- Indiana county's newly merged E-911 center not fully staffed Updated: May-30-16 3:16 pm
CROWN POINT, Indiana - A northwestern Indiana county facing a state mandate to consolidate its emergency dispatch operations is still struggling to gets its call center fully staffed more than a year into that merger.
- State to consider privatizing youth detention centers Updated: May-30-16 2:45 pm
KENAI, Alaska - The state is seeking contractors to look into the feasibility of privatizing four of its juvenile detention facilities.
- Kuwait food firm Americana says deal off to sell big stake Updated: May-29-16 8:34 am
KUWAIT CITY - Kuwait Food Company says a planned deal involving the sale of a majority stake in the company has been called off after the parties involved failed to reach an agreement.
- Bank acquires nearly century-old loan association in Omaha Updated: May-28-16 10:47 am
OMAHA, Nebraska - The little ol' savings and loan in Omaha's Benson neighborhood made it through the Great Depression of the 1930s, the S&L crisis of the 1980s and the financial meltdown of the 2000s.
- Hercules Offshore strikes deal with lenders Updated: May-27-16 12:29 pm
NEW YORK - Oilfield services company Hercules Offshore has worked out an agreement with lenders before it seeks Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the second time will have done so in less than year.
- Court allows Ohio to take over health insurer Updated: May-26-16 5:51 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The state's insurance department is taking over a company that provides health insurance to nearly 22,000 residents, mainly in central Ohio.
- Cuomo task force to study privatizing State Fairgrounds Updated: May-25-16 2:59 pm
ALBANY, New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a new task force will analyze the State Fairgrounds in Onondaga County to determine if there would be an economic benefit to privatizing the fairgrounds, either partially or in full.
- Commission sets hearing involving chemical spill probe Updated: May-25-16 12:02 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The state Public Service Commission has set a date for a hearing to investigate a water company's handling of the January 2014 chemical spill that contaminated the drinking water supply of Kanawha Valley.
- Struggling Marshalltown hospital explores for-profit status Updated: May-25-16 6:29 am
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa - Marshalltown's struggling hospital is talking to a Texas company about becoming a for-profit hospital.
- Man indicted in $7.9M oil, gas fraud case in Kansas Updated: May-25-16 2:36 am
WICHITA, Kansas - A Hillsboro man has been indicted in connection to what prosecutors say was a $7.9 million oil and gas scheme.
- HP Enterprise gets smaller by selling services division Updated: May-24-16 7:45 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Hewlett Packard Enterprise is continuing to slim down by selling its business services division to competitor Computer Sciences Corp.
- Monsanto rejects $62B Bayer bid, but still open to talks Updated: May-24-16 6:10 pm
NEW YORK - Monsanto rejected Bayer's $62 billion takeover bid, calling it "incomplete and financially inadequate."
- TreeHouse Foods to close 2 plants it bought from ConAgra Updated: May-24-16 5:48 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - TreeHouse Foods plans to close two of the manufacturing plants it acquired earlier this year when it bought ConAgra Foods' private label business.
- Ecuador vows to privatize airline to help rebuild from quake Updated: May-24-16 3:41 pm
QUITO, Ecuador - Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said he will partially privatize a state-run airline as damage from last month's earthquake compounds hardships facing the oil-dependent economy.
- Oklahoma City energy company settles lawsuit in $53M deal Updated: May-24-16 1:24 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - An oil and natural gas company in Oklahoma City has agreed to settle a lawsuit over royalty payments in north Texas in a nearly $53 million deal.
- EU gives go-ahead for huge beer merger Updated: May-24-16 12:02 pm
LONDON - The European Union's regulator has given the go-ahead to the proposed merger of Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller, clearing another hurdle for the combination of the world's two biggest beer makers.
- Hecla Mining to acquire Mines Management Updated: May-24-16 11:54 am
HELENA, Montana - Hecla Mining Co. has reached a nearly $30 million deal to acquire Mines Management Inc., the owner of the Montanore Mine in northwestern Montana, company officials announced Tuesday.
- Tribune rejects second Gannett bid; sets the stage for talks Updated: May-23-16 5:41 pm
NEW YORK - Tribune Publishing rejected a second takeover bid from USA Today owner Gannett, but did say Monday that it was open to further talks.
- How would Bayer-Monsanto affect workers, farmers, investors? Updated: May-23-16 5:31 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany - Bayer wants to buy Monsanto for $62 billion, hooking up the German chemical and drug company with the St. Louis-based producer of seeds and weed-killers.
- ConAgra Foods sells its Spicetec business for $340 million Updated: May-23-16 5:14 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - ConAgra Foods is unloading another business by selling Spicetec Flavors & Seasonings to Givaudan for roughly $340 million.
- 2015 was a corporate buyout bonanza; here comes the sequel Updated: May-23-16 4:41 pm
After 2015's blistering global buyout pace, this year is shaping up to be quite the sequel with Bayer's $62 billion attempt to buy Monsanto and create a global seed giant.
- Bridgestone abandons crisis-wracked Venezuela after 62 years Updated: May-23-16 3:36 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Tire maker Bridgestone is selling its business in Venezuela after six decades in the country, the latest blue chip company to abandon the country as a result of runaway inflation and strict currency controls.
- DuPont spinoff Chemours wins almost $8M in taxpayer money Updated: May-23-16 3:13 pm
NEW CASTLE, Delaware - A state panel on Monday approved almost $8 million in taxpayer money for the Chemours Co., a financially struggling chemicals business spun off from the DuPont Co. The company has not decided whether it will stay in Delaware, however.
- Indiana Dunes State Park makes changes to curb incidents Updated: May-22-16 11:24 am
CHESTERTON, Indiana - Indiana Dunes State Park has implemented changes to curb incidents apparently committed by opponents to a contentious privatization deal for a proposed restaurant, bar and banquet center.
- West Virginia objects to Alpha Natural sale to hedge fund Updated: May-20-16 2:48 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia's environmental authority has filed an objection to the proposed $500 million sale of Alpha Natural Resources' assets to a hedge fund, arguing that the deal could leave the state holding hundreds of millions in reclamation liabilities.