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March 23 Market Close: GovCon Index Weighed by Commodity Declines, Health Net Up 4% on Centene Deal Approval

The GovCon Index stumbled from the open to close at a loss of 0.279 points to 75.052 as U.S. stock declines mirrored a fall in commodities such as oil and investors continued to speculate over when the next interest rate increases could occur. Los Angeles-based health insurance provider Health Net (NYSE: HNT) …

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Michael Dell, Silver Lake Raise Buyout Offer; Shareholder Vote Scheduled Aug 2

Michael Dell and investment firm Silver Lake Management have increased the value of their proposal to acquire Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) by 10 cents per share to $13.75 per share, or $24.6 billion, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. Callie Bost and Aaron Ricadela write the new offer represents a 26 percent premium over …

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Report: Dell Committee Examining Blackstone, Icahn Takeover Bids

A special committee within Dell‘s (NASDAQ: DELL) board of directors is looking at alternative takeover proposals nearly a month after the company agreed to $24.4 billion buyout deal with Silver Lake. The company is evaluating the proposals from Blackstone Group and Carl Icahn during a 45-day go-shop period, Reuters reports. …

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BAE-EADS CEOs to Review Merger Talk Progress as Wednesday Deadline Approaches

Ian King and Tom Enders, the respective CEOs of BAE Systems and EADS, are meeting Tuesday to review progress on a potential merger before making a decision on how to proceed, Bloomberg reports. Citing two sources familiar with the talks, Bloomberg reports the French and U.K. governments have agreed to …

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