July 4 (Reuters) - The following corporate finance-related stories were reported by the media on Thursday:
* Stephen Feinberg has scrapped a bid for the maker of the Bushmaster rifle, which his private equity firm, Cerberus Capital Management LP, put up for a sale after one of its guns was used in the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting in December, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
* The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday approved the merger of Sprint Nextel Corp and SoftBank Corp, sources familiar with the situation said, clearing the very last hurdle in the Japanese company’s drawn-out battle to take control of the No. 3 U.S. wireless provider.
* Stadium food vendor Aramark Corp is preparing to return to the public markets with an initial public offering, The Wall Street Journal reported, quoting people familiar with the company’s thinking. ()