| Feb 18, 2014
| 4:35 PM
Eminence Capital LLC, a shareholder that's suing Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. for rejecting a $1.6 billion takeover bid from rival Men's Wearhouse, accused the Hampstead-based men's retailer Tuesday of resorting to "desperate tactics" to protect management...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 8:45 AM
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. said Wednesday it has started buying back up to $300 million worth of its shares at $65 each, a step toward its planned acquisition of retail chain Eddie Bauer.
The Hampstead-based men's apparel retailer said the offer will...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Despite higher customer bills, DirecTV managed to add a net 93,000 U.S. subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2013 and beat Wall Street expectations -- but the No. 1 satcaster acknowledged that domestic growth has flattened out as the pay-TV biz hits a...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Shareholder activist Carl Icahn said Wednesday he had informed Apple that he has submitted a proposal to let shareholders vote on a larger stock buyback.
In a tweet Wednesday, Icahn wrote: "Gave $AAPL notice we’ll be making a precatory proposal to...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Investor activist Carl Icahn has submitted an advisory proposal asking Apple to increase the size of its stock buyback program in 2014 to $50 billion.
The details of the proposal were included in a proxy statement that Apple filed Friday afternoon with...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Liberty Media Corp. intends to strengthen its embrace of SiriusXM satellite radio.
The Colorado-based Liberty, which is controlled by billionaire John Malone, announced a plan late Friday to offer Liberty common stock to minority shareholders of...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Chris Albrecht worked the crowd with confidence at Starz's first-ever investor day presentation in November. The CEO summoned his roots as a standup comic with a breezy anecdote about his previous job at HBO, recounting how Steven Spielberg and Tom...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 1:05 PM
Activist investor Carl Icahn turned up the pressure on Apple on Thursday by announcing that he'd bought an additional $500 million worth of stock in the company.
Icahn also filed an official letter outlining the reasons he believes Apple should...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Thanksgiving time at Wal-Mart is the public relations gift that keeps on giving for the labor movement.
After facing criticism for announcing plans to expand Black Friday sales further into Thanksgiving day, forcing workers to spend their holiday with...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:30 PM
James Bond and "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" have boosted profits for MGM Holdings Inc., the parent company of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which reported sharply higher third quarter earnings of $17 million, up $23 million from the year-ago period.
| Nov 5, 2013
| 11:30 AM
How to explain this paradox?
Starting Nov. 1, more than 47 million Americans lost some or all of their food stamp benefits. House Republicans are pushing for further cuts. If the sequester isn't stopped, everything else poor and working-class Americans...