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Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell:

NavistarVolkswagen is buying a 16.6 percent stake in the truck maker for $256 million and will take two seats on the Navistar board.

Spectra Energy — The Houston-based company is being bought by Canadian pipeline giant Enbridge in an all-stock deal worth $28 billion. The transaction creates the largest energy infrastructure company in North America.

Cepheid — The molecular diagnostics company is being bought by science and technology provider Danaher for $53 per share, or about $4 billion total including the assumption of debt. Danaher said Cepheid would add to earnings in the first year after the deal is complete.

Herbalife — Investor Carl Icahn bought nearly 307,000 more shares on August 31, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, and now holds about 19.6 million shares in the maker of nutritional supplements.

Monsanto — Germany's Bayer raised its bid for Monsanto to $127.50 per share, up from its prior $125 per share. The agricultural chemical and seeds company said it was having "constructive" discussions with...