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BRIEF-Carmike Cinemas says AMC Entertainment provided notice to extend end date of merger agreement

* Carmike Cinemas Inc - on December 2, AMC Entertainment provided written notice to extend 'end date' of merger agreement to March 6, 2017 -sec filing Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

BRIEF-B&G Foods acquires Victoria Fine Foods for $70 mln

* B&G Foods Inc - deal accretive to earnings per share and free cash flow

Markets, Stocks 4:14pm EST

BRIEF-Sirius approaches Pandora's board with renewed takeover interest- BBG

* Sirius XM Chairman Maffei recently approached Pandora board to express renewed takeover interest; approach didn't include price for Pandora- Bloomberg Source text : http://bloom.bg/2gWiyhu Further company coverage:

Technology, Stocks, Markets 4:10pm EST

Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

Dec 2 The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Friday:

BRIEF-Alpine Associates Management intends to vote against Privatebancorp's proposed acquisition by CIBC

* Alpine Associates Management Inc- intends to vote against Privatebancorp's proposed stock and cash acquisition by CIBC

Stocks, Markets, Financials 2:48pm EST

BRIEF-Acetylon Pharmaceuticals entered into an agreement to be acquired by Celgene Corporation

* Acetylon Pharmaceuticals -Regenacy Pharmaceuticals to be launched by Acetylon Pharmaceuticals and Celgene Corporation agrees to complete acquisition of acetylon

Stocks, Markets, Healthcare 2:46pm EST

Actelion's silence has hedge funds betting big on J&J deal

ZURICH, Dec 2 Actelion's silence speaks volumes to the dozens of event-driven hedge funds piling into the Swiss biotech firm, betting that Johnson & Johnson's (J&J) approach will result in an outright takeover and handsome returns.

UPDATE 1-Investor Cuban to testify at Senate hearing on AT&T-Time Warner deal

WASHINGTON, Dec 2 Billionaire investor Mark Cuban will be among the witnesses scheduled to testify at a U.S. Senate Judiciary panel hearing on Dec. 7 on AT&T Inc's proposed $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc .

UPDATE 1-Brazil's Braskem shares jump as deal in graft probe seen imminent

SAO PAULO, Dec 2 Shares in Braskem SA soared 10 percent in their biggest intraday gain in more than two months on Friday after Latin America's largest petrochemical firm said it is in advanced talks with authorities in Brazil and the United States for a leniency agreement related to a massive corruption scandal.

Investor Cuban to testify at Senate hearing on AT&T-Time Warner deal

WASHINGTON, Dec 2 Billionaire investor Mark Cuban will be among the witnesses scheduled to testify at a U.S. Senate Judiciary panel hearing on Dec. 7 on AT&T Inc's proposed $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc , a committee spokesman said Friday.

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