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  • Pilgrim's Pride raises its offer for Hillshire

    Pilgrim's Pride raises its offer for Hillshire
    Hillshire Brands Co. shares hit a new high on Tuesday after Pilgrim's Pride Corp. raised its offer for the Chicago-based food company to $55 per share. Investors are now waiting to see whether bidder Tyson Foods Inc. will come back with yet a higher...
  • Pimco rehiring a former top exec to quell uproar over CEO resignation

    Pacific Investment Management Co. is rehiring a former top executive in its latest bid to overcome the furor still lingering from the surprise resignation of its chief executive early this year. The Newport Beach bond fund giant said Tuesday that Paul...
  • Neel Kashkari says his diverse skills prepare him to serve as governor

    Neel Kashkari says his diverse skills prepare him to serve as governor
    Neel Kashkari's career has taken him from engineering to investment banking to managing the federal government's $700-billion bailout of Wall Street, overseeing stock funds and running for governor — all by age 40. What others might view as a...
  • Tyson makes competing $6.1-billion offer for Hillshire Brands

    Tyson makes competing $6.1-billion offer for Hillshire Brands
    The food fight over Hillshire Brands Co. is getting messier. The Chicago company, maker of Ball Park franks and Jimmy Dean sausage, has received unsolicited takeover offers from two rival meat-processing heavyweights. Tyson Foods Inc. on Thursday...
  • More 401(k) owners seek to diversify their portfolio

    As more employers offer customized portfolio advice, 401(k) owners may be asking, "Am I really all that different?" Paralyzed by arguably too many choices (or not enough good choices), 401(k) owners increasingly say they want more than just a lineup of...
  • Judge bans investment manager from securities business

    Judge bans investment manager from securities business
    A federal judge has banned a Central Florida investment manager from the securities industry and fined him $660,000 for making false claims and using deceptive advertising about investment returns. Max J. Zavanelli, a longtime brokerage entrepreneur and...
  • Landmark Bank takes over closed Valley Bank

    Landmark Bank takes over closed Valley Bank
    Fort Lauderdale-based Valley Bank opened Monday as part of Landmark Bank after regulators closed the troubled bank after office hours Friday. Valley Bank, with branches in Hollywood and Davie and two in Fort Lauderdale, was the first South Florida...
  • Peoples Gas parent Integrys being bought for $5.7 billion

    Peoples Gas parent Integrys being bought for $5.7 billion
    It was just before Christmas that Gale Klappa, chairman and CEO of Wisconsin Energy Corp., asked Charlie Schrock, his counterpart at Chicago-based Integrys Energy Group Inc., out to dinner. Sitting in a restaurant in Chicago, Klappa didn’t mince...
  • AbbVie's $46 billion bid for Irish rival rejected

    Irish pharmaceutical company Shire Plc said Friday it had rejected a $46.3 billion takeover offer from North Chicago-based AbbVie Inc., thwarting, at least for now, the company’s attempt to tap into the London-listed company’s low tax rate....
  • Can't decide where to invest? You're not alone

    Can't decide where to invest? You're not alone
    If you are agonizing over where to invest your money, you aren't alone. The pros are there with you — nervous about stocks and bonds as clear opportunities become fuzzy in both. As the best and brightest fund managers talked at Morningstar's...
  • Many factors can impact retirement-savings risk decisions

    A basic tenet of retirement planning instructs investors to tilt their sails to more conservative shores as their retirement beachhead nears. One of the oldest personal finance rules of thumb held that one should subtract his or her age from 100, and...