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.
Deal makers are trying to scope out the future to keep ahead of the competition, but it's not only the cutting edge technology sectors that will see more deals.
With Facebook's $2 billion acquisition of virtual reality goggles maker Oculus, we have entered into a time when it might be possible to do everything in another dimension.
With more deals on the way after the big Times Warner Cable-Comcast merger, two media mavericks are the ones to watch as the sector reshapes itself.
RadioShack CEO Joe Magnacca is still determined to effect a turnaround even as he closes 1,100 stores, but liquidity problems loom.
Tyco International sold its Korean business to Carlyle Group for more than $1.9 billion and Men's Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank are finally talking deal terms.
Companies also went shopping on the Presidents Day holiday weekend as Actavis bought Forest Laboratories for $25 billion and Ashland sold its water treatment unit for $1.8 billion. Carl Icahn must be especially happy with the Forest Labs sale as he tried not, once, but twice to get the company to sell itself and still owns a stake in the biotech. It also augurs well for Wall Street advisers who have been waiting for a recovering economy to support an uptick in mergers and acquisitions.