Mergers and acquisitions

Cars enter and leave Fox Studios, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. Disney has closed its $71 acquisition of Fox’s entertainment business on Wednesday, March 20, in a move set to shake up the media landscape. The closure paves the way for Disney to launch its streaming service, Disney Plus, due out later this year. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
March 20, 2019 - 12:30 am
Disney has closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment business, putting "Cinderella," ''The Simpsons," ''Star Wars" and "Spider-Man" under one corporate roof. The deal is likely to shake up the media landscape. Among other things, it paves the way for Disney to launch its streaming...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 16, 2013, file photo, an ATM is displayed at a Wells Fargo bank, in Atlanta. Fidelity National Information Services is buying Worldpay for about $35 billion with financial transactions increasingly move online. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
March 18, 2019 - 4:24 pm
Fidelity National Information Services is buying Worldpay for about $35 billion to combine forces as financial transactions increasingly move online. The payment service industry works behind the scenes to help complete the process for purchases. It was a simpler exercise when those transactions...
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Headquarters of Deutsche Bank, left, and Commerzbank are seen in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, March 18, 2019. Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank begin talks on a possible merger. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
March 18, 2019 - 8:53 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Shares in Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank rose on Monday after the two said they were in merger talks, but that didn't stop people from questioning what a merger would accomplish. Deutsche Bank, Germany's biggest bank, and Commerzbank announced Sunday they would discuss a...
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File-Picture taken March 11, 2019 shows the head offices of Deutsche Bank, left, and Commerzbank, right. (Arne Dedert/dpa via AP)
March 17, 2019 - 9:11 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's biggest bank, Deutsche Bank, and domestic rival Commerzbank have decided to open talks on a possible merger, the lenders said Sunday in an announcement that followed months of speculation about a combination. Commerzbank said in a one-sentence statement that the banks "have...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2006 file photo, a close-up of the chest patch of a worker at Barrick's Ruby Hill Mine, outside Eureka, Nev., is shown. Barrick Gold is dropping its takeover bid for Newmont Mining, as the gold companies instead form a joint venture to combine their Nevada mining operations. Last month Barrick Gold Corp. offered to acquire Newmont Mining Corp. for about $18 billion in stock. The joint venture will include the companies' assets and reserves in Nevada. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac, File)
March 11, 2019 - 9:24 am
ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Barrick Gold is dropping its takeover bid for Newmont Mining, as the gold companies instead form a joint venture to combine their Nevada mining operations. Last month Barrick Gold Corp. offered to acquire Newmont Mining Corp. for about $18 billion in stock. The joint venture will...
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March 11, 2019 - 8:22 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Shares in Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank have risen after news reports that Deutsche Bank's top management has agreed to hold preliminary talks about a possible merger. Shares in Deutsche Bank traded up 2.2 percent in midday trading Monday while Commerzbank was up 3.9...
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The Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees stand for their national anthems before a spring training baseball game, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 08, 2019 - 3:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees are buying back the YES Network, partnering with Amazon in a deal that will give the company the right to stream games in the team's broadcast territory. The deal for the team's parent company to purchase 80 percent of the network from The Walt Disney Co. values...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2017 file photo, Robert Greenblatt poses in the press room at the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame Awards 27th Anniversary Gala in New York. WarnerMedia is hiring former NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt as chairman of its entertainment and direct-to-consumer divisions in a reorganization (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
March 04, 2019 - 2:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Now that AT&T's $81 billion takeover of Time Warner is a done deal , the company is reorganizing its TV and movie businesses to emphasize streaming rather than cable TV networks. AT&T is bringing in a new executive as longtime HBO and Turner chiefs leave. It's also...
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March 02, 2019 - 7:42 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official IRNA news agency says the Central Bank has merged four banks and a credit union to reform the country's banking system and financial markets. The Saturday report announced the merger of Ansar, Mehr-e Eghtesad, affiliated with powerful Revolutionary Guard,...
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February 28, 2019 - 8:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO's longtime chief executive is leaving the cable channel, less than a year after AT&T acquired HBO's parent company. In a memo to HBO staffers Thursday, Richard Plepler said it was the right time for him to leave. The memo was obtained by The Associated Press. During...
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