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Experts predict long antitrust road for Omnicom, Publicis

WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Publicis <PUBP.PA> and Omnicom <OMC.N> will most likely have to shed some assets in order for their mega deal to win approval from regulators in the United States, Europe and 40 other countries where they operate. Full story

Ad groups plot to compete with new Publicis-Omnicom

LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - A plan to merge Publicis <PUB.PA> and Omnicom <OMC.N> into the world's biggest advertising group has rivals ready to poach their blue-chip clients that might leave the new agency as it faces potential conflicts of interest. Full story

Altman on M&A

   Ad agencies Publicis and Omnicom are merging, as well as Perrigo and Elan Corp. CNBC's Julia Boorstin has the latest merger action. Roger Altman, Evercore Partners, weighs in on these deals.

Wall St. declines as investors focus on Fed policy meeting

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks fell on Monday, pulling back before this week's Federal Reserve meeting that could signal when the Fed is going to begin reducing its bond purchases aimed at helping the economic recovery. Full story

Merged Publicis-Omnicom may speak with American accent

PARIS (Reuters) - The advertising giant to be formed from the merger of Publicis <PUBP.PA> and Omnicom <OMC.N> may resolve any clash between its French and U.S. arms by taking on a more American identity, some industry observers said on Monday. Full story

Factbox: Publicis, Omnicom to create world's No.1 advertising firm

(Reuters) - Publicis Groupe SA and Omnicom Group Inc said on Sunday they plan to merge in a deal that would create the world's biggest advertising group, worth $35.1 billion. Full story

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Omnicom Chief Executive Wren and Publicis Group Chairman and CEO Levy smile after announcing agreement on their merger on floor of New York Stock Exchange
Omnicom Chief Executive Wren and Publicis Group Chairman and CEO Levy smile after announcing agreement on their merger on floor of New York Stock Exchange

Omnicom Chief Executive John Wren and Publicis Group Chairman and CEO Maurice Levy smile after announcing an agreement on their merger on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York July 29, 2013. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Omnicom Chief Executive Wren and Publicis Group Chairman and CEO Levy smile after announcing agreement on their merger on floor of the New York Stock Exchange
Omnicom Chief Executive Wren and Publicis Group Chairman and CEO Levy smile after announcing agreement on their merger on floor of the New York Stock Exchange

Omnicom Chief Executive John Wren and Publicis Group Chairman and CEO Maurice Levy smile after announcing an agreement on their merger on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York July 29, 2013. Omnicom Chief Executive Wren said he did not expect the combined Publicis Omnicom Group to ha

Omnicom Chief Executive John Wren and Publicis Group Chairman and CEO Maurice Levy shake hands after announcing an agreement on their merger on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange
Omnicom Chief Executive John Wren and Publicis Group Chairman and CEO Maurice Levy shake hands after announcing an agreement on their merger on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

Omnicom Chief Executive John Wren and Publicis Group Chairman and CEO Maurice Levy shake hands after announcing an agreement on their merger on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York July 29, 2013. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Publicis Group Chairman and CEO Maurice Levy watches a stock ticker after announcing an agreement on a merger on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange with Omnicom Chief Executive John Wren in New York
Publicis Group Chairman and CEO Maurice Levy watches a stock ticker after announcing an agreement on a merger on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange with Omnicom Chief Executive John Wren in New York

Publicis Group Chairman and CEO Maurice Levy watches a stock ticker after announcing an agreement on their merger on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange with Omnicom Chief Executive John Wren in New York July 29, 2013. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton