Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

Thu Apr 9, 2015 4:08pm EDT
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(Adds Intel, General Electric, Lafarge, Jefferies Group, Norwegian Air, Deutsche Wohnen; Updates LinkedIn, Centerra Gold)

April 9 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Thursday:

** Discussions over a takeover by Intel Corp of smaller chip maker Altera Corp have ended as the companies were unable to agree on price, a person familiar with the matter said, but Altera shares rose, suggesting it is still a potential target.

** Exxon Mobil Corp has reduced its stake in Japan's second-biggest oil refiner by capacity, TonenGeneral Sekiyu KK , to 9.9 percent from 11.6 percent, the Japanese firm said on Thursday.

** Professional social network operator LinkedIn Corp said it would buy privately held online education company in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $1.5 billion.