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    The Deal Calendar: July 28-August 1, 2008


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    The Deal's Mary Kathleen Flynn of TechConfidential and Suzanne Stevens of Corporate Dealmaker discuss the dealmaking events for the week of July 28, 2008. Here are some key dealmaking events: * On July 28, is the EU provisional deadline for Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company and Mars Inc. $23 billion merger. The deal was financed by Warren Buffett who has been a key figure in several other family business deals. * On July 29, is the EU provisional deadline for the Northwest Airlines Corp. / Delta Air Lines Inc. merger . * On July 31, the $13.9 billion deal between Hewlett Packard Corp. and Electronic Data Systems Corp. is supposed to close. * On July 31, MetLife Inc.'s purchase of EverBank Reverse Mortgage LLC is supposed to close. * On August 1, Yahoo! Inc shareholder meeting will have a chance to vote on the new board of directors. Many dealmakers are leaving Yahoo! and other big tech companies such as Kevin Johnson, president of Microsoft's platforms. Johnson led the software giant's failed bid for Yahoo!. Etsy Inc.'s founder Rob Kalin, also recently stepped down to chief creative officer. Want to offer us some suggestions? Leave a comment below or e-mail us at