| Mar 24, 2014
| 6:30 AM
LONDON -- As the lineup for the third Sundance London film and music festival is unveiled, Variety talks to John Cooper, director of the Sundance Film Festival, and Trevor Groth, Sundance's director of programming, about the selection (see below for...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 8:57 AM
McDonald’s Corp. on Monday cautioned that weak sales so far this year will pressure its first-quarter margins, as the world’s largest restaurant company struggles to keep up with competitors and stand out during a chilly winter.
| Jun 19, 2014
| 3:04 PM
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...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 12:26 PM
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...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 3:30 AM
Reports: Weekly mortgage applications, January federal budget
Local earnings: Acco Brands, Deere & Co., Hospira Inc., Mondelez International Inc., Morningstar Inc., Nanosphere Inc.
Other earnings: Applied Materials, CBS Corp., Cheesecake Factory, Dr....
| May 29, 2014
| 6:25 PM
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...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Stock prices are near all-time highs, but the real place to be this year is the bond market.
To the surprise of many on Wall Street, the long-underestimated fixed-income market is quietly outperforming its equity counterpart.
Many investors expected...
| May 16, 2014
| 2:26 PM
McDonald’s Corp. admits its efforts to fix things in Germany and Japan will take time and that it needs to pay better attention to what customers want, two company executives said on Friday.
The world’s largest restaurant company says that it...
| May 18, 2014
Research labs closed by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer dot the country: Illinois. Michigan. New Jersey. New York. North Carolina.
Maryland officials don't want this state to join that list.
After Pfizer declared its desire to buy AstraZeneca — which...
| May 19, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Mutual-fund fees are declining as the stock market rises and investors become savvier about expenses, according to a new study.
The sharp rise in share prices last year triggered discounts in which fees in many funds dropped as the assets in those...
| May 21, 2014
| 4:55 PM
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...