| Apr 21, 2014
| 6:08 AM
Hillshire Brands Co. and TreeHouse Foods Inc. each announced an acquisition on Monday, the latest signals that companies want to cater to diners interested in better-for-you and convenient foods.
Both companies have been using acquisitions to grow and...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The parent company of indie cabler NuvoTV, whose shareholders including Jennifer Lopez, has reached a $226 million deal with MSG to acquire the music-centric cabler Fuse.
"Music is my first love so the acquisition of Fuse is near and dear to my heart,"...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 9:57 AM
J-Lo has beat Puff Daddy in the quest to buy Fuse. SiTV Media, the parent of the Jennifer Lopez-backed English-language Latino cable network NUVOtv, has entered an agreement with the Madison Square Garden Co. to acquire its music television channel Fuse,...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 6:27 PM
Apple iTV? The iWatch? Bigger iPhones and iPads?
Rumormongering about such mythical products is a regular spectator sport for many Apple watchers.
But after the company said it could post a year-over-year decline in revenue this fiscal year for the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Although some potential barriers remain -- mainly getting the necessary financial and legal barriers -- nobody seriously expects that American Airlines and US Airways will not complete their merger. Although the hard part of actually combining the two...
| Nov 19, 2013
Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice essentially caved on its attempt to block the merger between American Airlines and US Airways. It extracted a few face-saving concessions, declared victory and then folded its tent. The merger will now almost...
| Feb 6, 2014
Letters to the editor from Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Mundelein and Vernon Hills.
A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 11:06 AM
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Friday gave approval to a proposed $1.2-billion merger of Office Depot Inc. and OfficeMax, concluding that the move won't harm competition.
The Trade Commission, which in 1997 blocked the merger of Office Depot Inc....
| Nov 18, 2013
| 4:38 PM
A planned sale of the Riverside Press-Enterprise to the owner of the Orange County Register has not yet closed three days after the deadline, according to the newspaper’s current owner.
In a statement published after the close of the stock market,...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 9:02 AM
Ireland pharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt has agreed to acquire San Diego company Cadence Pharmaceuticals for about $1.3 billion in an effort to boost its specialty drugs portfolio.
Cadence, which commercializes drugs that are used in hospitals, is...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 10:24 AM
Food distributor giant Sysco announced Monday it will buy rival US Foods for $3.5 billion in cash and stock, creating the largest food and restaurant supplier in the country.
The deal, if approved by regulators, would value the transaction at $8.2...