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  • Travelers Changes Organizational Structure As Head Of Business Insurance Leaves

    The Travelers Cos. announced this week it is changing its organizational structure and broadening responsibilities of some executives as Executive Vice President Bill Cunningham leaves the company. Cunningham, 49, has been the head of Business...
  • AT&T and DirecTV argue merger will benefit customers in FCC filing

    By teaming up, AT&T and DirecTV will be a strong competitor to cable giant Comcast Corp. and other pay-TV providers, which will benefit consumers, the two companies told the Federal Communications Commission Wednesday. "The combination of AT&T and...
  • SAG-AFTRA, Companies Extend Contracts for a Third Day; Negotiations Continuing

    For the third day in a row, SAG-AFTRA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers have agreed to extend the current TV and movie contracts for 24 hours. The deals had been set to expire at midnight tonight. Negotiations on a successor...
  • Tyson seals acquisition of Hillshire Brands

    Tyson seals acquisition of Hillshire Brands
    Chicago-based Hillshire Brands Co. will be part of Arkansas-based Tyson Foods Inc. by late September, both companies said on Wednesday. Hillshire has officially inked a deal following Tyson’s June 9 acquisition offer of $63 per share, which works...
  • Sources: Aetna Mulls Sale Of Coventry Health Care Assets

    Aetna is exploring a sale of some of Coventry Health Care's assets worth as much as $1.5 billion, according to people familiar with the matter, a year after it acquired Coventry for $5.6 billion. Aetna Inc., the third largest U.S. health insurer, is...
  • Walgreen CEO aware of his 'fiduciary responsibility'

    Walgreen CEO aware of his 'fiduciary responsibility'
    Greg Wasson recently celebrated his 34th year working for Walgreen Co., including the past five as its president and chief executive. When he took the reins in February 2009, the Deerfield-based pharmacy chain had a reputation as conservative, stable...
  • ADM buys ingredients company Wild Flavors for about $3 billion

    ADM buys ingredients company Wild Flavors for about $3 billion
    Agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland, which will soon be based in Chicago, said Monday it will buy Swiss-German natural ingredient company Wild Flavors for $3 billion, a move aimed at diversifying the company and helping brands appeal to consumers...
  • Corporate tax scam watch: The 'inversion' craze

    Corporate tax scam watch: The 'inversion' craze
    Apple's done it. Herbalife has done it. Pfizer wanted to do it. What could be wrong with a corporate maneuver eyed by these fine, upstanding American corporations--and nearly 50 others in the last decade? The subject is "inversions," the catch-all...
  • Saint Mary's Hospital To Be Acquired By Tenet Healthcare

    Saint Mary's Hospital To Be Acquired By Tenet Healthcare
    A Texas-based hospital chain that is buying four Connecticut hospitals said in a surprise announcement Tuesday it will add a fifth to its roster: Saint Mary's in Waterbury. Connecticut's legislature this year passed a bill allowing for-profit hospitals...
  • Dish Network Urges FCC to Block Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

    Dish Network is urging FCC officials to reject the proposed merger of Comcast with Time Warner Cable, concluding that the transaction "presents serious competitive concerns for the broadband and video marketplace." Dish Network's opposition was disclosed...
  • Sun Valley: Would a Google, Fox Deal for Time Warner Make Sense?

    If Google or 21st Century Fox is interested in buying Time Warner, it's news to Jeff Bewkes. "I know nothing about it," the media conglomerate's chairman and CEO told Variety at the Allen & Co. media conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, on Wednesday when...