| Aug 18, 2014
| 7:56 AM
Dollar General Corp offered to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc for $8.95 billion, trumping Dollar Tree Inc's $8.5 billion bid, to strengthen its position as the No. 1 discount retailer in a highly-competitive U.S. market.
Family Dollar's shares rose 4.5...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 7:00 PM
Dollar General Corp. trumped a rival's bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc., offering $8.9 billion in cash for the discount retailer as industry leaders scramble to gain an edge in attracting customers who are still struggling financially.
The offer Monday...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 2:34 PM
Vidilia Ormolea stayed true to her favorite casino here to the bitter end, squeezing in a final visit to Trump Plaza on Sunday — despite peeling wallpaper in the hotel rooms and other signs of a years-long decline.
The friendly staff kept her...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 3:58 AM
WILMINGTON — Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc.'s first day in bankruptcy court in Wilmington Wednesday went off without a hitch.
Judge Kevin Gross approved all the standard motions needed for Trump to continue operating as it tries to work out a...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Paul Roberts is disappointed and his disquiet is boundless.
Facebook, General Motors, Wall Street, Carl Icahn, credit cards, same-day delivery, Netflix, sport utility vehicles, Wal-Mart, Big Data, Twitter, the Tea Party and jogging all add to his...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 9:58 AM
A tumultuous week behind him, Phil Mickelson is turning his attention to the upcoming U.S. Open.
Mickelson planned to spend his off days -- Monday and Tuesday -- at Pinehurst, where he'll dial in the course and work on his game.
"I need to putt a...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:39 AM
ATLANTIC CITY N.J. — Notices of job losses went out on Monday for roughly 1,000 employees of Atlantic City's Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in anticipation of a Sept. 16 closure, the company said in a statement.
The pink slips came as the company...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:00 AM
It would be unfair to say that Apple has got its mojo back this summer, since I'm sure the company and many of its fans would say it never lost it. But as the tech giant prepares to release third quarter earnings Tuesday, it's certainly riding some...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Having been in academia for more than 30 years and having been through the process with my own daughters, I understand that many parents and students face daunting decisions regarding college. Where to go? What major to choose?
For many — in fact,...
| Jul 10, 2014
The investment arm of Chicago's billionaire Crown family has thrown its weight behind a New York-based activist hedge fund in its calls for retailer PetSmart to sell itself, a rare public rebuke of a company the family invests in.
In a Monday letter...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 7:07 PM
The head of Herbalife Ltd. vowed Tuesday that the Los Angeles nutritional products company would emerge unscathed from a Federal Trade Commission investigation stronger than ever.
"I think it's going to clear the air, and I think it's going to be a very...