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Story of the Week Walmart Eyeing Deal to Buy Vizio for More Than $2 Billion Retail giant Walmart is in talks to acquire Vizio, which sells a popular line of value-priced smart TVs that include an ad-supported free streaming service, in a deal worth more than $2 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported. The deal, […]

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Story of the Week Disney Takes a $1.5 Billion Stake in Google Antitrust Foe Epic Games In 2017, Epic Games was among a handful of companies selected to participate in Walt Disney’s Accelerator incubator program, where the game company’s founder held ambitions of incorporating the entertainment giant’s well-known characters into his digital playground. Now, Disney […]

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Story of the Week Amazon, iRobot call off $1.4 billion acquisition Amazon is no longer seeking to purchase the maker of the Roomba robotic vacuum. Amazon and iRobot have entered into a mutual agreement to terminate their acquisition agreement, originally signed in August 2022, under which Amazon would have acquired iRobot for $1.4 billion in […]

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Story of the Week Macy’s could get takeover bid from buyout firm Sycamore Partners during sagging sales, job cuts Private-equity giant Sycamore Partners is exploring a possible bid to buy Macy’s – even as the iconic retail chain this week rejected an unsolicited offer from another bidding group, The Post has learned. Sycamore — a […]

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Story of the Week Kroger, Albertsons merger is delayed Do not expect the $24.6 billion Kroger, Albertsons merger to happen anytime soon. The two grocers, along with C&S Wholesale Grocers, came out and said they expect the deal to become official during the first half of 2024 instead of early 2024, reports Reuters. Kroger and […]

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