Takeover Battle: Occidental Offers $57 Billion for Anadarko, Topping Chevron

By Jennifer Hiller HOUSTON, April 24 (Reuters) - Oil and gas producer Occidental Petroleum Corp on Wednesday made a $57 billion bid for Anadarko Petroleum Corp, topping Chevron Corp's $50 billion offer and sparking the first takeover battle for a major oil company in years. The surprise $76-per-share bid comes after Occidental had been trying to woo Anadarko and had made two … [Read more...]