| Jun 19, 2012
| 10:22 AM
Drugstore chain Walgreen Co.’s deal Tuesday with European pharmaceutical, health and beauty giant Alliance Boots is one best described with words such as “largest,” “biggest” and “most.”
Walgreens, the biggest U....
| Sep 17, 2012
| 10:24 AM
Mountain View, Calif., company Complete Genomics Inc. agreed to a buyout offer from Chinese genomics firm BGI-Shenzen, an acquisition the two businesses are valuing at $117.6 million
The $3.15-a-share offer comes a few months after Complete Genomics said...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 1:05 AM
An alleged stock tip has gone from a home run to a strikeout for Hall of Fame baseball player Eddie Murray.
The onetime Dodgers first baseman agreed Friday to pay $358,151 to settle an investigation into whether he broke insider-trading laws when he...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 6:30 PM
The “Catholic Seven” group of basketball schools will reportedly leave the Big East this summer, two years earlier than expected, and take the Big East conference name with them, according to multiple reports.
The website ajerseyguy.com...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 8:08 PM
Before they began practice one recent morning in Salt Lake City, Olympic bronze medalist Lana Gehring of Glenview and four other elite speedskaters had to assemble protective pads around the walls of a municipal rink. Working in tandem, the skaters...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 8:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Slumping personal computer maker Dell is bowing out of the stock market in a $24.4 billion buyout that represents the largest deal of its kind since the Great Recession dried up the financing for such risky maneuvers.
| Feb 6, 2013
| 8:03 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — It's easy to forget now, but Michael Dell was the Mark Zuckerberg of his day.
Hailed as a young genius, he created the inexpensive, made-to-order personal computer in his University of Texas dorm room and sold it straight to the...
| Feb 10, 2013
After turning squeamish early in the week, investors returned to the stock market and sent the Standard & Poor's 500 index to 1,517 Friday, the highest level since November 2007.
It hasn't hit the all-time high of 1,565 of October 2007, but it was an...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 8:55 AM
Aside from the business suit he was wearing, which he joked was rented for the occasion, Sam Zell was never more himself than when he appeared at a New York lender conference in April 2007 to hawk his $8.2 billion buyout of Tribune Co.
| Jan 3, 2013
| 5:41 PM
Percolating for weeks, Tom O’Brien’s return to Virginia’s football coaching staff as associate head coach became reality Thursday.
The final hurdle was O’Brien’s contract at North Carolina State, which fired him as head...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 3:20 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — They walked into a Manhattan hotel, knowing they were running out of time to save their season.
After 16 hours of tense talks, the NHL and its players finally achieved their elusive deal early Sunday morning, finding a way to...