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Chicago billionaire Sam Zell's bid for Chicago-based Tribune Co. is valued at roughly $33 per share, a clear premium for a company that has been buffeted by new media challengers, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. Investment bankers...
Altria Group Inc. said Monday it will buy UST Inc. for nearly $10 billion in a deal that will give the maker of Marlboro cigarettes access to the smokeless tobacco market with the Skoal and Copenhagen brands. Richmond, Va.-based Altria said it...
Tribune Co.'s second-quarter earnings report on Thursday didn't provide much respite from what is turning out to be a long, hot summer for Dennis FitzSimons, the media company's embattled chairman and chief executive. Tribune profit and revenue fell,...
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Tribune staff reportersAfter weeks of infighting and boardroom intrigue over a controversial $2.5 billion stock buyback plan, Tribune Co. announced Tuesday that it will repurchase 45 million of its shares for $32.50 each. That number, which represents 15 percent of the...
Tags: Newspapers, Jerry Paul, Family, Chicago Tribune, T. Rowe Price
Tribune staff reporterThere's an ongoing joke among certified public accountants that tax reform--which is generally done in the name of simplification--is always good for their business. The irony, of course, is that you would think reform would put CPAs out of work--...
Bloomberg NewsDisagreements over Tribune Co.'s future are ``a constructive dialogue'' and should help drive the stock price higher, said John Rogers, whose Ariel Capital Management Inc. is Tribune's third-largest shareholder. Tribune's failure to buy back all of the...
When Dennis FitzSimons, the chairman and chief executive of Tribune Co., announced a $2 billion stock buyback on May 30, he was confident that the stock's value would rise. He just wasn't counting on it moving this quickly. Tribune shares surged 4.2...
Tribune staff reportersWhen Tribune Co. Chief Executive Dennis FitzSimons made the decision in late May to move ahead with a restructuring plan vehemently opposed by his second-largest shareholder, he took up a fight that may end up defining his career. The private battle went...
Even those of us who haven't seen the new Vince Vaughn-Jennifer Aniston movie "The Break Up" have found it impossible to avoid hearing about it. Apparently they play a mismatched couple who own Chicago property together. With their romance on the rocks,...
Behind the public rift between the management of Tribune Co. and the Chandler family that founded Times Mirror Co., a little-known person with a big impact has become a subject of intense interest and quiet controversy. In the feud over the future of...
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