Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions
(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 lynda.com in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $1.5 billion.