| Apr 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Comcast Corp., already the nation's largest cable and Internet provider, says it needs to get bigger to compete against the formidable giants of Silicon Valley.
The Philadelphia-based cable behemoth said in a government filing Tuesday that its...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 11:48 AM
Citing a drop in market share by the busiest port complex in the U.S., the Los Angeles 2020 Commission has issued a recommendation to merge the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, an idea likely to revive tensions between the rival seaports.
| Apr 9, 2014
| 1:11 PM
Comcast and Time Warner Cable today brought their road show to the U.S. Senate, trying to prove that their proposed $40-billion merger will bring fabulous service to consumers, create new competition and, one would think, end the stalemate over the...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are like the Coke and Pepsi of U.S. maritime transportation.
They seem similar, they dominate the competition but they have a long history of less-than-friendly rivalry. Now, an independent commission's proposal...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Once again there is speculation that satellite broadcasters Dish and DirecTV are in merger talks, this time courtesy of a story in Bloomberg.
These stories have been popping up about every six months. Typically, the stocks of both companies get a nice...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Despite the PR pitch by Time Warner Cable and Comcast explaining why their $45-billion merger is good for you, the consumer -- More innovation! Faster broadband! Better service! -- one of the real driving factors in the deal emerged in a regulatory filing...
| 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...