(Tom Raftery)

Twitter Reportedly Looking To Buy Article-Curating App Flipboard For $1B

If you’re one of the largest social media networks in the world and happen to have $1 billion burning a hole in your pocket, what do you do? If you’re Twitter, you apparently start talks to buy article-sharing app Flipboard. [More]

(Chris Rief)

CVS Buys Nursing Home Pharmacy Chain, Drug Provider OmniCare For $12.7B

CVS plans to spend $12.7 billion to buy pharmacy-service provider Omnicare Inc. in order to gain a larger foothold in the quickly expanding long-term care industry and specialty pharmacy market. [More]

LinkedIn Jumping Into The Education Business (Kind Of) With $1.5B Purchase Of Lynda.com

LinkedIn Jumping Into The Education Business (Kind Of) With $1.5B Purchase Of Lynda.com

Human resources and professional networking site LinkedIn appears to be broadening its horizons by way of a little education. The company announced today that it struck a deal to buy online career-skills education company lynda.com for about $1.5 billion. [More]

(DJHeini)

Amazon Reportedly In Talks To Purchase Luxury Online Retailer Net-A-Porter

Amazon appears to be on the cusp of its largest purchase ever with the potential purchase of luxury online retailer Net-a-Porter. [More]

Maker of Oreos, Ritz Crackers Expands Into Allergen-Free Snacks With Purchase Of Enjoy Life Foods

Maker of Oreos, Ritz Crackers Expands Into Allergen-Free Snacks With Purchase Of Enjoy Life Foods

Mondelez International, the company behind Oreo, Wheat Thins, Honey Maid and hundreds of other brands is adding more than 40 allergen-free snacks to its long roster of treats with the purchase of “free from” company, Enjoy Life Foods. [More]

Krave specializes in gourmet all-natural jerky products.

Hershey Getting Into Meat Snack Business With Purchase Of Jerky Maker Krave, Because Meat

Things that go together in this world: peanut butter and jelly. Fish and chips. Coffee and donuts! Things that do not: sweet, creamy, delicious chocolate treats and… meat. But that last combination is about to become a reality with Hershey Chocolate Company’s purchase of meat snack producer Krave Pure Foods Inc. [More]

Expedia Buys Rival Travel Site Travelocity For $280M

Expedia Buys Rival Travel Site Travelocity For $280M

Expedia Inc. and Travelocity, two of the most prominent online travel agencies, have decided to take their relationship to the next level by way of a $280 million acquisition that paves the way for continued battles with travel site behemoth Priceline. [More]

(Clean Wal-Mart)

PetSmart Sells To Private Investment Firm For $8.7B

Who knew that pet care could be such a lucrative business? Just as the year comes to an end, PetSmart announced it would sell itself for $8.7 billion to a private equity firm, fetching the title of largest private equity deal of 2014. [More]

Walgreens Pays $5.27B For Remaining Half Of UK Drug Store Chain Boots

Walgreens Pays $5.27B For Remaining Half Of UK Drug Store Chain Boots

How much does it cost to buy half of a drug store chain? About $5.27 billion — or at least that’s what Walgreens will pay to acquire the remaining half of British company Alliance Boots, parent company of the Boots chain of retail drug stores.

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Done Deal: Apple Buys Beats For $3B, Fires 200 People

Done Deal: Apple Buys Beats For $3B, Fires 200 People

And then two become one. Apple completed its $3 billion acquisition of Beats Music and Beats Electronics Friday. But about 200 Beats employees are missing out on the celebration, you know, since their jobs are no longer viable. [More]

Tyson Foods Makes A Play For Hillshire Brands With $6.8B Offer

Tyson Foods Makes A Play For Hillshire Brands With $6.8B Offer

There’s a meaty war brewin: just two days after Pilgrim’s Pride made a bid to take over Hillshire Brands, Tyson Foods crashed the party and upped the stakes with a bid of its own. [More]