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  • REITs prove to be surprisingly reliable

    It may seem surprising that some forms of real estate have been among the most reliable of investments. Real estate investment trusts, known as REITs, invest in and own properties such as shopping centers, apartments, offices and industrial facilities....
  • Harry Sloan, Jeff Sagansky raise $325 million in Silver Eagle IPO

    Veteran show business execs Harry Sloan and Jeff Sagansky have raised $325 million via an initial public offering in Silver Eagle Acquisition Corp. -- $75 million more than initially planned. The duo, who tapped the markets two years ago for $190 million...
  • Sinclair plans to create 'hybrid' cable TV news channel

    Sinclair plans to create 'hybrid' cable TV news channel
    Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. plans to create a new cable television news channel with a blend of local and national programming and bring it to cities across the United States over the next couple of years, CEO David Smith said Tuesday. Smith...
  • FTC won't block Office Depot's merger with OfficeMax

    FTC won't block Office Depot's merger with OfficeMax
    The Federal Trade Commission said Friday it has unanimously voted to close its seven-month investigation into the proposed $1.2 billion merger of office supply superstores Office Depot and OfficeMax. The closing date for the merger is now on Nov. 5, the...
  • Office Depot narrows CEO search to five candidates

    Office Depot narrows CEO search to five candidates
    Office Depot's 1,700 employees in Boca Raton may soon know who their new boss is. Office Depot and OfficeMax, which agreed to a $1.2 billion merger in February, said Monday that it has narrowed down its selection to five candidates of a new chief...
  • Sinclair envisions new cable news channel across U.S.

    Sinclair envisions new cable news channel across U.S.
    Sinclair Broadcast Group's billion-dollar bet on seven ABC affiliates and a regional news network in Washington, D.C., hinges on a plan to transform that network into a national enterprise. Sinclair would use NewsChannel 8 to create a unique hybrid...
  • Office Depot directors to be elected Wednesday

    There could be some fireworks Wednesday when Office Depot shareholders vote on a new board of directors at the company's annual meeting in Boca Raton. Usually, annual meetings are scripted events with few shareholders who attend and even fewer...
  • SFX Entertainment misses beat in stock market debut

    SFX Entertainment misses beat in stock market debut
    There wasn't much to rave about on the first day of trading for electronic dance music promoter SFX Entertainment Inc. Shares of SFX, founded by entertainment entrepreneur Robert F.X. Sillerman, fell $1.11, or 8.5%, to $11.89 on Wednesday, after its...
  • Jos. A. Bank Clothiers faces challenges in pursuit of Men's Wearhouse chain

    Jos. A. Bank Clothiers faces challenges in pursuit of Men's Wearhouse chain
    Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. faces a difficult fight in its $2.3 billion quest to acquire rival Men's Wearhouse, experts say. And that's not only because Houston-based Men's Wearhouse said it doesn't want to sell out to Jos. A. Bank. The struggling...
  • Dish's Ergen Sees Operator Mergers in Face of TV Programming 'Monopolies'

    Dish Network chairman Charlie Ergen said large media companies are "essentially monopolies" whose market power is pushing pay TV providers toward consolidation -- and added that a merger with DirecTV "makes a lot of sense strategically." "You have a...
  • Grace buys Dow polypropylene division for $500M

    Grace buys Dow polypropylene division for $500M
    Columbia-based W.R. Grace & Co. said Friday that it has agreed to buy a Dow Chemical Co. division for $500 million. Grace is paying cash for Dow's Unipol polypropylene licensing and catalysts business, including a Louisiana manufacturing plant. Dow said...