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Hershey rejects $23 billion Mondelez takeover offer

Hershey Co said on Thursday it had rejected a $23 billion preliminary offer by Mondelez International Inc that would seek to expand the latter's limited U.S. footprint and create the world's largest confectioner.


Film studio Lionsgate to buy Starz for $4.4 billion

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp , the film studio behind the Hunger Games movies, said Thursday it would buy premium television network Starz for $4.4 billion in cash and stock, in a deal that would unite two media companies with ties to cable mogul John Malone.

Indonesian group to buy copper-gold mine for $2.6 billion

JAKARTA/TORONTO An Indonesian investor group consisting of oil and gas tycoon Arifin Panigoro and banker Agus Projosasmito will spend $2.6 billion to buy 82.2 percent of Newmont Nusa Tenggara (NNT), which operates Indonesia's second-biggest copper and gold mine.


Dick's set to win auction for Sports Authority brand: sources

Dick's Sporting Goods Inc , the largest U.S. sporting goods retailer, is set to win the auction for the intellectual property of bankrupt competitor Sports Authority with a bid of $15 million, according to people familiar with the matter.

News Corp bolsters UK soccer line-up with talkSPORT deal

LONDON Rupert Murdoch's News Corp has agreed to buy the owner of Britain's talkSPORT in a $292 million deal that unites The Sun newspaper's sports coverage with the commercial radio network that broadcasts Premier League and FA Cup soccer.


Hertz signs rental deals with Uber and Lyft

Hertz Global Holdings Inc said it has reached deals with the two largest U.S. ride-hailing companies, Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] and Lyft Inc, to rent cars to their drivers.

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