Things are heating up regarding the proposed contract between communications mogul AT&T and Time Warner. The Justice Department reportedly filed a lawsuit to halt the projected $85.4 billion business merger bid. The Justice Department's lawsuit is apparently focused on trust issues. California business owners may want to pay close attention to this story as it unfolds.
Mergers and acquisitions in the health care industry have been on the increase in California and nationwide. A recent rumor says that the CVS pharmacy chain is looking to take over health insurer Aetna. As with most contemplated mergers or acquisitions, the parties are looking at major structural benefits to their operations that would impact their respective markets and profits favorably. In this contemplated business merger, CVS is looking at greater influence over the 23 million plan participants who use Aetna as their health insurer.
The California home-building industry has definitely seen its ups and downs over the past 10 to 15 years. Many real estate and business analysts say the current market is quite favorable, with promising financial futures ahead for many home building companies. A recent business merger that took place on the East Coast seems to include far more pros than cons, expanding an existing successful company while helping another get out of debt.
Many California business people closely follow the daily rise and fall of the stock market. Investors, business owners and private citizens alike are typically interested in the current state of economy throughout the nation, as well as the rest of the world. Some say the best litmus test for assessing economic trends is to checkout business merger happenings in the marketplace. When CEOs are confident, there tends to be an increase in merger and acquisition transactions.
Many people in California and throughout the United States are foregoing college educations to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities. It's a rather controversial topic with advocates and naysayers on both sides. Both choices often lead to business ownership, and owning a business often leads to an eventual business merger. Thorough research and careful planning can set the stage for successful expansion.
Antitrust regulators often must give approval before two or more high profile companies in California or elsewhere can merge their assets. Business merger is a common means of expansion in both domestic and international realms. The process, however, is seldom simple, and those involved typically face several challenges and obstacles along the way before they're able to bring their plans to fruition. Dow Chemical Co and Dupont are currently navigating their way through the merger system.
Anyone who's ever skied down the face of a mountain knows how exhilarating it can be. In fact, many California residents are among those who consider skiing a favorite pastime. Skiing enthusiasts may be interested to learn that a well-known ski resort in another state is planning a business merger with several other entities, one of which is already worth billions of dollars.
Farming is said to have had its very beginnings in this nation in California and surrounding regions. To this day, the industry is considered the backbone of America, although many farmers face serious challenges trying to sustain their livelihoods. Especially where small farms are concerned, it is often the combined efforts of two or more enterprises that help build lasting and successful businesses. A farmer in another state is currently seeking support for a proposed business merger of this kind.
When two California companies plan to combine assets and blend into a new, expanded form of their original selves, many challenges can arise in the process. A proposed business merger between Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops is a perfect example. There appears to be some uncertainty regarding merger plans that reportedly has to do with the provider of Cabela's in-house credit card.
Shares of Rite Aid drug store stock recently took a nosedive according to recent trade data. Some California readers might be closely following news regarding a takeover of Rite Aid by another drug store giant, Walgreens. Apparently, there have been some changes in the proposed business merger, some of which the Federal Trade Commission is reportedly not too happy about.