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UPDATE 1-Comcast, Time Warner Cable to meet U.S. Justice Dept officials over merger-WSJ

April 18 - Representatives of Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc are preparing to meet U.S. Department of Justice officials to discuss competition concerns raised by the planned $45 billion merger of the two cable giants, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday.

Sat, Apr 18 2015

Comcast, Time Warner Cable to meet U.S. Justice Dept officials over merger-WSJ

April 18 - Representatives of Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc are preparing to meet officials from the U.S. Department of Justice for talks on the planned merger of the two cable giants, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday.

Fri, Apr 17 2015

UPDATE 2-Raytheon to acquire Websense for $1.9 billion -sources

April 17 - U.S. arms maker Raytheon Co has agreed to buy Websense Inc from private equity firm Vista Equity Partners LLC, in a deal that values the network security company at $1.9 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.

Raytheon to acquire Websense for $1.9 billion -sources

April 17 - U.S. arms maker Raytheon Co has agreed to buy Websense Inc from private equity firm Vista Equity Partners LLC, in a deal that values the network security company at $1.9 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.

UPDATE 1-America Movil shareholders approve tower spin-off plan

MEXICO CITY, April 17 - Shareholders in Mexico's America Movil on Friday approved a plan to spin off around 10,800 cell towers into a new company, Telesites, that will open up their use to competitors, the company said in a statement.

America Movil shareholders approve tower spin-off plan

MEXICO CITY, April 17 - Shareholders in Mexico's America Movil on Friday approved a plan to spin off around 10,800 cell towers into a new company, Telesites, that will open up their use to competitors, a person familiar with the matter said.

Time Warner Cable says no basis for DOJ to block Comcast deal

April 17 - Time Warner Cable said on Friday it has been working productively with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission and believes there is no basis for the DOJ to block the Comcast Corp deal. (Reporting by Jennifer Saba in New York; Editing by Chris Reese)

Antitrust lawyers against Comcast-Time Warner deal - Bloomberg

April 17 - Staff attorneys at the Justice Department's antitrust division are nearing a recommendation to block the proposed $45 billion merger of Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Symantec CEO says pressing ahead with Veritas spin-off

April 16 - Software security and storage provider Symantec is moving ahead with its plans to split into two publicly traded companies by January, a move that it views as more tax-efficient than a sale of one of its units, top executives said this week.

M&A, Markets, Technology, Stocks 17 Apr 2015

Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

April 17 - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1300 GMT on Friday:

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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.