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Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers

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  • DirecTV accuses Dish Network retailer of illegal sales ploys

    DirecTV accuses Dish Network retailer of illegal sales ploys
    Apparently when it comes to selling satellite TV, anything goes. In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Sacramento, satellite broadcaster DirecTV accuses Dish One, a retailer majority-owned by rival Dish Network, of using all sorts of duplicitous and...
  • Media executives predict growth and mergers in 2014

    Media executives predict growth and mergers in 2014
    The improving global economy has given media executives confidence for fiscal improvement in 2014 -- a year that could be punctuated by mergers and acquisitions in the media and entertainment sectors, according to a new report. Consulting firm Ernst &...
  • Sale of Riverside Press-Enterprise not closed; Belo threatens suit

    Sale of Riverside Press-Enterprise not closed; Belo threatens suit
    A planned sale of the Riverside Press-Enterprise to the owner of the Orange County Register has not yet closed three days after the deadline, according to the newspaper’s current owner. In a statement published after the close of the stock market,...
  • Trade Commission gives go-ahead to Office Depot, OfficeMax merger

    Trade Commission gives go-ahead to Office Depot, OfficeMax merger
    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Friday gave approval to a proposed $1.2-billion merger of Office Depot Inc. and OfficeMax, concluding that the move won't harm competition. The Trade Commission, which in 1997 blocked the merger of Office Depot Inc....
  • Occidental Petroleum to sell stakes in Middle East, North Africa

    Occidental Petroleum to sell stakes in Middle East, North Africa
    Occidental Petroleum Corp. is selling off a minority stake in Middle East and North Africa oil fields along with other assets in an effort to boost value for shareholders. The Westwood oil and gas giant said those decisions come as part of a push to...
  • Is Obamacare forcing Bonnie Doon Ice Cream out of business?

    Is Obamacare forcing Bonnie Doon Ice Cream out of business?
    This post has been corrected. See note at bottom for details. Maybe you’ve heard about the beloved local ice cream company that’s been forced to close its doors because of Obamacare? Earlier this week, Newt Gingrich shared the dreadful...
  • Cinedigm acquires entertainment assets of Gaiam Inc.

    Cinedigm acquires entertainment assets of Gaiam Inc.
    Cinedigm Corp. said it has agreed to acquire the entertainment assets of Gaiam Inc., a leading distributor of home entertainment brands and content, for $51.5 million. The acquisition, the largest to date for Cinedigm, is the latest move by the...
  • Omnicom, Publicis merger could benefit rivals, spur other deals

    Omnicom, Publicis merger could benefit rivals, spur other deals
    The planned merger of Omnicom Group Inc. in New York and Publicis Groupe in Paris into the world's biggest advertising firm gives the combined company lots of clout.  The deal was designed to give the new company more leverage when negotiating...
  • U.S. antitrust suit sheds light on US Airways business practices

    U.S. antitrust suit sheds light on US Airways business practices
    The Justice Department on Tuesday filed an antitrust suit seeking to block the merger of US Airways and American Airlines, but buried inside the complaint is some internal correspondence by US Airways executives, including Chief Executive Doug Parker,...
  • Temporary staffing firm On Assignment booms as U.S. economy improves

    Temporary staffing firm On Assignment booms as U.S. economy improves
    Sometimes, employers aren't looking for a long-term, committed relationship. That's where On Assignment Inc. comes in. The Calabasas firm provides skilled employees — many of them in the technology field — to companies looking for...
  • It's tuneup time for Proposition 13

    It's tuneup time for Proposition 13
    Has anyone started a pool on how long Proposition 13 will remain standing, the way it now stands? The process that made Proposition 13 possible is 100 years old, but the revolutionary tax makeover is 35. And it could be argued that its effect on the...