| Apr 21, 2014
| 5:33 PM
A paper-thin sheet of polyester thousands of feet long rolled about four miles an hour through a coating machine, filling the space at Elkridge Coating Technologies on Monday afternoon with a steady, low hum. It's the sound of chances taken, a business...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), so far the most visible Capitol Hill lawmaker to oppose Comcast's merger with Time Warner Cable, is pointing to Netflix's experience as an example of why the transaction should be blocked.
Netflix earlier this week announced...
| 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...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Does a stock fund that consistently generates low-single-digit returns deserve a place in the Kiplinger 25? The answer, we think, is yes -- if the fund in question practices a strategy that's so tame that its risk profile is closer to a medium-maturity...
| 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...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 9:00 AM
The nation’s airline industry has undergone so many mergers in the last decade that just four airlines and their regional carriers control more than 80% of all domestic air traffic.
And despite warnings from consumer advocates, the merger mania is...
| 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...
| Nov 19, 2013
Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice essentially caved on its attempt to block the merger between American Airlines and US Airways. It extracted a few face-saving concessions, declared victory and then folded its tent. The merger will now almost...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Comcast exec VP David L. Cohen defended Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable, saying that it is "a lot less scary, a lot less large and a lot less complicated than some people would like to make it."
"When you think about it, in the video...
| 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...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Bob Iger made good on his promise to move quickly in name a successor for Anne Sweeney. ABC News president Ben Sherwood will take the reins as Disney/ABC Television Group early next year after Sweeney steps down.
Sherwood was a front-runner for the job...