A Satellite Link for GM Hughes?

Also: news on Sodexho Marriott and Il Fornaio

The board of General Motors (GM ) approved further talks with News Corp. (NWS ) regarding a proposal to combine Hughes Electronics (GMH ) with a News Corp. unit.

Sodexho Alliance will buy all Sodexho Marriott (SDH ) shares for $32 per share cash.

The board of Il Fornaio (ILFO ) approved an amended pact whereby Manhattan Acquisition Corp. will buy the company for $12 per share in cash.

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