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E-books, music... and diapers?

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.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, Retail

Big bucks offered for children's apparel retailer

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.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, Retail

Wal-Mart eyes Africa for expansion

Sep 27, 2010
The big box chain is looking to tap the African market through the South African chain Massmart.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, Retail

Southwest, AirTran will have to 'keep it simpler'

Sep 27, 2010
Southwest Airlines' acquisition of AirTran means it can expand into new markets, but it also means that it'll have to re-think its "keep it simple" motto and structure.
Posted In: Airlines, Mergers and Acquisitions

U.K. frets over biscuit brand takeover

Sep 27, 2010
The U.K. could be on the receiving end of a foreign takeover bid. The Chinese are reported to be stalking one of Britain's biggest food companies, United Biscuits, and it's causing a flurry of concern. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Food, Mergers and Acquisitions

The future of NBC Universal sans Zucker

Sep 24, 2010
Once the deal between NBC Universal and Comcast closes, Jeff Zucker will be leaving his post as the TV network and cable giant. So what does this mean for NBC?
Posted In: Entertainment, Mergers and Acquisitions

United and Continental, a marriage of equals

Sep 17, 2010
Like any marriage, the merger between the two airline giants has qualities that complements the others. But also like any marriage, economists predict some tough talks will be had to settle issues such as a pilots' pay.
Posted In: Airlines, Mergers and Acquisitions

What United-Continental means for us

Sep 17, 2010
Shareholders of United and Continental airlines have been voting for a few weeks now. We're going to get the results today on whether the two will merge to create the world's biggest airline. Tony Arnold reports on what the merger would mean for the airline industry.
Posted In: Airlines, Mergers and Acquisitions

United, Continental shareholders vote

Sep 17, 2010
Shareholders of United and Continental Airlines will vote on the airlines' proposed merger. Reporter Nancy Marshall Genzer talks with Bill Radke about why these two airlines want to merge and how effective these types of mergers are.
Posted In: Airlines, Mergers and Acquisitions

Burger King going private, again

Sep 2, 2010
Burger King is going private for the second time in eight years. Being a private company may give time for the company to rejuvenate the brand, or the new investors can just borrow and not invest money into the company, like the last time.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

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