| May 30, 2013
| 10:41 AM
Further deepening ties between Hollywood and China, Legendary Entertainment's Chinese film venture has signed a multiyear agreement to co-produce movies with China's largest film distributor.
This agreement with Legendary East marks the first time China...
| 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 4, 2013
| 11:37 AM
"I can't tell you Aussies and Kiwis apart," I once confessed to a New Zealander.
I'm pretty sure I insulted him.
"There are huge differences, mate," the Kiwi corrected, "just as there are big differences between Americans and Canadians. If I said...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 9:52 AM
If American Airlines and US Airways divest themselves from "key" airports, the U.S. Department of Justice may be willing to drop its challenge to a merger plan for the airlines.
That is the word from U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr., who said the...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Boca Raton-based Office Depot had a busy year in 2013, with most of the year spent completing its $1.2 billion merger with OfficeMax. For South Florida employees, the company's December 10 decision to base the headquarters in Boca Raton was a major...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 7:06 PM
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers finally liked the look of Men's Wearhouse's takeover offer as the Hampstead-based retailer accepted a $1.8 billion buyout Tuesday.
The deal would pay Bank's stockholders $65 a share cash, $10 more than Men's Wearhouse initially...
| Mar 15, 2014
They both sell suits to the American middle class, but in consumers' minds, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers and the Men's Wearhouse occupy distinctive niches.
Bank's image is classic, Men's Wearhouse is trendier. Though both are known for a promotional sales...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 5:30 AM
It was about nine months ago, during Howard County's Business Appreciation Week, that County Executive Ken Ulman learned Columbia-based AirPatrol Corporation was thinking about relocating.
Ulman's reaction was immediate, said Guy Levy-Yurista, chief...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Men's Wearhouse said Friday it is ready to meet with Jos. A. Bank Clothiers to discuss a merger, a day after Hampstead-based Bank said it's willing to hear how much more the larger chain would boost its acquisition bid.
"The Men's Wearhouse board...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:34 AM
The proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner highlights the vast gap between the imagined world the broadband industry's critics and the real world in which these companies must compete.
For years, the critics have advocated forcing companies...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 11:04 AM
So will Comcast's roughly $45-billion merger with Time Warner Cable be good for consumers?
To no one's surprise, Comcast Chief Executive Brian L. Roberts said Thursday that the answer is a resounding yes. Consumers will be the big winners here, he said....