Wendy Kaufman

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Neiman Marcus Sells For $6 Billion

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Two large investors — Ares Management and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board — have reached a deal to purchase upscale retailer Neiman Marcus. The two buyers will hold equal shares of Neiman, which is based in Dallas.


Amgen To Buy Onyx In $10.4 Billion Deal

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

There's been a major acquisition in the drug industry. Amgen Inc, the world's largest biotechnology company is buying Onyx Pharmaceuticals. The deal is valued at $10.4 billion. Amgen has high hopes for Onyx's cancer drugs.


Dreamliner Returns, And Boeing Is Watching Its Every Move

Thursday, August 08, 2013

After being grounded for months, Boeing's 787 jetliner is back in the air. Boeing wants to ensure that those planes keep flying and get where they're supposed to be on time. To help do that, the company is monitoring the entire fleet of 787s in real time.


Bezos Tells 'Post' Employees He Shares Paper's Values

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

The world of newspapers was rocked Monday by news that Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of, is buying The Washington Post for $250 million. Bezos' purchase of the paper will bring to an end its association with the Graham family, which bought the Post in 1933.


Private Equity Fund Eyes The Business Of Pot

Thursday, August 01, 2013

A couple of guys with serious investment banking experience are moving into the marijuana business. They've launched the first multimillion-dollar private equity fund devoted entirely to what they call the "cannabis space." They're buying companies that provide pot-related goods and services.


Regulators Near Settlement With JPMorgan Chase

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Federal regulators are close to announcing a settlement with JPMorgan Chase. The bank was accused of manipulating prices in the U.S. energy market. It's not yet clear whether JPMorgan will be forced to admit wrongdoing.


Amazon Goes On Hiring Spree To Staff New Facilities

Monday, July 29, 2013

Amazon is about to go on a hiring spree. The online retailer plans to hire 5,000 workers to staff new warehouses it is building in order to reduce delivery times.


Investigators Take Action Following Heathrow Fire

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Nearly one week ago, a fire erupted inside a parked Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 at London's Heathrow Airport. Thursday, the British Air Investigation Branch issued a bulletin urging the deactivation of an emergency transmitter on all 787s. The British investigators stopped just short of blaming the Emergency Locator Transmitter for the fire. But they did recommend that the Federal Aviation Administration order the deactivation of beacons on 787s under FAA authority. Melissa Block talks with NPR's Wendy Kaufman.


Investigators In London Probe Boeing 787 Fire

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

In London, investigators are still probing the cause of a fire last week on a parked Boeing 787, known as the Dreamliner. One area of interest is the emergency locator transmitter. The device is made by Honeywell, which has sent a technical team to assist in the investigation.


After Asiana Crash, Pilot Training Gets New Scrutiny

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Speculation about Saturday's plane crash has focused on the Asiana pilot, who had only 43 hours of Boeing 777 flying experience. But industry experts say pilot training regimes for major airlines rigorously prepare pilots to fly different plane models — and to work as members of a team in the cockpit.


Pilots Have Extensive Training Before Flying New Aircraft

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

We have the latest from the National Transportation Safety Board on its investigation of the Asiana jet crash in San Francisco.


Employers Face Changes After Same-Sex-Marriage Ruling

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

The Supreme Court's recent decision striking down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act means married same-sex couples are now eligible for the same federal benefits as straight couples. Employers are beginning to think about the changes they will have to make.


SoftBank Moves Closer To 78 Percent Stake In Sprint

Thursday, July 04, 2013

SoftBank's acquisition of a majority stake in Sprint Nextel appears to have cleared a final hurdle. The FCC reportedly approved the deal on Wednesday. Regulatory approval is the last step before the mega deal can be completed.


Ruling Clears The Way For More Benefits For Same-Sex Couples

Thursday, June 27, 2013

For some couples, the Supreme Court's ruling to strike down part of the Defense of Marriage Act will have significant financial impact. The amount of federal income tax they pay could go down, and their health insurance and other benefits could be affected too.


Sprint Shareholders Approve SoftBank Merger

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Sprint Nextel shareholders have signed off on an offer from Japan's SoftBank to acquire a majority stake in the U.S. wireless carrier. The deal which is expected to be approved by U.S. regulators could bring more robust competition to the U.S. mobile market.


Regulators Approve Deal Between Delta, Virgin Atlantic

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Delta Airlines has just completed its purchase of 49 percent of Virgin Atlantic. Beginning early next month, the two airlines will begin marketing each others flights. They hope to become a formidable competitor on transatlantic routes.


Google Acquires Israeli Mapping Service Waze

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Waze makes a crowds-sourced traffic app that uses input from drivers. It will complement Google's mapping capability. The deal is seen by many as a defensive move by Google to keep Waze from being acquired by Apple or Facebook.


Post Recession, Architects Return To The Drawing Board

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

While some jobs are coming back in this economy, the market for many architects remains tough. There were nearly 220,000 people working in the field in 2008. Today, more than 25 percent of those jobs are gone.


Report: IRS Fails To Track Many Conference Expenses

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

The IRS spent more than $4 million on a single conference, according to a report from the agency's inspector general. The tax agency spent nearly $50 million on conferences in fiscal 2010 to 2012. The report is another blow to the IRS, which was already under fire for giving extra scrutiny to Tea Party and other conservative groups.


Once High-Flying Game Company Zynga To Lay Off 520 Workers

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Zynga, the social game maker behind the popular FarmVille franchise, is struggling. It was late getting into the mobile phone market as gamers moved away from computers. It plans to layoff 18 percent of its workforce by the end of summer.