| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
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....
| Jul 30, 2013
| 12:30 PM
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...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 4:04 PM
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.
| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:41 AM
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...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 2:04 PM
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...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 3:00 PM
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...
| Aug 20, 2013
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...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:29 PM
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...
| Oct 12, 2013
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.
| Aug 6, 2013
| 2:30 PM
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...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:02 PM
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...