Ownership changes

FILE- This March 9, 2015, file photo shows a sign for a Sonic Drive-In in Holmes, Pa. Arby's owner Inspire Brands is buying the Sonic drive-in hamburger chain. Inspire said Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, owning multiple chains will help it share resources, including customer loyalty data and suppliers. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
September 25, 2018 - 10:12 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Arby's owner Inspire Brands is buying the Sonic drive-in hamburger chain. Inspire is paying $43.50 per share cash, or $2.3 billion, for Sonic, which has 3,600 restaurants in the U.S. Inspire expects the deal to close by the end of this year. Sonic will operate as a separate business...
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In this April 25, 2017 photo, Barrick Gold executive chairman of the board John L. Thornton speaks during the company's annual general meeting in Toronto. Barrick Gold has agreed to buy Randgold Resources for $6.1 billion in stock to create the world's largest gold miner, worth a combined $18 billion. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 24, 2018 - 8:13 am
LONDON (AP) — Barrick Gold has agreed to buy Randgold Resources for $6.1 billion in stock to create the world's largest gold miner, worth a combined $18 billion. Investors will get 6.128 new Barrick shares for each Randgold share they hold. Shareholders in Barrick, which is based in Toronto, will...
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September 24, 2018 - 5:55 am
LONDON (AP) — Shares in Sky plc are up 8.8 percent after Comcast won a bidding war for the British pay TV giant in a weekend auction that pushed the value of the company to almost 30 billion pounds ($39 billion). The rare auction was organized by Britain's Takeover Panel after months of offers and...
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September 20, 2018 - 5:51 am
LONDON (AP) — Aston Martin Lagonda, the maker of James Bond's favorite sports car, plans to raise as much as 1.27 billion pounds ($1.67 billion) when it sells shares to investors for the first time. The luxury carmaker says it will sell a 25 percent stake for between 17.50 pounds and 22.50 pounds a...
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FILE- In this Sept. 8, 2011, file photo shoppers gather outside the Henri Bendel store on Fifth Avenue during Fashion's Night Out in New York. Henri Bendel, known for its brown and white striped shopping bags, is closing in the new year. The luxury retailer’s parent company, L Brands Inc., said that Henri Bendel’s 23 stores and its website will shut down in January but that it’ll carry new merchandise during the holiday season. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
September 14, 2018 - 9:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The luxury retailer Henri Bendel, which opened its doors in New York's Greenwich Village at the end of the 19th century, is closing. L Brands Inc., which acquired the brand in 1895, said that the 23 Bendel stores will turn out the lights in January. The Columbus, Ohio, company said...
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September 11, 2018 - 4:48 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's two main department store chains are set to merge in a deal under which Canada-based Hudson's Bay Co. will form a joint venture with Austria's Signa. The deal announced Tuesday will bring together Karstadt, owned by Signa, and Kaufhof, owned by HBC. It also includes HBC...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, Les Moonves, chairman and CEO of CBS Corporation, poses at the premiere of the new television series "Star Trek: Discovery" in Los Angeles. On Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, CBS said longtime CEO Les Moonves has resigned, just hours after more sexual harassment allegations involving the network's longtime leader surfaced. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
September 10, 2018 - 11:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the ouster of CBS chief Les Moonves (all times local): 3:25 p.m. The resignation of longtime CBS chief Les Moonves won't likely lead to drastic changes in network programs, but it could make the company ripe for a takeover. Moonves was ousted on Sunday, just hours...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, Les Moonves, chairman and CEO of CBS Corporation, poses at the premiere of the new television series "Star Trek: Discovery" in Los Angeles. On Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, CBS said longtime CEO Les Moonves has resigned, just hours after more sexual harassment allegations involving the network's longtime leader surfaced. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
September 10, 2018 - 9:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The resignation of longtime CBS chief Les Moonves won't likely lead to drastic changes in network programs, but a related deal could make the company ripe for a takeover as traditional media companies compete with upstarts such as Netflix and Amazon. Moonves was ousted Sunday, just...
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A protester waves a trade union flag during a protest to highlight the problems faced by Indian farmers, workers and agricultural laborers, at Jantar Mantar, an area near the Indian parliament where citizens from across the country assemble for protests, in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. Thousands of farmers, workers and agricultural laborers march through New Delhi streets demanding better wages, more jobs, better prices for farm produce and an end to privatization of state-run companies. Agriculture employs more than half of India's 1.3 billion people, but its shrinking earnings means it now only adds 15 percent to India's economy. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
September 05, 2018 - 6:48 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of farmers, workers and agricultural laborers marched Wednesday to India's Parliament demanding better wages, more jobs, higher prices for their produce and an end to privatization of state-run companies. Waving red communist flags and banners, the protesters blamed the...
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FILE - This May 23, 2017, file photo shows a variety of Campbell's soups in a grocery cart at a store in Phoenix. Campbell Soup Co. plans to focus on its core snacks and soup business in North America and sell its international business, paying down debt. The Camden, N.J., company said Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, it’s working urgently to complete all the moves by next July. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
August 30, 2018 - 12:53 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Campbell Soup Co. plans to focus on its core snacks and soup business in North America and sell its international business and pay down debt. The moves announced Thursday follow a review it began in May, when Campbell also announced the retirement of then-CEO Denise Morrison, as...
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