Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

Wed Dec 2, 2015 4:04pm EST
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Dec 2 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Wednesday:

** The board of Yahoo Inc is weighing a sale of its core Internet business when it meets this week, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.

** Japan's JX Holdings is in talks to take over rival TonenGeneral Sekiyu, sources familiar with the matter said - a combination that would control more than half of all gasoline sales in the country.

** German sportswear company Adidas is preparing to sell its ice hockey equipment business as part of a broader drive to simplify its business, the New York Post reported.