Ownership changes

April 07, 2019 - 11:20 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A South Carolina publisher of books of local history and interest has bought a New Orleans company showcasing books about state and local history. The companies said in a news release Thursday that Arcadia Publishing and History Press of Charleston has bought a "significant...
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March 28, 2019 - 6:15 am
BERLIN (AP) — German automaker Daimler and China's Geely, its largest shareholder, are setting up a joint venture to develop and operate Daimler's Smart compact car brand worldwide as an all-electric car maker. The two companies said Thursday that the 50-50 joint venture should be finalized by the...
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March 27, 2019 - 3:31 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German rail company Deutsche Bahn says it is examining the sale of its Britain-based subsidiary Arriva. Deutsche Bahn said in a statement Wednesday that its supervisory board has asked management to pursue "various options" for a sale. Arriva had a turnover of 5.44 billion euros ($6...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., joined at left by Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Frank Pallone, D-N.J., speaks at an event to announce legislation to lower health care costs and protect people with pre-existing medical conditions, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. The Democratic action comes after the Trump administration told a federal appeals court that the entire Affordable Care Act, known as "Obamacare," should be struck down as unconstitutional. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 27, 2019 - 2:13 pm
Centene is spending more than $15 billion on rival WellCare to dive deeper into government-funded health coverage in the same week that President Donald Trump's administration renewed its attack on the Affordable Care Act. The insurer said Wednesday that its cash-and-stock deal to buy WellCare will...
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In this June 24, 2018 photo, Ammal Farahat, who has signed up to be a driver for Careem, a regional ride-hailing service that is a competitor to Uber, opens the Careem app on her mobile phone before she starts driving, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Ride-hailing service Uber announced on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 it has acquired Mideast competitor Careem for $3.1 billion, giving the San Francisco-based firm the commanding edge in a region with a large young, tech-savvy population. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
March 26, 2019 - 7:05 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ride-hailing service Uber announced on Tuesday it has acquired Mideast competitor Careem for $3.1 billion, giving the San Francisco-based firm the commanding edge in a region with a large, young, tech-savvy population. Uber said the purchase consists of $1.7...
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FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2011, file photo, smoke rises from the stacks of the main plant facility at the Navajo Generating Station, as seen from Lake Powell in Page, Ariz. The Navajo Nation company has ended its pursuit of a coal-fired power plant on the reservation and the mine that feeds it. The decision Friday, March 22, 2019 means the Navajo Generating Station and the Kayenta Mine will close this year, ending decades of operation in northeastern Arizona. The bid by the Navajo Transitional Energy Company had been considered a long-shot. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
March 22, 2019 - 6:02 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of the largest coal-fired power plants in the West will close this year as planned after a Navajo Nation company ended its long-shot bid Friday to acquire it. The Navajo Generating Station has operated for decades in northeastern Arizona near the Utah border, providing...
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Cars enter and leave Fox Studios, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. Disney has closed its $71 acquisition of Fox’s entertainment business on Wednesday, March 20, in a move set to shake up the media landscape. The closure paves the way for Disney to launch its streaming service, Disney Plus, due out later this year. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
March 20, 2019 - 12:59 am
Disney has closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment business, putting "Cinderella," ''The Simpsons," ''Star Wars" and "Dr. Strange" under one corporate roof. The deal is likely to shake up the media landscape. Among other things, it paves the way for Disney to launch its streaming...
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro speaks at the Chamber of Commerce in Washington, Monday, March 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 18, 2019 - 9:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The president of Brazil made an unusual visit to CIA headquarters Monday and later spoke of his admiration for the United States on the second day of a trip that reflected his country's shift to a more pro-American stance. President Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right politician who...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 16, 2013, file photo, an ATM is displayed at a Wells Fargo bank, in Atlanta. Fidelity National Information Services is buying Worldpay for about $35 billion with financial transactions increasingly move online. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
March 18, 2019 - 10:46 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — Fidelity National Information Services is buying Worldpay for about $35 billion with financial transactions increasingly moving online. The online payment industry has been consolidating as companies attempt to scale up to better handle transactions globally, and to cut costs as...
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Headquarters of Deutsche Bank, left, and Commerzbank are seen in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, March 18, 2019. Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank begin talks on a possible merger. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
March 18, 2019 - 8:53 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Shares in Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank rose on Monday after the two said they were in merger talks, but that didn't stop people from questioning what a merger would accomplish. Deutsche Bank, Germany's biggest bank, and Commerzbank announced Sunday they would discuss a...
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