Jan 29, 2013 OpenTable, one of the biggest online restaurant reservation sites, will pay $10 million for Foodspotting and its hordes of amateur photographers.
Dec 27, 2012 Private-equity group Blackstone plans a public stock offering of SeaWorld Entertainment. The home of Shamu is now profitable but heavily indebted.
Jan 15, 2013 It's another sign the global business world has become less centralized and more diffuse. The company poised to buy the New York Stock Exchange for more than $8 billion is based not in a world financial center, but in Atlanta.
Dec 3, 2012 America’s biggest airline, Delta, is reported to be bidding for a big stake in Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic. The deal could lead to Branson giving up control of the carrier he founded.
Nov 23, 2012 Glencore, the Swiss commodities trading firm, is trying to takeover a mining company called Xstrata. And the deal just got a stamp of approval from European regulators.
Oct 31, 2012 Hollywood insider Sharon Waxman, of The Wrap, breaks down Disney's $4.05 billion deal to buy filmmaker George Lucas' production company, Lucasfilm.
Oct 15, 2012 Softbank, Japan’s No. 3 mobile phone network, agrees to buy a majority stake in Sprint, in a bold bid to take on giants AT&T and Verizon.
Aug 29, 2012 United’s technical team is scrambling to solve the computer problems that caused long lines of angry people. United has struggled with this since acquiring Continental in 2010.
Aug 27, 2012 The separate brands are expected to survive a merger of their parent companies.
Aug 20, 2012 The $5.7 billion deal with let Aetna double its number of Medicaid members.