Mergers and acquisitions

Chip maker Infineon to buy California firm for $3B

  FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German chip maker Infineon Technologies AG says it has agreed to pay $3 billion in cash for California-based International Rectifier, which produces power-management components used in everything from cars to […]

08/20/2014

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2012 file photo, News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch speaks during a forum on The Economics and Politics of Immigration in Boston. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds, File)

Fox bid for Time Warner sparks content merger race

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even though Rupert Murdoch’s $76 billion bid for rival media giant Time Warner Inc. has been rejected, that doesn’t mean how you watch TV shows and movies will stop changing any […]

07/16/2014

Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng Murdoch (AP Photo)

Rejected Fox bid for Time Warner shows growth mood

NEW YORK (AP) — Though rejected, a surprise bid by Rupert Murdoch’s Fox for entertainment rival Time Warner underscores that large media companies are in the mood for major consolidation. Time Warner Inc., which owns […]

07/16/2014

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000, file photo, Priceline.com headquarters is shown, in Norwalk, Conn. Priceline is buying online restaurant reservation company OpenTable for $2.6 billion. The deal should help Priceline, the online travel company, branch out into a new business segment. (AP Photo/Douglas Healey, File)

Priceline buying OpenTable for $2.6 billion

NEW YORK (AP) — Priceline is buying online restaurant reservation company OpenTable for $2.6 billion. The deal should help Priceline, the online travel company, branch out into a new business segment. “Travelers are diners,” said […]

06/13/2014

The Google logo at a store in Hialeah, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Google buying satellite maker Skybox for $500M

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is buying Skybox Imaging in a deal that could serve as a launching pad for the Internet company to send its own fleet of satellites to take aerial pictures and […]

06/10/2014

This file photo combo shows a package of frozen Tyson Chicken Nuggets, left, and a package of Hillshire Farm sausage, in Palo Alto, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Tyson wins bidding war to gobble up Hillshire

NEW YORK (AP) — Tyson Foods Inc. has won a bidding war to gobble up Hillshire Brands, the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages and Ball Park hot dogs. Tyson had been vying with rival poultry […]

06/09/2014

In this Nov. 12, 2010, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, right, sits with his wife Shelly during the Clippers NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Attorney: Donald Sterling agrees to sell Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Sterling is leaving without a fight. He is dropping his plans to sue the NBA, leaving only approval by the league’s owners for Steve Ballmer to become the new owner […]

06/04/2014

This combo made from file photos shows the AT&T logo on the side of a corporate office in Springfield, Ill., left, and a DirecTV satellite dish atop a home in Los Angeles. (AP Photo)

AT&T says DirecTV deal would let it build fiber

NEW YORK (AP) — In an attempt to curry favor with regulators, AT&T Inc. said Tuesday that if it’s allowed to buy satellite broadcaster DirecTV, it will be able to afford an expansion of fiber […]

06/03/2014

FILE - In this May 9, 2014 file photo, Beats Audio equipment is arranged for a photo next to an Apple laptop at Best Buy in Boston. Apple announced Wednesday, May 28, 2014, that it is acquiring Beats Electronics for $3 billion. Beats, the headphone and music streaming specialist, also brings the swagger of rapper Dr. Dre and recording impresario Jimmy Iovine. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

5 things to know about Apple’s duet with Beats

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook looked like he wanted to dance Wednesday as he discussed his company’s $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics. The deal, by far the most expensive in Apple’s […]

05/29/2014

Apple is orchestrating a $3.2 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

Apple seeks to regain cool with $3B Beats buy

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple is striking a new chord with a $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, a headphone and music streaming specialist that also brings the swagger of rapper Dr. Dre and recording […]

05/28/2014

This combo made from file photos shows the AT&T logo on the side of a corporate office in Springfield, Ill., left, and a DirecTV satellite dish atop a home in Los Angeles. (AP Photo)

AT&T eyes football in DirecTV buy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of the hidden benefits of AT&T’s $48.5 billion planned purchase of DirecTV is that it raises the possibility of making DirecTV’s programming crown jewel, NFL Sunday Ticket, more broadly available […]

05/19/2014

Google mousepad (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Google buys corporate mobile-device manager Divide

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has bought Divide, a startup that helps companies manage the mobile devices that employees are increasingly relying upon to get their work done. Financial terms of the acquisition announced Monday […]

05/19/2014

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