| Apr 30, 2014
| 6:13 PM
Oakwood Worldwide hopes to triple its pioneering extended-stay housing brand through a new joint venture that will spend $4 billion to buy and build furnished apartment buildings globally.
The partnership that the Los Angeles company has struck with...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 10:46 AM
Online travel company Priceline Group Inc. is getting into the restaurant reservation business.
Priceline said Friday it will pay $2.6 billion in cash to buy OpenTable, a San Francisco company that allows diners to make restaurant reservations over...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Car-sharing company Zipcar has expanded quickly in its four years in Baltimore, scaling up from an initial fleet of 27 cars to more than 200 vehicles.
The Boston-based company announced Monday the opening of a new office in Harbor East, next to a new...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 11:48 AM
Under Armour plans to open its first Chicago retail store on the Magnificent Mile next March, and it will be the athletic-wear retailer’s largest “brand house” to date, the company announced Tuesday.
Under Armour has leased 30,000...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 12:57 PM
The Anne Arundel County school board adopted a $1.02 billion operating budget last week for the next fiscal year that includes funding for employee pay increases and the money to open a new contract school.
But the panel criticized county government...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:03 AM
A massive car bomb exploded Friday in a government-controlled village in central Syria, killing at least 34 people and wounding dozens more, Syrian state media reported.
The blast was the latest in a series of bombings apparently targeting zones in...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 4:00 AM
It's not as messy as the rollout of President Barack Obama's health care plan, but his My Brother's Keeper initiative for black and Latino boys and young men has created a firestorm of debate among people who have largely been supportive of his...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 12:30 AM
HONG KONG - STAR Television has been given approval to sell its stake in Indian home shopping operation Star CJ.
Providence Equity Partners, a global investment group with some $40 billion of funds under management, is to buy the stake for an undisclosed...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 12:30 PM
I've been doing some binge reading lately -- books about creativity and business success -- but have come away feeling somewhat skeptical about their messages.
Ed Catmull's new book, titled "Creativity, Inc.," explains how, as the czar of Pixar, he...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Stifel Financial Corp said it would buy asset manager Legg Mason Inc's investment advisory unit to expand its wealth management business.
Legg Mason Investment Counsel & Trust Co will become part of Stifel's global wealth management business after the...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 12:26 PM
Cigna Corp. said Wednesday it promoted two executives into positions of broader responsibility while also changing its operational structure to a more region-based sales and support strategy.
Historically, the company has sold different products, such as...