Qualcomm Said to Draw Up Plans to Rebuff Broadcom’s $103-Billion Offer

US chipmaker Qualcomm Inc is making preparations to reject rival Broadcom Ltd’s $103 billion bid as early as this week, four people familiar with the matter said on Sunday, setting the stage for one of the biggest-ever takeover battles. Qualcomm’s board of directors could meet as early as Sunday to review the unsolicited acquisition offer and decide on its strategy, the sources said. The preparations for the board meeting indicate that Qualcomm is poised to rebuff the bid as insufficient as early as Monday, although it may decide to spend a few more days this…

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Antique furniture, brass artefacts big draw at Lifestyle show

The ongoing The Hindu MetroPlus Lifestyle Show 2016 at ‘A’ Convention Centre is drawing good response. The reason perhaps is that it has something for everybody. The four-day fusion fare is a perfect blend of utility and opulence, tradition and modern, and also takes care of the oscillating tastes of the present day customer. The well-timed festival season is diverting sizeable crowd of shoppers to the exhibition venue. Of the myriad collection available in the 100-odd stalls put up by vendors from across the country, a few of them in…

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