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    No matter the chatter, no matter the speculation, shares of Time Warner Cable (TWX) and Charter Communications (CHTR)  appear poised to rise. Time Warner Cable (TWX) shares are getting an additional boost following reports that France's Altice ATCEY, hot off its acquisition of Suddenlink, the seventh-largest U.S. cable-TV operator, approached the New York-based Internet-service operator, about a merger.

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    Bond markets were showing support on Thursday for Mexican conglomerate Alfa and Harbour Energy's definitive decision to acquire embattled oil company Pacific Rubiales. The announcement late Wednesday of a firm deal, which still requires 66% shareholder approval, lifted Pacific Rubiales's 5.625% 2025 bonds to 86.00, up from 83.50 on May 14.

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    T-Mobile shares are up 3.10% to $36.30 in morning trading on Thursday after the CEO of Deutsche Telekom's, which holds a 66% stake in the company, said that it would consider merging with any partner that could improve the company's profitability.CEO Tim Hoettges made the comments today at the company's annual shareholders meeting in Cologne, German, perpetuating the global consolidation of the...

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    You know CVS: It's the place you go to buy everything from cold medicine to eye drops and hand sanitizer. The answer is simple: "CVS is a retail pharmacy where you can walk into the store," said Charles Rhyee, an analyst with Cowen in New York.

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    Drugstore operator CVS Health Corp. (CVS) said Thursday that it will acquire pharmacy services provider Omnicare Inc. (OCR) for $12.7 billion.  . The purchase will help CVS expand its ability to provide prescriptions to assisted-living and LTC facilities, serving the rapidly aging American senior patient population. The transaction is one in a series of deals in the pharmacy benefits management sector.

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    CVS Health (CVS) shares are up 1.96% to $103.22 in early market trading on Thursday after the retailer announced the purchase of nursing home pharmacy Omnicare (OCR) in a $12.7 billion deal, furthering CVS' position as the largest U.S. prescription drug retailer.The Woonsocket, RI-based company will pay $98 per share in cash, a 21% premium over the stock's closing price yesterday. Omnicare (OCR) has about 13,000...

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     Investors have been speculating about a potential Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) split since the day the company was formed back in 2010. Stanley Works timed the market well with its $4.5 billion purchase of Black & Decker, bulking up on power tools and construction gear ahead of a rebound in the housing market.

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    The supervisory board of Russian state development bank VEB has approved providing $3 billion in banking guarantees to Novatek to support its Yamal LNG project, the bank's chairman Vladimir Dmitriyev told reporters on Thursday. Dmitriyev said he hoped that under the deal no hard cash would be needed.

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    Warren Buffett's biggest maneuver in the first quarter of the year was, without a doubt, investing $10 billion alongside 3G Capital to orchestrate the merger of H.J. Heinz Co. and Kraft Foods Group (KRFT), Another of major move for Buffett? Buffett is not the only billionaire investor to have made a move that some might find surprising in the first quarter of 2015.

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    Dollar Tree Inc. (DLTR) shares slumped 3.3% in premarket trade Thursday, after the discount retailer reported fiscal first-quarter profit and sales that missed expectations, and provided a downbeat outlook for the current quarter. For the quarter ended May 2, net earnings fell to $69.5 million, or 34 cents a share, from $138.3 million, or 67 cents a share, in the same period a year ago. Excluding non-recurring items, such as acquisition-related costs, adjusted earnings per share came in at...

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    Wireless technology provider Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) said Thursday it has entered accelerated share buyback agreements with two financial institutions for $5 billion of its common stock. The company is funding the deal with the proceeds from a recent debt offering of $10 billion. Shares were up 0.5% in premarket trade, but are down 7% in the year so far, while the S&P 500 has gained 3%.