| Nov 17, 2013
As a corporate executive, Roland Smith is a fixer, repairing beleaguered companies. In his leisure time, he also embraces risk, climbing mountains and riding motorcycles. In the Army, he was a test pilot.
Analysts and merger experts say Smith, 59, may...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
SWEETWATER STATION, Wyo. — In the fading afternoon light, the barnyard is turning raucous: the chickens are clucking, peacocks are pacing and sheep are bawling, making the llama a bit nervous. The donkey just works his gums as though chawing on a...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 7:07 AM
Editor's note: This is a guest post from Mike Tietjens of crazytowndeals.com.
Most, if not all, Black Friday deals will be offered online -- and most will hit the web before the in-store sales begin.
These Best Buy deals have gone live today,...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 2:45 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn is backing a review of tax breaks he and lawmakers have granted to nearly a dozen businesses the last several years, saying the state needs to take a comprehensive look at the incentives and must consider changing how much corporations...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 6:24 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn dropped his appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court over his failed attempt to withhold legislators' paychecks until they sent him a bill to overhaul the state's public employee pension system, clearing the way to collect nearly $74,000 in...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Tax day won't be an ordinary work day for Kasi Hernandez, who will get into the shop before dawn, hours before other employees arrive. He's not an accountant or a tax preparer, though, and he's not working a hot line for stressed taxpayers. He makes...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 7:56 AM
Office supply giant Staples Inc. is planning to close as many as 225 North American stores while slashing annualized costs by up to $500 million by the end of 2015.
The Framingham, Mass., company, which has been pressured by online competitors such as...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 7:49 AM
Gov. Rick Scott confirmed Friday that he used his special Quick Action Closing Fund to retain Office Depot's headquarters in Boca Raton.
The governor, in Boca to announce 50 new jobs to be created by TouchSuite, said he authorized the new incentive...
| Feb 2, 2014
About a week ago, Zimmerman Advertising's 750 employees in Fort Lauderdale walked for the first time into their new corporate headquarters. Many said they were blown away by the change from their old office, just two miles away.
Light flows through...
| May 6, 2014
| 8:01 AM
Office supply giant Office Depot Inc. plans to close at least 400 stores in the U.S. following the purchase of rival OfficeMax last year.
The Boca Raton, Fla., company said 150 locations are scheduled to close this year, with the rest closing by the end...
| May 6, 2014
| 4:09 AM
Office Depot said Tuesday it plans to close 400 U.S. stores, with 150 stores slated to close in 2014. The company has multiple stores in Hampton Roads.
Boca Raton-based Office Depot completed its $1.2 billion merger with OfficeMax last year. The office-...