Wendy Kaufman appears in the following:
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Despite intense competition from Amazon and big-box retailers, there are more independent bookstores now than there were four years ago. Borders' bankruptcy, the "buy local" movement and cooperative publishers have all contributed to the renaissance.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
The world of newspapers was rocked Monday by news that Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon.com, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.