports on the latest example of a pharmaceutical company buying out a competitor to boost its product line.
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Merck, Schering-Plough plan merger

Mar 9, 2009
Drug makers Merck and Schering-Plough will join forces under Merck's name in a deal worth $41 billion in cash and stock. Steve Chiotakis talks to Ashley Milne-Tyte about how both companies stand to benefit from the deal.
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Music industry juggernauts may merge

Feb 4, 2009
If reported merger talks between Live Nation and Ticketmaster come to fruition, the new company could centralize power in the music industry and potentially drown out competition. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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Pfizer strikes deal to buy Wyeth

Jan 26, 2009
Pfizer announced a deal this morning to buy Wyeth for more than $68 billion, which it will do with the help of bailed-out banks. What does this say about the lending health of these banks? Steve Henn reports.
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