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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.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, Science

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.
Posted In: Health, Mergers and Acquisitions

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.
Posted In: Health, Investing, Mergers and Acquisitions

Sovereign wealth funds suffering

Jan 23, 2009
Dubai investors who bought Barneys New York less than two years ago now want to put it up for sale. Sovereign wealth funds like Dubai's were once huge sources of cash for U.S. companies. But that's starting to change. Sam Eaton reports.
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Pfizer may want to swallow Wyeth

Jan 23, 2009
Reports out this morning say mega pharmaceutical company Pfizer is in talks to buy competitor Wyeth in a potential $60 billion deal. Pfizer may be considering the move because it's running out of options. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
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Chrysler and Fiat join forces

Jan 20, 2009
Chrysler and Italian carmaker Fiat have announced a partnership, but Fiat won't be helping by injecting the Detroit automaker with cash. Steve Chiotakis talks to Ashley Milne-Tyte, who is following the story.
Posted In: Auto, Mergers and Acquisitions

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