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JetBlue planes at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City
Legal / Transportation

US Sues to Block JetBlue From Buying Spirit Airlines

The Justice Department said the tie-up would especially hurt cost-conscious travelers who depend on Spirit to find cheaper options to JetBlue and other airlines. read more >
Banking & Finance / Business Services

Among US M&A Deals, 314 Surpassed $1B

In 2022, 314 merger and acquisition transactions valued at more than $1 billion took place in the United States, according to Statista, a consumer data and market information company based […] read more >
A Kroger location in Richmond Hill, Georgia
Government & Politics / Restaurants & Food / Retail

US Lawmakers Skeptical Grocery Merger Will Mean Lower Prices

The CEOs of Kroger and Albertsons insisted there will still be competition, and said a merger will help them counter growing rivals like Walmart, Costco and Amazon. read more >
Media & Marketing

Proposed Merger of Publishing Giants is Officially over

Paramount Global also announced Monday that it still plans to sell Simon & Schuster, a nearly century-old company where authors include Stephen King, Colleen Hoover and Bob Woodward. read more >
Media & Marketing

Judge Blocks Penguin Random House-Simon & Schuster Merger

Penguin Random House quickly condemned the ruling, which it called "an unfortunate setback for readers and authors." In its statement Monday, the publisher said it would seek an expedited appeal. read more >
Bertelsmann headquarters Gutersloh, Germany
Government & Politics / Media & Marketing

US Begins Court Battle Against Publishing Giants’ Merger

Penguin Random House is looking to absorb rival Simon & Schuster. read more >
Home BancShares CEO John Allison  wanted a stake in Texas, but the deal had to be ideal.
Banking & Finance / Public Companies

Home BancShares Completes Acquisition of Happy Bancshares

The final value of the transaction was $962 million, higher than initially estimated. read more >
A Lockheed Martin office building in Arlington, Virginia.
Government & Politics / Public Companies

FTC Opposition Scuttles $4.4B Lockheed Purchase of Aerojet

Lockheed said it scrapped the plan “in the wider interest of shareholders.” read more >
Banking & Finance / Investments / Legal / Public Companies

Update: State Regulators, Shareholders Approve HomeBancShares Acquisition of Happy Bancshares

The $919 million deal remains on track to be completed in the first quarter of 2022. read more >