Walmart in early talks to buy the health insurer Humana

Mar 30, 2018
"Everybody in health care is in a battle with everybody else in health care ..."
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Keurig and Dr Pepper aim for smooth, sweet merger

Jan 29, 2018
Keurig Green Mountain, the single-serve coffee pod maker, announced today that it will be merging with Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a deal worth an estimated $20 billion. Merging the hot and cold beverage brands will give a big boost…

Deals like Amazon-Whole Foods are a "new territory" for the Federal Trade Commission

Aug 24, 2017
The Amazon-Whole Foods deal is shaking up the retail industry.
A view of a Whole Foods market in New York.

What corporate bankruptcy can teach us about morality

Jun 27, 2017
'The Wisdom of Finance' aims to discover the humanity at the heart of high finance.
Greek tragedies — like that of, say, Orestes — can teach us a lot about bankruptcy.
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Judge blocks Aetna merger with Humana

Jan 24, 2017
A federal judge also says Aetna misled the public on its reasons for withdrawing from Obamacare in some states.

The $34 billion deal from two companies you’ve likely never heard of

Oct 31, 2016
There's another telecommunications deal that could affect the way you go online.
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What does GE's deal with Baker Hughes mean for the oil industry?

Oct 31, 2016
General Electric wants to combine its oilfield services with a bigger competitor.
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The American-U.S. Airways merger drags on

Sep 30, 2016
The combined airline will merge key IT systems this weekend.
An American Airlines plane is seen on the tarmac at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

The latest bumper crop in agriculture: mergers

Sep 14, 2016
Bayer AG and Monsanto are the latest agribusiness giants tying the knot.
The German company Bayer AG is buying Monsanto in a deal worth about $66 billion, including debt.


Two fertilizer giants merge to spur their growth

Sep 12, 2016
The Canadian companies would form the world's largest crop-nutrient supplier.
While the Potash-Agrium merger is expected to save $500 million annually, some warn of potentially negative consequences for farmers, like paying more for their potash.
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