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A season of excess

Bloated inventories could turn the year's busiest shopping weeks into a nightmare for these retailers. Continue reading

Sale process for Brookshire Grocery is a real-life Dallas soap opera

Sources think the family-owned supermarket chain could fetch $840 million in a deal, which, despite buyer interest by the founder's grandson, will be difficult because of shares an ESOP owns. Continue reading

Ex-IRS official, successor clash over tax-free spinoffs

Darden, Yahoo! and other firms planning splits caught by dramatic IRS policy shift. Continue reading

Weyerhaeuser, Plum Creek seek to dominate U.S. timber industry with $8.4B deal

The combination would rank as one of the largest private landowners in the U.S. with more than 13 million acres of timberland. Continue reading

Activist pressure could lead Cabela's to part ways with credit card business

Paul Singer's Elliott Associates disclosed an 11.1% stake in the outdoor products company and urged it to explore potential strategic transactions given the retail merchandise business' underperformance. Continue reading

For Reading heirs, control fight is a horror movie

The death of James J. Cotter, which could lead to a sale of the cinema operator, has already created a family feud. Continue reading

Why GE's sales to Wells Fargo may be a risky business

A string of real estate and specialty finance business divestitures to the bank in recent months raises concerns about whether the industrial conglomerate's divestitures are dissipating or concentrating economic risk. Continue reading

American Apparel finally declares bankruptcy

After ousting its controversial CEO, the retailer famed for making its clothes in America said it needs to get out from under ongoing litigation. Continue reading

Starboard launches insurgency at Advance Auto Parts

Jeff Smith's new campaign could complement another insurgent's effort at car parts chain Pep Boys. Continue reading

EC opens in-depth investigation into Staples' $6.3B Office Depot purchase

The probe means the partners will almost certainly miss the year-end deadline to close the transaction that they had originally targeted. Continue reading

Gap sales decline makes case for banner sales

Apparel retailer is not fooling Internet savvy shoppers by offering same styles at different store brands. Continue reading

Quiksilver's bankruptcy means more trouble for surf brands

The struggles of even relative newcomers Zumiez and Tilly's point to a segment treading in troubled waters. Continue reading

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