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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Deals of the day -- mergers and acquisitions

The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals involving European, U.S. and Asian companies were reported by 0400 GMT on Wednesday. For Reuters columns on deals, click on ) ** Atheros Communications Inc stock rose 19 percent after a report that Qualcomm Inc is near a deal to buy the company, which would bolster its share of semiconductors in smartphones and tablets. To read more, please double click on[ID:nN04237002]