Mergers and Acquisitions
Jan 27, 2011
Comcast gains control of NBC Friday, seeking to restore the network's lineup of shows after a string of primetime fiascos.
Jan 22, 2011
Two companies are currently in a legal battle that could dramatically alter the way publicly traded companies change hands in the U.S. One company is using the "poison pill" tactic, which increases the number of shares to make a takeover prohibitively expensive.
Jan 14, 2011
After news came that Google was trying to buy out a airline data firm, the U.S. Justice Department started looking into the deal. Google's used to government attention, but it may also now be costing the company some business. Steve Henn explains.
Jan 12, 2011
Manufacturing conglomerate ITT announced today that it's splitting into three separate companies, focusing on aerospace and defense, industrial products and water management. Bob Moon explains why the decision to split a large conglomerate can be a good idea.
Dec 23, 2010
Investors, like private equity firms, are eyeing companies like Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts. Prices are still low and there's signs that the economy is slowly, but surely, in recovery.
Nov 30, 2010
Marketplace Jennifer Collins looks into why Google may offer billions for the coupons website.
Nov 26, 2010
Tess Vigeland talks to Felix Salmon from Reuters and New York Times Dealbook contributor Heidi Moore about Ireland's debt crisis and the latest in buyouts.
Nov 8, 2010
Along with super discounted books and the latest electronic widget, you can order diapers now at Amazon.com. Reporter Jennifer Collins takes a look at Amazon's latest move towards the everyday household products market.
Oct 11, 2010
Bain Capital offered nearly $2 billion for children's store Gymboree. What makes kid's clothing so appealing to investors? Marketplace's Alisa Roth reports.