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So far, 2014 is looking like the year of the big deal. Flush with cash and high stock prices, companies are buying up the competition at levels not seen since the dotcom bubble. And with Washington providing more clarity on government spending plans, CEOs are more confident their expansion hopes will pan out, especially if the economy keeps growing. Many of the acquisitions involve American businesses doing the buying or getting bought by overseas rivals. In the last month, Comcast has offered to buy Time Warner Cable for $45 billion and Facebook shocked the technology world by offering $19 billion for tiny WhatsApp.
|US Companies Spend Heavily On Big Mergers In 2014|
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