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UPDATE 1-Carl Icahn withdraws Gannett director nominations

March 2 - USA Today publisher Gannett Co Inc said it had reached an agreement with Carl Icahn resulting in the activist investor withdrawing his nominations to the company's board.

UPDATE 4-Buffett says "no jockeying" between Jain, Abel for top post-CNBC

NEW YORK, March 2 - Warren Buffett, the billionaire chief executive officer and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, told CNBC on Monday that Berkshire executives Ajit Jain and Greg Abel were not angling for the top Berkshire job.

HP to buy Wi-Fi gear maker Aruba Networks for $2.7 bln

March 2 - Hewlett-Packard Co said it would buy Wi-Fi network gear maker Aruba Networks Inc for about $2.7 billion in cash.

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Blackstone's Schwarzman tops 2014 private equity earnings

Feb 27 - Blackstone Group LP Chief Executive Stephen Schwarzman took home $690 million in 2014, more than any other private equity executive, as his firm and the wider industry benefited from the favorable conditions for cashing out on investments.

Canada's Mitel Networks to buy Mavenir Systems for $560 mln

March 2 - Canadian telecom services provider Mitel Networks Corp said it would buy mobile networking software maker Mavenir Systems Inc for $560 million in cash and stock.

UPDATE 1-Rebekah Brooks in talks to return to News Corp - source

LONDON, March 2 - Rebekah Brooks, the former Rupert Murdoch protegee cleared last year of running an illegal campaign to hack into phones for tabloid scoops, is in talks to return to the media conglomerate, a source said on Monday.

RPT-Market Chatter- Corporate finance press digest

March 2 - The following corporate finance-related stories were reported by media:

German stocks - Factors to watch on March 2

FRANKFURT, March 2 - Germany's DAX top-30 index was set to open 0.1 percent lower on Monday, according to premarket data from brokerage Lang & Schwarz at 0707 GMT.

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PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - March 2

March 2 - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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PRESS DIGEST- New York Times business news - March 2

March 2 - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


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.