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  • 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...
  • Fund managers stockpile cash as defense against pricey stocks

     Fund managers stockpile cash as defense against pricey stocks
    Some of the most admired managers in the mutual fund business are ducking away from stocks. It's an unusual move that reflects some squeamishness about soaring stock prices. They are storing as much as a third of their clients' money in cash. In effect,...
  • Help for stashing your cash

    Help for stashing your cash
    Searching for a place to stash cash is frustrating. You could put the money in a savings account and earn virtually nothing. You could put it in a money market fund and suffer the same fate. You could select a short-term bond fund, but you will get...
  • Germany, Japan, U.S. markets are fixer-uppers for McDonald's

    Germany, Japan, U.S. markets are fixer-uppers for McDonald's
    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...
  • Mondelez, Master Blenders to create global coffee company

    Mondelez, Master Blenders to create global coffee company
    Mondelez International Inc. is combining its coffee business, which includes brands like Maxwell House and Gevalia, with one from a smaller rival and restructuring its business as growth in the global snacks business slows. Mondelez and D.E Master...
  • Bonds are quietly outperforming stocks

    Bonds are quietly outperforming stocks
    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...
  • 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...
  • Pfizer's interest in AstraZeneca worries Maryland

    Pfizer's interest in AstraZeneca worries Maryland
    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...
  • Office Depot to close 400 stores

    Office Depot to close 400 stores
    Office Depot plans to close 400 U.S. stores — more than a fifth of its Office Depot and OfficeMax locations — by 2016, the company said Tuesday. Of those, 150 are slated to close late this year, after the back-to-school season. Boca Raton-...
  • Mutual-fund fees decline as stocks rise and investors get smarter

    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...
  • ComEd customers face big price increases

    ComEd customers face big price increases
    Just as the Chicago area is getting ready for air conditioning weather, residents can expect to be jolted by higher electric bills. Starting June 1, Commonwealth Edison customers on average will see monthly bills jump 21 percent, to about $82 a month...