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Viacom climbs amid reports merger talks with CBS are heating up

Viacom shares rose on Wednesday after a report from the Wall Street Journal said CBS is expected to make an offer for the company.
JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon

JPMorgan retakes the crown as Wall Street’s top dealmaker

JPMorgan retakes the crown as the leading merger advisor. Its rival Goldman Sachs was in second place.
Auris makes a product called Monarch, a controller operated robotic camera that gives doctors a view inside the body to help with lung cancer diagnosis.

Johnson & Johnson is buying a Silicon Valley surgical-robotics startup for $3.4 billion

J&J is bulking up on its surgical-robotics presence with the $3.4 billion deal for Auris Health.
A woman walks by a BB&T bank branch in Washington.

BB&T and SunTrust are joining forces in a $66 billion deal that’ll create the US’s 6th largest bank

SunTrust Banks and BB&T have agreed to a $66 billion merger that will create the sixth-largest US bank.

NXP Semiconductors spikes as China reconsiders Qualcomm’s $44 billion bid

NXP Semiconductors NV is rising after a report that China will restart its review of Qualcomm's $44 billion bid for the semiconductor company. The proposed acquisition had been put on hold previously due to uncertain trade conditions between the US and China.

21st Century Fox is rallying as Comcast looks to swoop in on Disney’s bid for its assets

21st Century Fox rises nearly 2% after Reuters reported Comcast may try to outbid Disney to acquire some of 21st Century Fox's assets. Comcast is said to be speaking to investment banks for help financing a cash-deal that will overtake Disney's current $52 billion offer.
NFL replacement Field Judge Shannon Eastin blows her whistle after throwing a penalty flag during the first half of the NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and St. Louis Rams in Detroit, Michigan September 9, 2012.

The biggest healthcare mergers of the year shouldn’t happen — period

OPINION: Neither CVS nor Express Scripts should get to make any moves before we know what's really going on inside the business of a pharmacy benefit manager.

Rite Aid gains after Albertsons agrees to the buy the drugstore chain

The private-held Albertsons announced that it will acquire Rite Aid in a cash and stock deal.
Michael Dell

CONFIRMED: Michael Dell really is thinking about going public again, maybe through a ‘merger’ with VMware

VMware told its shareholders in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that Dell Technologies, which owns 82%, was thinking about a merger.