Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

Thu Apr 23, 2015 4:00pm EDT
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April 23 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Thursday:

** The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's staff has recommended that the agency designate Comcast Corp's proposed $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc for a hearing, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, calling it a significant setback for the deal.

** Comcast Corp plans to drop its offer to buy Time Warner Cable Inc in the face of opposition from U.S. regulators, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

** Goldman Sachs Group Inc Asset Management plans to acquire the Pacific Global Advisors solutions business from Pacific Life Insurance Co, the company said.