| Jan 29, 2014
| 9:01 AM
Kroger's merger with Harris Teeter is now complete, company executives said in a press release on Wednesday.
The Federal Trade Commission approved the $2.5 billion deal earlier this month, clearing the way for the final closing stages. Hampton Roads...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 2:15 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...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 9:43 AM
Facing multimillion-dollar losses, the CredAbility credit-counseling agency pared its Orlando staff and laid off its top local executive last fall as part of a companywide downsizing. In early January, Atlanta-based CredAbility was absorbed in a merger...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Just as its offer to buy its rival was rejected, Jos A. Bank Clothiers Inc. spurned a $1.2 billion turn-table acquisition bid by Men's Wearhouse Inc. on Monday, but most observers still believe a merger is inevitable.
Responding to Men's Wearhouse's...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 4:52 PM
Men's Wearhouse moved Monday to pin Jos. A. Bank Clothiers in a corner with a hostile $1.6 billion bid for its smaller rival.
With the offer of $57.50 cash for each of Hampstead-based Bank's outstanding shares, Men's Wearhouse is bypassing the retailer's...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 10:39 AM
A month after the merger of American Airlines and US Airways became official, the new carrier took steps Tuesday to give passengers access to the loyalty rewards programs and airport lounges for the two airlines.
Airline officials said the merger that...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 7:00 PM
At the start of the school year, students from a shuttered West Pullman neighborhood school looked scared as their new classmates at Haley Elementary eyed them suspiciously.
Some of the Haley students even asked the older West Pullman kids about their...
| 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...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:51 AM
The Justice Department announced Tuesday that it has reached a settlement agreement to allow the merger of American Airlines and US Airways to form the nation's largest air carrier.
The department, which sued in August to stop the merger, said that as...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:36 PM
American Airlines and US Airways moved another step closer to creating the world's biggest carrier but had to make concessions to help ensure the deal wouldn't lead to service cuts and higher fares.
The Justice Department said Tuesday the agency would...