| Nov 3, 2014
| 1:31 PM
Aetna announced an agreement Monday to spend $400 million acquiring bswift, a Chicago technology company that offers a retail style platform for health insurance.
The acquisition is expected to close before the end of the year. It will be funded with...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 8:27 AM
Rupert Murdoch is moving into the online real estate business.
Murdoch's News Corp. announced a deal Tuesday to buy Move Inc., operator of Realtor.com, the nation's third-largest real estate listings website, for $950 million. The purchase, expected...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 11:03 AM
Ironmark, a printing and image consultant company that was formed through the 2011 merger of Frank Gumpert Printing and Corporate Printing Solutions, announced Monday it will consolidate its Annapolis and Hunt Valley operations into a new headquarters...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 4:30 PM
An activist investment firm has urged Yahoo to consider merging with AOL -- claiming the combination could produce $1 billion of cost synergies -- but several Wall Street analysts say such a tie-up likely doesn't make sense.
On Friday, Starboard Value...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 12:07 PM
Tribune Media saw earnings decline by 24 percent in the third quarter, due in part to losses associated with its former publishing business, which it spun off in August.
The Chicago-based company reported net income of $38 million, or 38 cents per...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 5:38 AM
At least two top-10 Yahoo Inc shareholders are so unhappy with Chief Executive Marissa Mayer's turnaround efforts that they are making a direct plea to AOL Inc CEO Tim Armstrong to explore a merger and run the combined company.
Their move follows an...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Conning Holdings Corp. of Hartford, an asset manager known for its insurance research, will be acquired for $240 million by Cathay Holdings Corp., a financial holding company in Taipei, Taiwan.
Most of Conning's workforce, 220 of its 289 employees,...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 4:41 AM
Despite a lawsuit, Suffolk-based TowneBank says its acquisition of Glen Allen-based Franklin Financial Corp. is on track.
On July 15, TowneBank announced it planned to acquire Franklin Financial, holding company of Franklin Federal Savings Bank, as a...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Tribune Publishing, parent of the Chicago Tribune, is reportedly looking at acquiring all of the Sun-Times Media suburban properties, including six daily and 32 weekly newspapers, according to sources.
Such an acquisition would leave just the Chicago...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 8:30 AM
A&E OlÃ© Networks - a joint venture between AETN and Ole Communications - operates channels such as A&E, History and Bio across Latin America, playing an important role in circulation of US and domestic programming throughout the region.
| Oct 19, 2014
| 6:17 AM