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Carlyle Group , Stone Point Capital LLC , Pictet & Cie and Edmond de Rothschild Group were all part of the purchasing deal.

Tribune Co. said it would emerge from its bankruptcy on Monday. The media company, whichowns The Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune , sought bankruptcy in 2008.

Apple (AAPL) withdrew patents claims against Samsung's Galaxy S III Mini phone after the South Korean company announced it wouldn't offer to sell the gadget in the U.S., according to a Reuters report. Shares of Apple were rising 0.47% in premarket action.

Shares of Bank of America (BAC) were adding 0.62% during Monday's premarket session.

-- Written by Joe Deaux in New York.

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