14 major mergers and buyouts of 2014

After just two months, 2014 has proved to be a big year for mergers and acquisitions. One company in particular is gobbling up businesses like Pac-Man.

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Mar 5, 2014 11:21PM
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Ain't no organic growth in Obamanomics

Mar 5, 2014 9:08PM
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The most important thing to remember about mergers and acquisitions is-- history. We have way too many BIG and Administrative platforms and NO performance or enterprise businesses. In a nutshell, the bigger they get without an economy or hiring at family-sustaining wages, the less likely these BIG will survive themselves. Zero platforms function without QE, making M&A an exercise in futility. There needs to be whole-scale investigation into the banksters that underwrite these messes.  
Mar 9, 2014 1:35PM
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It looks like a top merger of 2014 might be Crimea and Russia.  And, it seems a buyout of Mr. Putin isn't likely.  He does not seem impressed with the wide open views of the tonsils of Obummer and Johnny Boy.  They remind me of a freshly hatched nest of little birds with their mouths wide open waiting for their mommy to bring them a worm.  The biggest difference in Obummer and Johnny Boy and the little birds is the little birds are cute and fun to look at!

Mar 9, 2014 7:50PM
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Seems Google can't get enough, could be bad news....
Mar 5, 2014 9:18PM
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Will all the traders, investors and groups give all their profit-taking monies back when Russia takes over the Ukraine tomorrow?

You have game tokens. No matter how many you put in the Wall Street Arcade, not one will stop the world from ridding itself of financial tyranny.

Mar 6, 2014 1:22PM
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Everything is fixed to the advantage of the rich and powerful.........and tabs are being kept on you by Facebook and the like.
Apr 9, 2014 8:40PM
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Cannot believe that the Life Technologies and Thermoscientific merger was not on the list. that was a 13.6 Billion dollar deal. But it seems this was just focused on Google/amazon/apple.  
Mar 9, 2014 8:16PM
Mar 9, 2014 12:07PM
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Congrats Google, but how about a kill switch when your expensive phone is being held till its claimed?
Mar 9, 2014 11:18AM
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As usual, old news combined to create a new article about the same old companies...there were so many others...how about all the news in the energy sector?
Mar 5, 2014 9:09PM
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SPEAKING OF JOKES... when fake money can keep dead businesses no one goes to- alive... it is time to close the banks, end the Federal Reserve and get RID of Wall Street. FAILURE- straight ahead.
J.C. Penney, long one of America's top retailers, is now on the skids. When did you last shop at a J.C. Penney?

3% I shop there once a week. 

17% I shop there once a month.
28% It's been six months to a year.
37% It's been more than a year.
15% Are those still around?

It's a retailer fully kept alive by the market in a country fully ruined by Wall Street, the Fed and its banksters. WHEN do we re-establish those gas chambers and rid ourselves of pariah?



Mar 6, 2014 11:11AM
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I just reread the history of destroying the largest producing companies under the [false] allegations that they were "monopolies" throughout the decades.  It really does make one question the competency of the 'fedrl gubmnt.'  Creating more monopolies?
Mar 6, 2014 2:34PM
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Fewer Obama career jobs. But say berry where's all the outrage?  Maybe that's why you entered this office with 600K and are now worth what 7 million plus?
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