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    Bazaarvoice's (BV) $9 million acquisition of FeedMagnet may help the online customer review network expand its services to social media such as Instagram, Pintrest, Facebook (FB), and Twitter, The deal also marks a new strategy for Bazaarvoice (BV) after the Department of Justice fought the company's acquisition of competitor PowerReviews.

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    NEW YORK-- Cereal maker Post Holdings Inc. could announce a $2.5 billion deal for food processor Michael Foods Group Inc. as soon as Thursday, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Minnesota-based Michael Food, whose biggest line of foods involves eggs, is being sold by a private-equity firm. Post shares are up 4.2% Wednesday, jumping after the Wall Street Journal report.

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    German carmaker Daimler and U.K. enginea maker Rolls-Royce Holdings on Wednesday, April 16, said they had agreed that Daimler's 50% stake in their joint venture diesel engine maker should be valued at ¿2.43 billion.

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     Agnico Eagle Mines  is sliding on Wednesday after announcing it has agreed to acquire Osisko Mining (OSKFF) in partnership with Yamana Gold (AUY), By late morning, shares had taken off 6.8% to $28.43. Yamana Gold (AUY) had slid 4.3% to $8.02. In a joint statement, the companies said they would offer C$3.9 billion, or C$8.15 a share, for the Montreal-based mining company.

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     Zalicus  soared Wednesday after the biopharmaceutical company announced it would merge with Epirus Biopharmaceuticals. After the all-stock transaction closes, Zalicus (ZLCS) will be known as Epirus and will operate under the latter company's management team led by Amit Munshi as president and CEO.

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    At-home soda maker Sodastream International (SODA) is in early talks to sell a stake of up to 16 percent to a strategic entity, Israeli financial news daily Calcalist reported on its website. U.S. shares of Sodastream (SODA) rose as much as 12 percent to $42.25 on Wednesday after the website identified PepsiCo Inc (PEP), Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) or Starbucks Co as the potential investors in the Israel-based company.

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    Investors are buzzing about SodaStream (SODA) and which beverage maker may buy a portion of the company. The stock was among the most discussed tickers on StockTwits.com Wednesday morning after an Israeli business newspaper reported that Israel-based SodaStream (SODA) is discussing selling up to a 16% stake in the company to an unnamed buyer.

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    Refiner LyondellBasell said it had pulled out of talks to sell its Berre refinery in southeastern France to Monaco-based Sotragem, adding that the bid offered no guarantee that the mothballed site would restart.

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    Shares of Johnson Controls Inc.  are up 1.83% to $46.81 after the industrial company today announced it reached a definitive agreement with the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to acquire its Air Distribution Technologies business for about $1.6 billion.

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    The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1330 GMT on Wednesday: ** Twitter Inc said on Tuesday that it bought social data provider Gnip for an undisclosed amount, signaling that it would take on a new role of packaging and selling data, a service in demand by business and government.

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    At-home soda leader SodaStream International (SODA) is in early talks to sell a 10 to 16 percent stake in the company to a large strategic entity, the Calcalist financial news website reported on Wednesday. The talks involve a company valuation for SodaStream (SODA) of $1.1 billion, Calcalist said, noting that there are still differences between the parties over the type of deal that would be carried out.

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    * Foreigners buy C$6.08 bln in Canadian securities. * Sold C$4.28 bln in December, bought C$1.22 bln in January. * Bought C$2.18 bln bonds, led by fed govt business enterprises. * Buy C$2.33 bln in money market paper but sell fed govt paper. * Canadians buy C$6.03 bln in foreign securities.