Rumors

The private equity owner of long-time tech firm Corel may be considering a third public offering of the firm it first acquired in 2003.
Paul Ausick
Facebook is reportedly seeking $1 billion in backing for a Facebook cryptocurrency. We can hardly wait.
Paul Ausick
Last Friday Reuters reported that embattled utility company PG&E was preparing a bankruptcy filing in the event the state legislature does not step in with assistance for potential liabilities...
Paul Ausick
Oil supermajor Shell is said to be in discussions to acquire Permian Basin producer Endeavor Energy for around $8 billion. This could be a very good deal for the Dutch giant if it can pull it off.
Paul Ausick
Coca-Cola once more has shown its commitment to expanding the diversity of its offerings through bolt-on acquisitions. Investors must be asking themselves what’s next.
Trey Thoelcke
A rumored buyout boosts shares of newspaper company Tronc, Samsung unveils a new smartphone, the housing market starts to falter, and other important business headlines.
Douglas A. McIntyre
Walmart has many challenges as it competes with Amazon. Is it going to add to those problems by chasing a business in which it cannot be successful?
Douglas A. McIntyre
24/7 Wall St. was curious to see just how much Groupon might actually fetch from an acquirer. Unfortunately, some shareholders might be disappointed by the price.
Jon C. Ogg
Oath CEO Tim Armstrong is reported to be considering putting together an offer that releases the company from current owner Verizon. AOL and Yahoo, the two components of Oath, cost Verizon nearly $9...
Paul Ausick
If one company has been a victim of the change in retail and in the selling of video games, GameStop would certainly be a prime example.
Jon C. Ogg
If the rumored deal with Sprint closes, T-Mobile will get a company that is poorly managed and is known for poor service. That makes the arrangement far from ideal.
Douglas A. McIntyre
It may seem hard to imagine, but Sprint is rumored to be back in merger discussions with T-Mobile.
Jon C. Ogg
The New York Post reported that sources say MGM Resorts is interested in buying Wynn Resorts now that Steve Wynn has sold all his holdings in the company.
Paul Ausick
Walmart and Humana may be in talks about an acquisition of the health insurer by the world's largest retailer.
Paul Ausick
A report that Target and Kroger were discussing a possible merger was followed quickly by another denying that such discussions were taking place. But would such a link-up ultimately make sense?
Paul Ausick