Jim Zarroli

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Charter Communications To Buy Time Warner Cable For $55 Billion

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Charter Communications announced Tuesday it is buying Time Warner Cable in a deal valued at $55 billion. Regulators halted a deal last month for Time Warner to be acquired by Comcast.


Major Banks Agree To Pay More Than $5 Billion Over Currency Fixing

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Five major banks, including Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase, have agreed to plead guilty and pay fines to charges that they manipulated the foreign currency market.


'Cartel' Of 4 Big Banks To Plead Guilty To Gaming The Exchange Rate

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Four banks agreed to plead guilty to currency manipulation and pay over $5 billion in fines. Officials say the banks used secret codes to manipulate the exchange rate between U.S. dollars and Euros.


SEC Investigates Bogus Bid For Avon

Friday, May 15, 2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission received notice from a company calling itself PTG Capital that it intended to buy the cosmetics retailer. The only problem: no such company exists.


Verizon Buys AOL In $4.4 Billion Deal

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

AOL Inc., is being acquired by Verizon Communications in a $4.4 billion cash deal. AOL has recently transformed itself into a digital marketing company with some impressive technology.


Verizon Acquires AOL For $4.4 Billion

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Verizon Communications says it will buy the online pioneer AOL for about $4.4 billion. The transaction will be completed this summer, and AOL will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Verizon.


Whole Foods To Open Lower-Cost Stores For Millennials

Thursday, May 07, 2015

In an effort to target millennials, grocery store chain Whole Foods is launching a separate chain of lower-priced stores.


The Annual Shareholders' Meeting Will Now Come To Order Online

Friday, May 01, 2015

The tradition of the annual meeting is gradually changing. Some firms have replaced the face-to-face meeting with a virtual one. But some investors still want to look the CEO in the eye.


SEC Proposes New Rules For Linking Executive Pay With Firm Performance

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission introduced new rules Wednesday that will make it easier for shareholders to link executive pay with a firm's financial performance.


Who, Or What, Crashed The Market In A Flash In 2010?

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The cause of Wall Street's flash crash has been debated ever since it happened. Officials arrested a lone trader working in his parents' London home, but some question whether he was really to blame.


Comcast, Time Warner Push For Merger Approval Amid Opposition

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Company officials met with regulators who are considering whether to back the proposed $45 billion merger. A group of senators say the deal should be rejected, calling it anti-competitive.


Greece Risks Losing Future Bailout Funds

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The question of what to do about Greece if it defaults on its debts is a topic at World Bank and IMF meetings in Washington this week.


New Asian Development Bank Seen As Sign Of China's Growing Influence

Thursday, April 16, 2015

China says 57 countries have signed on as members of the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, but the U.S. is not among them. Some analysts say the bank is a sign of diminished U.S. power.


Financially-Troubled Greece Meets IMF Deadline

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Greece managed to make a $494 million debt payment to the International Monetary Fund Thursday, despite a precarious financial situation that had many speculating it would fail to do so. The problem for Greece is that there are several more deadlines on the horizon.


Shell's Big Deal Could Shift Global Landscape Of Gas Business

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Royal Dutch Shell plans to spend nearly $70 billion to acquire natural gas giant BG Group. The deal, if approved, would create the world's largest independent producer of liquefied natural gas.


Arkansas Governor Asks Lawmakers To Rework Religious Liberty Bill

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Critics say the bill, like another recently passed in Indiana, will make it easier to discriminate against gays and lesbians. The bill has generated strong opposition from the business community.


How Singapore Became One Of The Richest Places On Earth

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The founder of modern Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, used both free-market principles and strong central planning to transform the tiny former British colony into an economic powerhouse.


Kraft, Heinz Merger Brings Together Famous Food Brands

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The pending $45 billion merger between Kraft and Heinz will create the world's fifth-largest food company. The deal comes as Kraft struggles to keep up with changing consumer tastes.


For Banks 'Too Big To Jail,' Prosecutors Count On A Promise To Behave

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A conviction can be fatal for a big company. So in some cases prosecutors have been holding off on punishing firms that have broken the law. In return, the companies vow to clean up their act.


Lumber Liquidators Defends Its Products After '60 Minutes' Report

Friday, March 13, 2015

The flooring retailer says the tests used by its critics give a misleading impression of product safety. But Lumber Liquidators says it will pay for safety testing for customers who want it.