Articles by Jessica Hall



InBev Is Working Out $46Bln Anheuser Bid

  • 26 May 08
  • and Philip Blenkinsop
Belgian brewer InBev is working on a $46 billion bid for Anheuser-Busch, said a source familiar with the situation.

Alcatel Buys Lucent for $14Bln

  • 04 April 06
  • Reuters
French communications-equipment maker Alcatel said Sunday that it would buy U.S. rival Lucent Technologies for $13.4 billion to gain market heft and broaden its product mix.

Phone Giant AT&T Bids $67Bln for BellSouth

  • 07 March 06
  • Reuters
AT&T said Sunday that it would buy BellSouth for $67 billion to acquire the rest of Cingular Wireless it does not already own, and expand into the southeastern United States to gain heft to battle growing competition from cable television and Internet companies.

Chevron Raises Its Unocal Offer

  • 21 July 05
  • Reuters
U.S. oil producer Unocal endorsed a sweetened $17 billion takeover offer from Chevron, preferring it to a higher bid from China's state-run CNOOC.

SBC Acquires AT&T for $16Bln in Shares

  • 01 February 05
  • Reuters
SBC Communications said Monday it would buy AT&T for about $16 billion, aiming to bolster its services for large corporations and end ""Ma Bell's"" independence.

WorldCom Goes Back Into Business

  • 15 April 03
  • Reuters
WorldCom Inc. said Monday that it aims to emerge from bankruptcy with $3.5 billion to $4.5 billion in debt under a plan giving its creditors control of the reorganized company.

Qwest to Restate Up to $1.5Bln

  • 24 September 02
  • Reuters
Qwest Communications International Inc. said Sunday it expected to restate $950 million in revenues and costs for swaps of optical-network capacity.

Qwest Offers $55Bln For U.S. Phone Firms

AT&T Wins MediaOne Bid

Lucent to Acquire Ascend for $20Bln