Ownership changes

September 25, 2018 - 10:00 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Arby's owner Inspire Brands is buying the Sonic drive-in hamburger chain. Inspire is paying $43.50 per share cash, or $2.3 billion, for Sonic, which has 3,600 restaurants in the U.S. Inspire expects the deal to close by the end of this year. Sonic will operate as a separate business...
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FILE - This Friday, July 25, 2014, file photo shows a view of the headquarters of the Italian Sky television broadcaster in Milan, Italy. British regulators say that the corporate battle between 21st Century Fox and Comcast to take over broadcaster Sky will be settled by auction, commencing at 5 p.m. on Sept. 21 and ending on the evening of Sept. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
September 20, 2018 - 2:39 pm
LONDON (AP) — Comcast and 21st Century Fox will settle their battle for control of broadcaster Sky through a rare auction designed to put an end to months of offers and counteroffers from the American media empires seeking a foothold in the European pay TV market. The auction will begin after the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2010, file photo, Adrienne Esposito, left, director of Citizens Campaign for the Environment, and Stella Miller, president of the Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society, look over the beach from the top of an old battery, previously used for defense, on Plum Island in New York. Lawmakers in Connecticut and New York are moving in September 2018 to block the sale of Plum Island, the latest effort to block private development on the former germ warfare testing site in Long Island Sound that is also a habitat for over 200 bird species. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
September 19, 2018 - 1:04 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Lawmakers from New York and Connecticut have joined environmental groups in ramping up efforts to block the federal government from selling Plum Island, the mysterious piece of land in Long Island Sound that for years housed an animal disease research facility. The lawmakers...
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FILE- In this Sept. 8, 2011, file photo shoppers gather outside the Henri Bendel store on Fifth Avenue during Fashion's Night Out in New York. Henri Bendel, known for its brown and white striped shopping bags, is closing in the new year. The luxury retailer’s parent company, L Brands Inc., said that Henri Bendel’s 23 stores and its website will shut down in January but that it’ll carry new merchandise during the holiday season. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
September 14, 2018 - 10:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The luxury retailer Henri Bendel, which opened its doors in New York's Greenwich Village at the end of the 19th century, is closing. L Brands Inc., which acquired the brand in 1985, said that the 23 Bendel stores will turn out the lights in January. The Columbus, Ohio, company said...
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Thomas Reeg, president of Eldorado Resorts, testifies Sept. 12, 2018 before the New Jersey Casino Control Commission in Atlantic City, N.J. about the company's plans for the Tropicana casino in Atlantic City, which it is in the process of buying. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
September 12, 2018 - 6:59 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Eldorado Resorts was given temporary approval to own Atlantic City's Tropicana casino, expressing optimism about a growing market rather than nervousness over increasing competition. The Reno, Nevada-based company is taking over the Atlantic City as part of a $1.85...
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September 11, 2018 - 4:48 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's two main department store chains are set to merge in a deal under which Canada-based Hudson's Bay Co. will form a joint venture with Austria's Signa. The deal announced Tuesday will bring together Karstadt, owned by Signa, and Kaufhof, owned by HBC. It also includes HBC...
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A protester waves a trade union flag during a protest to highlight the problems faced by Indian farmers, workers and agricultural laborers, at Jantar Mantar, an area near the Indian parliament where citizens from across the country assemble for protests, in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. Thousands of farmers, workers and agricultural laborers march through New Delhi streets demanding better wages, more jobs, better prices for farm produce and an end to privatization of state-run companies. Agriculture employs more than half of India's 1.3 billion people, but its shrinking earnings means it now only adds 15 percent to India's economy. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
September 05, 2018 - 6:48 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of farmers, workers and agricultural laborers marched Wednesday to India's Parliament demanding better wages, more jobs, higher prices for their produce and an end to privatization of state-run companies. Waving red communist flags and banners, the protesters blamed the...
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FILE - This May 23, 2017, file photo shows a variety of Campbell's soups in a grocery cart at a store in Phoenix. Campbell Soup Co. plans to focus on its core snacks and soup business in North America and sell its international business, paying down debt. The Camden, N.J., company said Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, it’s working urgently to complete all the moves by next July. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
August 30, 2018 - 12:53 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Campbell Soup Co. plans to focus on its core snacks and soup business in North America and sell its international business and pay down debt. The moves announced Thursday follow a review it began in May, when Campbell also announced the retirement of then-CEO Denise Morrison, as...
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FILE - This May 23, 2017, file photo shows a variety of Campbell's soups in a grocery cart at a store in Phoenix. Campbell Soup Co. plans to focus on its core snacks and soup business in North America and sell its international business, paying down debt. The Camden, N.J., company said Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, it’s working urgently to complete all the moves by next July. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
August 30, 2018 - 7:47 am
Campbell Soup Co. plans to focus on its core snacks and soup business in North America and sell its international business, paying down debt. The Camden, New Jersey, company said Thursday it's working urgently to complete all the moves by next July. The planned sales will leave Campbell Soup with...
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August 29, 2018 - 12:26 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The new secretary of veterans affairs pledged to the American Legion on Wednesday that he won't privatize his agency's health care services even as it increases options for veterans to seek care in the private sector. Robert Wilkie, who was sworn in last month, also pledged...
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