Diamond Eagle in talks to buy fantasy sports provider DraftKings: Bloomberg

(Reuters) – Diamond Eagle Acquisition Corp (DEAC.O), a special purpose acquisition company, is in advanced talks to buy fantasy sports provider DraftKings Inc, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday. Diaomond Eagle is in exclusive negotiations with the Boston-based DraftKings and no transaction has been finalised, Bloomberg reported, citing sources familiar with the matter. DraftKings may also consider raising capital in another funding […]

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Washington Wizards at Dallas Mavericks odds, lines, picks and betting tips

The Washington Wizards (0-0) and Dallas Mavericks (0-0) open their 2019-20 National Basketball Association regular seasons at American Airlines Center in Dallas at 8:30 p.m. ET. We analyze the Wizards-Mavericks odds and lines, while providing NBA betting tips and picks around the matchup. The Wizards will be without PG John Wall, as he slowly makes his way back from an […]

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Forget about lucky number 7: More than 1,000 people won the lottery with this digit

Lottery fever grips the nation FBN’s Kristina Partsinevelos on the excitement over the big Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots. The lucky combination of 2-2-2-2 in a recent South Carolina lottery drawing paid off — maybe too well. Continue Reading Below Roughly 1,400 people are now reaping the benefits of the South Carolina Education Lottery’s Pick 4 midday drawing on Saturday. […]

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Breakingviews – Irish bookie’s $6 bln deal is worth a flutter

LONDON (Reuters Breakingviews) – Paying a 38% premium is usually a sure-fire way to destroy value. Not so with bookmaker Flutter Entertainment, which is offering $6.1 billion in shares to buy Canadian peer Stars Group. Cost savings alone almost justify the generous price, while post-deal revenue boosters look credible. The Dublin-based parent of Paddy Power and Betfair, and the Toronto-based […]

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Boris Johnson calls himself ‘model of restraint’ in row over Brexit language

Boris Johnson has called himself “the model of restraint” and attacked a “cloud of indignation” over calls for him to moderate his language on Brexit.  The prime minister said “everyone should calm down” after he was criticised for dismissing as “humbug” an MP who told of death threats which “quote his words”. He apologised for any “misunderstanding” and insisted he […]

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Delta to buy 20% of LATAM for $1.9 billion in regional shake-up

(This September 26 story corrects airline group to SkyTeam alliance instead of the Sky Alliance in paragraph 6) By Tracy Rucinski CHICAGO (Reuters) – Delta Air Lines (DAL.N) on Thursday announced a deal to buy a 20% stake in LATAM Airlines Group (LTM.SN) for $1.9 billion, creating a major new airline partnership and shaking up the Chilean carrier’s longtime ties […]

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FTC requests AbbVie, Allergan for more information on $63 billion deal

(Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has requested for more information from AbbVie Inc (ABBV.N) and botox maker Allergan Plc (AGN.N) on their $63 billion deal, the companies said on Friday. AbbVie and Allergan said they still expect the deal to close in early 2020, and were cooperating with the antitrust regulator. The scrutiny into the deal, which […]

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Thyssenkrupp proceeds with elevator sale after CEO switch: sources

FRANKFURT/DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) – Thyssenkrupp (TKAG.DE) will weed out some potential suitors for its elevator unit within the next two weeks, two people familiar with the matter said, as the closely-watched auction gathers pace regardless of the planned ousting of CEO Guido Kerkhoff. Bidders invited to the next round will likely include private equity groups KKR (KKR.N), Blackstone (BX.N), CVC […]

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