After rural landline telephone company Windstream said it had gotten the go-ahead to spin off its fiber and copper networks into a REIT, its stock soared 23%.
When approached about whether it had spoken with potential suitors, Gas Natural responded with a flat denial, claiming its board had not talked to anyone about a possible sale.
Reynolds American and Lorillard are smoking up a merger that, with debt, is valued at $24.7 billion.
American Apparel founder Dov Charney and the retailer's board locked in what appears to be a battle to the death.
After Lululemon Athletica founder Chip Wilson was said to have hired Goldman Sachs to advise him, rumors flew that the yoga apparel maker might be up for sale.
The latest deal in cable: AT&T paying $67 billion, including debt, for DirecTV, is being billed as a way to remake the delivery of video entertainment to customers.
The for-profit education sector is in danger of receiving failing grades as regulators push the schools to demonstrate that they are providing their students with real skills for real jobs.
Caesars Entertainment's operator of Caesars Palace and Harrah's Casinos is trying to deal, once again, with its overwhelming debt left over from its 2006 leveraged buyout.
Emboldened by the success of American activist investors like Bill Ackman's Pershing Square and Carl Icahn, dissidents are ramping up to take on companies in the U.K. and beyond.
With Bill Ackman backing Valeant Pharmaceuticals $45 billion hostile takeover attempt for Botox maker Allergan, it appears as though activism has entered a new phase.