| Feb 6, 2013
| 8:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Slumping personal computer maker Dell is bowing out of the stock market in a $24.4 billion buyout that represents the largest deal of its kind since the Great Recession dried up the financing for such risky maneuvers.
| Feb 6, 2013
| 8:03 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — It's easy to forget now, but Michael Dell was the Mark Zuckerberg of his day.
Hailed as a young genius, he created the inexpensive, made-to-order personal computer in his University of Texas dorm room and sold it straight to the...
| Feb 10, 2013
After turning squeamish early in the week, investors returned to the stock market and sent the Standard & Poor's 500 index to 1,517 Friday, the highest level since November 2007.
It hasn't hit the all-time high of 1,565 of October 2007, but it was an...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 8:55 AM
Aside from the business suit he was wearing, which he joked was rented for the occasion, Sam Zell was never more himself than when he appeared at a New York lender conference in April 2007 to hawk his $8.2 billion buyout of Tribune Co.
| Jan 3, 2013
| 5:41 PM
Percolating for weeks, Tom O’Brien’s return to Virginia’s football coaching staff as associate head coach became reality Thursday.
The final hurdle was O’Brien’s contract at North Carolina State, which fired him as head...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:30 PM
| Jan 6, 2013
| 3:20 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — They walked into a Manhattan hotel, knowing they were running out of time to save their season.
After 16 hours of tense talks, the NHL and its players finally achieved their elusive deal early Sunday morning, finding a way to...
| Jan 8, 2012
| 6:49 PM
So Newt Gingrich is borrowing from the Democrats' oppo-reserach book with his attacks on Mitt Romney's legacy as a leveraged buyout artist. Suddenly leveraged buyouts are "predatory" and "paper shuffling," Gingrich says, according to the NYT. Financed...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 4:32 PM
See the first collection here New York Times: Mr. Tyler, a former long-time aide to Mr. Gingrich who helped set up the super PAC supporting him, [said] “I’m a capitalist, I’m a conservative.I’ve spent a lot of time defending free.....
| Dec 28, 2011
| 3:00 AM
We’re back. Hope everyone enjoyed their holiday and is getting ready for another one at week’s end.
While I was taking a few days off, the Associated Press released its final payrolls for each Major League Baseball team’s 40-man roster....
| Apr 30, 2012
| 12:05 PM
SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego-based biotech firm Gen-Probe announced Monday it has agreed to a $3.7 billion buyout by Hologic Inc., a Bedford, Mass., maker of medical devices.
Gen-Probe, with 1,400 employees, produces molecular diagnostic products,...