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PE buyers likely to look at purer-play H&R Block

After shedding its banking unit, the tax preparer has the established brand name, widespread branch network and predictable earnings that financial players crave, industry analysts say. Continue reading

Sotheby's, Third Point battle over poison pill

Judge sets preliminary hearing date to review shareholder rights plan ahead of annual meeting. Continue reading

GOP, Democrats clash on latest wave of JOBS Act 2.0 bills

Conflict focuses on bills that would exempt more corporations from state and SEC review. Continue reading

SEC panel to vote on crowdfunding investor protections

Advisory committee worries about investors with some wealth but no income. Continue reading

House panel looks at FTC's merger superpowers

Federal law and court rulings give the commission a boost over DOJ when taking deals to court. Continue reading

Some independents eager to take bite out of Sysco

Regional, small distributors tell FTC that plenty of competitors are ready to take on the post-merger giant. Continue reading

Five banks fail Fed stress test

Others would have failed had they not resubmitted less ambitious capital distribution plans. Continue reading

U.S., Canada lay out merger cooperation steps

Regulators aim for transparency in cross-border antitrust reviews. Continue reading

Media General, LIN combine in $2.6B deal

The cash, stock and debt transaction would create nation's second-largest TV broadcasting group. Continue reading

The Grilled Cheese Truck raising up to $5M in general-solicitation offering

The company's vice chairman, retired Gen. Wesley Clark, appears in a YouTube video promoting the capital raising. Continue reading

Restructuring bill in Puerto Rico creates a divide

Trading in the bonds of Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority suggests that the lack of consensus about the legislation within the commonwealth's government is causing some investor jitters. Continue reading

Alibaba chooses New York for IPO

The Chinese e-commerce company shuns Hong Kong after protracted talks about governance issues but says it may add a Chinese listing at a later stage. Continue reading

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