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Walgreens completed second step with Alliance Boots
WalgreensAugust 7, 2014 ET
Walgreens has exercised its option to complete the second step of its strategic transaction with Alliance Boots GmbH ahead of the original option period, which was between February and August 2015.
NorthStar Realty Finance to buy Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II
NorthStar Realty FinanceAugust 7, 2014 ET
NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. and Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II, Inc. announced that the boards of both companies have unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement under which NorthStar Realty will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Griffin-American in a stock and cash transaction valued at $4 billion.
Cerner to buy Siemens Health Services
Cerner CorporationAugust 7, 2014 ET
Cerner Corporation and Siemens AG signed a definitive agreement for Cerner to acquire the assets of Siemens' health information technology business unit, Siemens Health Services, for $1.3 billion in cash.
Philips and Accenture develop software for Lou Gehrig's disease
Lou GehrigAugust 6, 2014 ET
Royal Philips and Accenture have developed proof of concept software connecting a wearable display to Emotiv Insight Brainware that could ultimately give more independence to patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Apple and Samsung to stop spending money in vain
Apple and SamsungAugust 6, 2014 ET
Apple and Samsung Electronics said in a joint statement they have agreed to drop all suits against each other in countries outside the U.S.
Lukoil sells off gas stations to Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic
LukoilAugust 6, 2014 ET
Lukoil is going to sell a network of gas stations across the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary as it continues to slim down assets in Central Europe.
OMV conducting intensive research on hydrogen
OMVAugust 6, 2014 ET
OMV is preparing for future transport trends. In the coming years hydrogen is set to be an important alternative for drivers and car manufacturers.
Gannett to create two companies
GannettAugust 6, 2014 ET
Gannett Co., Inc. announced its plan to create two publicly traded companies with scale: one exclusively focused on its broadcasting and digital businesses, and the other on its publishing business.
21st Century Fox abandons Time Warner takeover bid
Rupert MurdochAugust 6, 2014 ET
Twenty-First Century Fox decided to pull its $80 billion offer to buy Time Warner, abandoning plans to create one of the world's largest media companies.
Meyer Werft joins forces with STX Finland
Meyer WerftAugust 6, 2014 ET
Meyer Werft joined forces with the STX Finland shipyard in Turku. Following weeks of negotiations the Finnish Government and Meyer Werft signed a share purchase agreement with the current owner STX Europe.
Procter & Gamble to dump about 90 of its smaller brands
Procter GambleAugust 6, 2014 ET
Procter & Gamble is to sell about 90 of its smaller brands in a move should help the company consolidate its resources to concentrate on making its existing brands even stronger in the Chinese market.
Codelco to get $4 billion from Chile
CodelcoAugust 6, 2014 ET
The country's state owned mining company Codelco of Chile will receive a $4 billion investment over the next five years, the government announced, following the board's unanimous vote to appoint Nelson Pizarro as the new head of the company.

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