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PRINT MERGERS: Gannet has reportedly been in merger talks with GateHouse Media. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Gannett climbs on report of merger talks with Gatehouse Media

NEW YORK – Gannett Co., the publisher that owns USA Today, climbed as much as 9.3% on a report that it held merger talks with...

Tronc soars on report that it may sell newspapers to buyout...

NEW YORK - Tronc Inc., the publishing chain that owns the Chicago Tribune, rallied the most in six months on a report that it’s considering...
MATTEL HAS INFORMED Hasbro that its acquisition proposal undervalues the company. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

Mattel drops on report that it rebuffed approach from Hasbro

NEW YORK - Mattel Inc. slipped in late trading on a report that it rebuffed a takeover approach from rival Hasbro Inc., spurning a deal...
AN EMPLOYEE STOCKS the shelves with fresh peppers in the produce section of a Whole Foods Market Inc. store in Dublin, Ohio, U.S., on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. Whole Foods Market Inc. posted fiscal fourth-quarter profit that topped analysts' estimates as the grocery-store chain slashed prices to win over bargain-hunting shoppers. The shares soared the most in four years. BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ TY WRIGHT

Amazon to acquire Whole Foods in $13.7B bet on groceries

Updated at 10:22 a.m. NEW YORK - Inc. will acquire  Whole Foods Market Inc. for $13.7 billion, a bombshell of a deal that catapults the...
SEARS HOLDINGS Corp. acknowledged “substantial doubt” about its ability to keep operating. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO

Sears warns of ‘substantial doubt’ about company’s future

NEW YORK - Sears Holdings Corp. acknowledged “substantial doubt” about its ability to keep operating, raising fresh concerns about a company that has lost...

Sears plans to close almost 80 stores; no R.I. stores on...

NEW YORK - Sears Holdings Corp., the struggling retailer run by hedge fund investor Eddie Lampert, will shut almost 80 stores as part of...

Dunkin’ brands tumbles as annual forecast misses estimates

NEW YORK - Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc., owner of the Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins chains, fell the most since 2011 after the company’s annual...

Hasbro teams up with Disney to develop ‘Frozen,’ princess dolls

NEW YORK - Hasbro Inc., seeking to make gains on Mattel Inc. in the market for girls’ toys, will develop dolls based on Walt...
COX ENTERPRISES INC. has purchased a 25 percent stake in AutoTrader Group from Providence Equity Partners, a stake the Wall Street Journal estimated at $1.8 billion. Cox will now own 98 percent of the business, with the rest held by current and former employees, according to a statement made Friday.

Cox to buy back 25% stake in AutoTrader from Prov. Equity

NEW YORK – Cox Enterprises Inc., the media holding company, agreed to buy back a 25 percent stake in AutoTrader Group from Providence Equity...

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