mergers and acquisitions

HP board rejects takeover bid from Xerox

Hewlett-Packard Inc.'s Board of Directors has unanimously rejected a bid to be acquired by Xerox, though it did not completely shut down an effort by Xerox to merge the two aging former tech giants.

Gannett shareholders approve GateHouse merger

Hundreds of local newspapers are now under one umbrella company, making it the largest US media company by print circulation and completing a deal that has journalists and advocates for strong local media worried about the future.

KKR reportedly wants to buy Walgreens

Walgreens reportedly wants to go private, and KKR is said to be interested in buying it. The acquisition would almost certainly be the largest private takeover in history.

FCC greenlights T-Mobile, Sprint merger

The Federal Communications Commission formally approved T-Mobile's acquisition of Sprint on Tuesday, handing the two companies another victory as they seek to complete a $26 billion merger in the face of stiff opposition by more than a dozen state attorneys general and consumer advocacy groups.

How to financially prepare for being laid off

Sometimes, there are warning signs that you are in danger of being laid off -- a buyout of your company, a merger or a strategic change in direction. Other times, the cuts come without warning. But while being laid off is not in your control, being financially prepared for such an event is.