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  • Reading International switches tracks from its railroad past

    Reading International switches tracks from its railroad past
    The Reading Railroad company that most people know from the Monopoly board game is still going strong, but it's not laying down tracks any more. What is now Reading International Inc. has turned into a Los Angeles firm that runs cinema complexes and...
  • CF Industries scraps merger talks with Yara

    CF Industries scraps merger talks with Yara
    CF Industries has walked away from merger talks with Norway's Yara International that would have created a $24.5 billion fertilizer producer. CF concluded that an all-stock deal did not adequately reflect the value of its near-term capacity expansions,...
  • Aecom finalizes $6-billion acquisition of engineering design rival URS

    Aecom finalizes $6-billion acquisition of engineering design rival URS
    Los Angeles engineering design firm Aecom Technology Corp. finalized its acquisition of rival URS Corp. Friday, completing a $6-billion deal that makes it the largest publicly traded company in Los Angeles. The two California construction and...
  • AbbVie says tax rule changes scuttled deal for Shire

     AbbVie says tax rule changes scuttled deal for Shire
    AbbVie is blaming the Obama administration for pulling the plug on its $55 billion proposed acquisition of Irish drugmaker Shire, asserting that the largest corporate deal of the year no longer made economic sense under new federal tax regulations. Late...
  • AbbVie urges shareholders to reject Shire deal due to tax rule change

    The board of directors of Illinois drug maker AbbVie Inc. recommended that shareholders reject the acquisition of European rival Shire, saying recent changes to U.S. tax rules eliminated some of the financial benefits of the $52-billion deal. The...
  • AbbVie board calls off Shire acquisition

    AbbVie board calls off Shire acquisition
    North Chicago-based drugmaker AbbVie has pulled the plug on its plan to buy Dublin-based Shire, recommending shareholders vote against the planned $55 billion takeover following new U.S. tax rules. Shire stands to be paid a break-up fee of about $1.64...
  • AbbVie reconsiders its option with Shire

     AbbVie reconsiders its option with Shire
    AbbVie's surprise announcement late Tuesday that it is having second thoughts about its proposed acquisition of Shire raises numerous questions about the future of the deal. The North Chicago-based drugmaker said its board of directors will take...
  • Virginia Company Bank shareholders to vote on merger

    Virginia Company Bank shareholders to vote on merger
    After getting regulatory approvals, there is only one hurdle left in Newport News-based Virginia Company Bank's merger with Tappahannock-based Eastern Virginia Bank: the go-ahead from Virginia Company shareholders, according to Virginia Company Bank...
  • Facebook Tops Q3 Estimates, Reaching 1.35 Billion Monthly Users

    Facebook, the world's largest social-media service, hit 1.35 billion monthly active users as of the end of the third quarter, up 14% year-over-year, and exceeded Wall Street financial estimates. The company's Q3 2014 revenue was $3.20 billion, an...
  • Exelon has been a good partner [Letter]

    Exelon has been a good partner [Letter]
    Having worked closely with Exelon and its subsidiary Constellation for several years now, I wanted to share my perspective on the debate about the company's proposed merger with Pepco Holdings ("Coalition calls for rejection of Exelon-Pepco merger," Oct....
  • FCC Seeks Carriage Contracts in Comcast-TWC, AT&T-DirecTV Merger Reviews

    The FCC says it is establishing "unique protections" to keep sensitive program carriage and retransmission contracts confidential as it reviews the proposed mergers of Comcast with Time Warner Cable and AT&T with DirecTV. The agency's request for such...