Mergers and Acquisitions
Feb 7, 2011
AOL's still looking to shake its dial-up image from the nineties and move into 2011. The company hopes the purchase of The Huffington Post -- and its new network of hyper-local news sites -- will help the company into the realm of media and entertainment. David Gura explains.
Jan 29, 2011
In its merger with NBC Universal, Comcast will now be overseeing NBC's news divisions. Some worry it could compromise news operations.
Jan 28, 2011
That old slogan, "Nobody doesn't like Sara Lee" doesn't apply anymore. After years of declining business, and failed attempts to sell itself, Sara Lee is splitting into two companies. One domestic. One foreign. And, yes, there will still be cheesecake.
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.