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Microsoft Sells $8 Billion of Debt

Microsoft Corp. has sold $8 billion of debt in the largest combined dollar- and euro-denominated investment-grade corporate bond deal in more than a decade, according to data provider Dealogic.

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Yahoo Increases Share Buyback Plan to $5 Billion and Announces Debt Deal

Yahoo’s board, which just met, has increased its share buyback authorization by $5 billion, a move which should keep its already Alibaba-lifted stock in place for the short term. The Silicon Valley Internet giant also said it was doing a $1 billion debt offering of convertible senior notes and that it intends to use the money for things like stock buybacks and possible acquisitions. Yahoo has been aggressively purchasing its own stock under the tenure of CEO Marissa Mayer.

Nokia Taps Option for Nearly $2 Billion in Bond Financing From Microsoft

Send that money over to Espoo, pronto.
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Tesla Has a Fresh $1 Billion — And Lots of Ways to Spend It

Tesla Motors Inc. just raised about $1 billion in new capital, riding a remarkable burst of investor exuberance. New Tesla shareholders will now get to see just how fast the auto business gobbles up money.

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Apple’s Record Plunge Into Debt Pool

Apple Inc. sold the largest corporate-bond deal in history Tuesday, a $17 billion offering investors hungrily gobbled up.

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Apple to Sell $17 Billion in Bonds

Apple Inc. is selling $17 billion of bonds Tuesday, a record amount for a U.S. investment-grade corporate offering, according to investors familiar with the deal.

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Microsoft Raises Nearly $3 Billion in Bond Sales

Microsoft Corp. shopped nearly $3 billion in debt in the U.S. and euro markets Thursday, getting some of the year’s lowest rates and tapping bond investors before rival Apple Inc. issues its expected bond.

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Salesforce to Raise $1 Billion in Debt to Fund Acquisitions

Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff is about to go shopping for acquisitions, and he’ll have $1 billion to spend. The company just announced a plan to raise its debt by issuing convertible notes due in 2018. Salesforce says it will use the proceeds to fund “possible acquisitions of, or investments in, complementary businesses, services or technologies, working capital and capital expenditures.”

Fitch Downgrades AMD Debt From “Meh” to “Almost Hopeless”

That turnaround? Can’t happen soon enough.
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Exclusive: SurveyMonkey Raises $800 Million in Debt and Equity for Tender Offer — Including New Investment From Google’s New Late-Stage Unit

Ruling out an IPO in the near future, it is one of the largest private equity raises for an Internet company.
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