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Yahoo buys fashion website Polyvore

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- Yahoo Inc said on Friday it agreed to buy fashion start-up Polyvore to help drive traffic and strengthen its mobile and social offerings.

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UPS bolsters full-truckload business with $1.8 billion deal 31 Jul 2015

- United Parcel Service Inc said it would buy Coyote Logistics from private equity firm Warburg Pincus for $1.8 billion to expand its full-truckload services, the latest deal in a rapidly consolidating logistics industry.

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EU opens in-depth inquiry into Fedex's planned takeover of TNT 31 Jul 2015

BRUSSELS - The European Commission said on Friday it had opened an in-depth investigation into Fedex's proposed 4.4 billion euro ($4.9 billion) takeover of Dutch rival TNT Express .

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Shareholders hint at shake-up of missile maker MBDA 31 Jul 2015

PARIS/MILAN - European missile maker MBDA edged towards its biggest shake-up in over a decade on Friday as Airbus Group signaled interest in expanding its share, while Italy's Finmeccanica said it would be open to selling its stake.

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Analysts forecast $367 million pound H1 pretax profit for takeover target RSA 31 Jul 2015

LONDON, - British insurer RSA , the focus of a possible takeover bid by rival Zurich Insurance , is expected to post a pretax profit of 235 million pounds ($367 million) for the first half of 2015, according to a poll of analysts supplied by RSA on Friday.

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HSBC close to $4 billion sale of Brazilian unit: FT 31 Jul 2015

- HSBC Holdings Plc is nearing a sale of its Brazilian unit to Banco Bradesco SA for close to $4 billion, FT reported, citing people familiar with the talks.

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Berry Plastics to buy Blackstone-owned Avintiv for $2.45 billion 31 Jul 2015

- Plastic packaging products maker Berry Plastics Group Inc said it would buy Avintiv Inc, which makes materials used in products ranging from diapers to disinfectant wipes, for about $2.45 billion in cash from Blackstone Group LP .

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IEnova to buy Pemex stake in pipeline joint venture for $1.325 billion 31 Jul 2015

MEXICO CITY - Mexican energy infrastructure firm IEnova, a unit of U.S.-based Sempra Energy , said on Friday it will buy out the 50 percent stake in the pipeline company Gasoductos de Chihuahua owned by Mexican state-run oil company Pemex [PEMX.UL].

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Healthcare deals lift July to 7th busiest M&A month on record 31 Jul 2015

LONDON - A surge of takeover activity involving healthcare, financial and retail companies lifted the value of deals in July over $430 billion, making it the seventh-busiest mergers and acquisition month on record, Thomson Reuters data showed.

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WPP, Providence to buy Chime in sports marketing push 31 Jul 2015

- WPP Plc , the world's largest advertising group by revenue, has teamed up with U.S. buyout firm Providence Equity Partners LLC to buy Chime Communications Plc and make a big push into sports marketing.

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