| Mar 31, 2014
| 4:12 PM
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Johnson & Johnson has accepted an offer of about $4 billion from the private equity firm the Carlyle Group to buy its Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics business.
J&J said Monday that the deal for the blood-testing unit should close...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 3:09 AM
In October the Library of Congress opened a new exhibition featuring the first map of the United States — the first ever to depict the Stars and Stripes. It was printed in New Haven in 1784 by a Connecticut engraver, Abel Buell, just half a year...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 9:00 AM
FALLON, Nev. — The dairy plant with its tangle of stainless steel pipes rises out of the parched landscape here like a beckoning oasis.
Perched on the outskirts of this desert town dotted with small churches and roadside casinos, the factory...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 4:02 PM
Hollywood talent agency William Morris Endeavor along with private equity firm Silver Lake Partners are finalizing a deal to acquire IMG Worldwide Inc., the sports and media entity that represents the likes of NFL star Peyton Manning and pop singer Taylor...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 8:43 PM
Hollywood talent agency William Morris Endeavor and one of its key investors are nearing a deal to acquire sports and media agency IMG Worldwide Inc. for more than $2 billion, according to three people with knowledge of the matter.
The deal, expected to...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The next battleground for Hollywood's hotshot agents is the stadium, not the back lot.
Studios are making fewer films, and paydays for A-list actors and directors aren't as big as they used to be. And though there has been explosive growth in new...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 12:17 PM
Atlanta-based HD Supply is one of the largest wholesale distributors in the U.S. and Canada, providing products and services to customers in infrastructure and energy, maintenance, repair & improvement and specialty construction markets. It has been...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 5:29 PM
One of Baltimore's most prolific developers faces two lawsuits for unpaid bills related to stalled urban renewal projects along the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River.
A lawsuit against Turner Development's principal, Patrick Turner, and a second suit...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 8:26 AM
A report that several private equity firms -- including original investor Bain Capital -- are considering buying Staples Inc. pushed the office supply chain’s stock up as much as 6.2% on Friday.
Acquisition talks are still preliminary and any offer...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 8:09 AM
Billionaire financier Warren Buffett already has his hands in newspapers, jewelry, insurance and other holdings. Now, with the acquisition of Oriental Trading Co., the 82-year-old can add party planning.
Buffett said Friday that his Berkshire Hathaway...