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  • Tootsie Roll chief, committed to keeping company independent, dies at 95

    Tootsie Roll chief, committed to keeping company independent, dies at 95
    Melvin J. Gordon, who ran Chicago-based candy-maker Tootsie Roll Industries for more than 50 years, held the distinction of being the oldest CEO of any business listed on the two major stock exchanges. Mr. Gordon, 95, died Tuesday in Boston after a...
  • Aer Lingus board backs takeover bid by British Airways parent, needs Irish government support

    Aer Lingus said Tuesday it supports a takeover bid by British Airways parent IAG, putting the Irish national airline with its trademark shamrock tailfins on course for foreign acquisition nine years after its privatization. The 11-member Aer Lingus board...
  • Walgreens names new CFO

     Walgreens names new CFO
    Walgreens Boots Alliance has a new chief financial officer. George Fairweather, formerly the group finance director at Alliance Boots, has been appointed global chief financial officer effective Feb. 20, replacing Tim McLevish. The company was formed...
  • With Irish court approval, Medtronic to acquire Covidien

    MINNEAPOLIS The High Court of Ireland has approved Medtronic's roughly $48 billion deal to buy surgical supplier Covidien one of the last steps before the deal becomes official. The acquisition will transform both companies. Medtronic, whose executive...
  • SkyMall's bankruptcy had less to do with its absurd catalog than you think

    SkyMall's bankruptcy had less to do with its absurd catalog than you think
    On the surface, the bankruptcy of SkyMall seems to be easily explained and none too surprising. The publisher of those seat-back catalogs brimming with useless crapola thumbed through by millions of air passengers, SkyMall ostensibly became the victim...
  • Anheuser-Busch buying Seattle craft brewer Elysian

    ST. LOUIS Anheuser-Busch is bolstering its craft beer portfolio once again by acquiring a growing craft brewer, Seattle's Elysian Brewing Co. A-B said it's buying Elysian and its four brewpubs in Seattle for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition is...
  • BofA expanding into 2 new states with branches

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. Bank of America did something this week it hasn't done in more than a decade: celebrated the opening of a branch in a new market. On Wednesday, the Charlotte bank cut the ribbon on a branch in Denver, Colo., its first in that state....
  • Howard Bancorp's 2014 earnings rise five-fold after acquisition of failed bank

    Howard Bancorp's 2014 earnings rise five-fold after acquisition of failed bank
    The parent company of Ellicott City-based Howard Bank reported strong growth and a more than five-fold increase in its earnings in 2014, driven largely by its acquisition of a failed Rising Sun bank. For the year, Howard Bancorp reported earnings of $10....
  • Getting Dodgers' SportsNet LA to new viewers affected by media mergers

    Getting Dodgers' SportsNet LA to new viewers affected by media mergers
    PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. — Most Dodgers fans face the bitter prospect of another baseball season starting without the home team on their television set. Getting the Dodgers' SportsNet LA channel into the 70% of local homes without it has been...
  • Hires and promotions at Lehigh Valley businesses

    NATHAN D. FOX has recently been elected to partnership in the firm of Begley, Carlin & Mandio LLP. Fox practices in the areas of real estate, municipal, zoning, land use and business law. In addition to his private clients, Nathan serves as the...
  • Starboard urges Staples merger with Office Depot

    Activist investment firm Starboard Value LP called for a merger between office supply companies Staples Inc. and Office Depot Inc. in a letter Tuesday.  The investor bought a stake in Staples and increased its investment in Office Depot last month,...