BILLION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/BILLION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) German Merck to buy Sigma Aldrich for $17 billion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58441600-79/aldrich-sigma-merck-billion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58441600-79/aldrich-sigma-merck-billion.html.csp">German Merck to buy Sigma Aldrich for $17 billion</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-22T09:33:01.482-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 09:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Frankfurt, Germany • Drug company Merck says it has agreed to buy St. Louis-based chemical firm Sigma-Aldrich Corp. for $17 billion. Darmstadt-based Merck KGaA said Monday it is paying $140 per share in cash for all of Sigma-Aldrich’s shares — a premium of 37 percent over Friday’s closing price of $102.37. Sigma-Aldrich has over 9,000 employees and supplies chemicals and laboratory equipment to government and commercial research facilities. It said its board of directors has unanimously approved...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584416002014-09-22T09:33:01.482-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-22T09:33:01.482-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58441600@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:33:01 MDT Siemens to acquire Dresser-Rand for $7.6 billion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58441587-79/siemens-dresser-rand-billion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58441587-79/siemens-dresser-rand-billion.html.csp">Siemens to acquire Dresser-Rand for $7.6 billion</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-22T09:27:02.241-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 09:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Houston • German electronics and engineering company Siemens AG has reached a deal to acquire oilfield equipment maker Dresser-Rand for $7.6 billion. Under the deal announced early Monday in Germany, Siemens will pay $83 per common share of Dresser-Rand Group Inc., $3.09 more than the company’s closing share price on Friday. Dresser Rand’s market capitalization is $6.12 billion. The deal includes assumption of debt. Dresser-Rand’s board of directors unanimously recommended the offer to sharehold...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584415872014-09-22T09:27:02.241-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-22T09:27:02.241-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58441587@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:27:02 MDT The Best State: Montana, for the fairness of its tax system http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58433271-82/tax-taxes-income-sales.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58433271-82/tax-taxes-income-sales.html.csp">The Best State: Montana, for the fairness of its tax system</a></h4>