Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

(Adds Axian Group) Nov 7 (Reuters) – The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1330 GMT on Thursday: ** A consortium composed of Madagascar’s Axian Group and Africa-focused private equity firm Emerging Capital Partners (ECP) will acquire a 51% stake in Togo’s state telecommunications company, Togocom, the government said. ** Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG) and Singapore-based […]

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Today is World Teachers Day; how much do teachers earn in the US?

Kamala Harris unveils $315B plan to boost teacher pay Democratic Strategist Blake Rutherford and RealClearPolitics contributor Anneke Green on the Democratic field in the 2020 presidential race and Sen. Kamala Harris’ plan to boost teacher pay. As educators around the globe observe this year's World Teachers Day, how much they should get paid remains a hotly debated topic. Continue Reading […]

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This Day in Business History: May 15

1918: U.S. airmail begins service between Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York. 1930: Registered nurse Ellen Church, the first airline stewardess, goes on duty aboard an Oakland-to-Chicago flight operated by Boeing Air Transport, a forerunner of United Airlines. 1940: DuPont begins selling its nylon stockings nationally. 1963: Weight Watchers is incorporated in New York. 2009: General Motors tells about 1,100 […]

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April Fools' Day pranks: McDonald's, T-Mobile and 6 others that tricked customers

Kellogg to sell cookie business Kellogg announced plans to sell its Keebler cookie business to Nutella-owner Ferrero. Some of the world’s top companies and business leaders couldn’t resist pranking the public Monday on April Fools’ Day. Continue Reading Below Businesses have regularly utilized social media to capitalize on April Fools’ Day with viral marketing stunts in recent years. Amazon-owned Audible, […]

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Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

March 20 (Reuters) – The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1000 GMT on Wednesday: ** U.S. supermarket chain Kroger Co said it would sell its Turkey Hill business to an affiliate of private equity firm Peak Rock Capital. ** Helsinki-headquartered Invesdor has agreed to buy Austrian peer Finnest in an all-share deal, hoping the acquisition will […]

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Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

March 19 (Reuters) – The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1000 GMT on Tuesday: ** Columbia Pacific Management’s Asian hospital business has drawn interest from global private equity players, including KKR, CVC and Carlyle, in a sale the U.S. investment company has pegged at about $2 billion, sources with knowledge of the matter said. ** The […]

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Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

(Adds Brookfield Asset Management) March 13 (Reuters) – The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Wednesday: ** Brookfield Asset Management Inc said it will buy most of Oaktree Capital Management in a roughly $4.8 billion deal, creating an alternative-asset manager that will challenge the likes of industry giant Blackstone Group . ** Delta Air […]

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Liberal activists planning day of protests against Trump’s national emergency declaration

What makes the border security crisis now a national emergency? Former Trump administration EPA official Mandy Gunasekara says President Trump wants to build the wall to keep America safe. Liberal activists are planning nationwide protests on Monday against President Trump’s national emergency declaration on the southern border, embracing the hashtag #FakeNationalEmergency. The demonstrations are being organized for Presidents Day, the […]

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US, China hold 2nd day of talks with no tariff decision

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer walk together as they leave their hotel in Beijing, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. U.S. and Chinese negotiators opened talks Thursday on a sprawling trade dispute as Beijing reported its January exports rebounded despite President Donald Trump’s tariff hikes. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein) U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators held a […]

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