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Staples Agrees to Buy Office Depot for $6.3 Billion, Creating an Office-Supply Behemoth
Staples

Staples Agrees to Buy Office Depot for $6.3 Billion, Creating an Office-Supply Behemoth

If approved, the deal would combine the No. 1 U.S. office supplier with its closest rival, creating a new company with expected annual revenue of $39 billion.
Catherine Clifford
Tootsie Roll Appoints 83-Year-Old Widow as CEO; Sale Rumors Swirl
Leadership

Tootsie Roll Appoints 83-Year-Old Widow as CEO; Sale Rumors Swirl

Ellen Gordon, 83, will succeed her 95-year-old husband, Melvin, who was the oldest CEO of any company listed on the New York Stock Exchange or the Nasdaq Stock Market.
Geoff Weiss
EBay's Breakup Plans May Open Door for Ecommerce Deals
Mergers and Acquisitions

EBay's Breakup Plans May Open Door for Ecommerce Deals

Splitting into three different companies could accommodate would-be suitors, signaling a potential merger fight after the breakup.
BlackBerry Shares Drop After Denying Talks of $7.5 Billion Samsung Acquisition
Mergers and Acquisitions

BlackBerry Shares Drop After Denying Talks of $7.5 Billion Samsung Acquisition

The rumored buyout is said to be a bid for BlackBerry's valuable trove of patents.
Geoff Weiss
Shareholder Tells Yahoo: Stop the Large-Scale Acquisitions
Yahoo

Shareholder Tells Yahoo: Stop the Large-Scale Acquisitions

Starboard Value said that if Yahoo pursues its rumored purchase of Scripps Networks, it would indicate that a 'significant leadership change' is required at the tech giant.
Everett Rosenfeld
Verizon CEO: No 'Significant' Talks to Buy AOL
Mergers and Acquisitions

Verizon CEO: No 'Significant' Talks to Buy AOL

Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam said reports that the company has held concrete talks to acquire AOL are 'not accurate.'
Coach Scoops Up Shoemaker Stuart Weitzman for $574 Million
Acquisitions

Coach Scoops Up Shoemaker Stuart Weitzman for $574 Million

The move is designed to further diversify the handbag maker's sales.
John Kell
If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em: Why Two Competitors Joined Forces in the Fight to Beat Cancer
Competition

If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em: Why Two Competitors Joined Forces in the Fight to Beat Cancer

Sometimes it makes sense to merge with your competition. Yael Cohen Braun and Julie Greenbaum didn't always think so, but they do now.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
From Instagram to WhatsApp: A Snapshot of Facebook's Acquisitions (Infographic)
Infographics

From Instagram to WhatsApp: A Snapshot of Facebook's Acquisitions (Infographic)

Facebook has spent billions acquiring companies over the years. Here's what it bought, and why.
Carly Okyle
The Case for Never Selling Your Company
Mergers and Acquisitions

The Case for Never Selling Your Company

Did you start your own business to run it or to sell it?
Girish Navani
Once Purchased for $92 Million, This Seafood Restaurant Just Sold for a Fraction of That
Mergers and Acquisitions

Once Purchased for $92 Million, This Seafood Restaurant Just Sold for a Fraction of That

In 2008, Ruth's Hospitality Group bought Mitchell's Fish Market for $92 million. Then, the recession hit.
Kate Taylor
Will Ferrell's 'Funny Or Die' Seeks Up to $300 Million in Possible Sale
News and trends

Will Ferrell's 'Funny Or Die' Seeks Up to $300 Million in Possible Sale

The comedy site has hired a financial adviser to field unsolicited offers, CEO Dick Glover wrote in a memo to employees.
Geoff Weiss
Some Unhappy Yahoo Investors Are Asking AOL for a Rescue
Mergers and Acquisitions

Some Unhappy Yahoo Investors Are Asking AOL for a Rescue

Should a combined Yahoo and AOL be led by Tim Armstrong?
Yahoo May Buy Brightroll in Billion-Dollar Bid to Bolster Video Ad Sales
Mergers and Acquisitions

Yahoo May Buy Brightroll in Billion-Dollar Bid to Bolster Video Ad Sales

The 8-year-old San Francisco startup Brightroll helps leading brands target their video ads for the web's biggest video publishers.
Geoff Weiss