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The Role of the Sales Leader in a Corporate Merger

JD Gershbein | Posted 10.05.2016 | Business
JD Gershbein

Companies have their own ways of doing business. When two combine into one, there are myriad issues that must be addressed in order for the new entity to advance and prosper. From the chaos, a sense of clarity ideally emerges, opening up new avenues of creating value for customers, employees, and shareholders.

Why We Don't Need More Environmental Organizations

Charles Orgbon III | Posted 08.05.2016 | Green
Charles Orgbon III

With the threat of environmental degradation coming from all corners of the globe, we all must work together to ensure that our efforts are efficient, meaningful, and worthwhile. Now is the time to rise to these challenges that will define our movement.

Will Verizon Be Able to Justify Yahoo's $5B Price Tag?

Quora | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business

What would make it so that five years from now Verizon would be glad it paid $5B for Yahoo? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing netwo...

Will States Kill The Big Insurance Mergers?

Alex Tolbert | Posted 07.12.2016 | Business
Alex Tolbert

Federal regulators are being watched closely as they decide how to respond to two big health insurance deals currently on the table in the United States.

Post-Merger Integration vs. Disintegration

David B. Nast | Posted 06.14.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

71% of post-merger integrations (PMIs) fail, according to a 2015 study conducted by Deloitte. Bain & Co. examined 24,000 transactions over a 10 year ...

Profits Before Producers? Consolidation in Ag Inputs is Troubling for Family Farmers

Roger Johnson | Posted 06.15.2016 | Business
Roger Johnson

Agriculture has changed dramatically since the National Farmers Union was founded nearly 114 years ago, but arguably, one of the more concerning trend...

Alaska Airlines Should Fix Major Problems Before Further Expansion

Valarie Long | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Valarie Long

Following Alaska Airlines' (NYSE: ALK) announcement last month that the airline plans to acquire Virgin America (NASDAQ: VA), the company stands poise...

Expiring Airline Miles: Just One More Way to Penalize the Poor

Samuel C. Spitale | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Samuel C. Spitale

When I logged in to my Southwest account last week, I was surprised to find my 30,000 accumulated miles were missing. Apparently, they disappeared aft...

R."I.P." Rest in Peace, AT&T IP Transition Trials.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.01.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

It is time for the FCC to stop talking about the IP Transition and investigate how AT&T et al. have been using the IP Transition as a way to remove re...

Getting Our Story Straight: Essential Ingredients for a Successful Post-Merger Brand

Advertising Week | Posted 04.14.2016 | Business
Advertising Week

By Kirsten Foster, Executive Director of Strategy, EMEA, Landor It's been a busy few months in merger circles. Last month's news that data giant Mark...

An Interview with Frances Negrón-Muntaner on the New Study, The Latino Disconnect: Latinos in the Age of Media Mergers

Daniel A. Olivas | Posted 03.09.2016 | Latino Voices
Daniel A. Olivas

Frances Negrón-Muntaner (Photo credit: Ugla Hauksdottir) Frances Negrón-Muntaner is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, curator, scholar, and profe...

Ten Ways The Airlines Are Screwing You And What The Senate Can Do To Stop It

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 03.07.2016 | Travel
Blake Fleetwood

The chickens have come home to roost. The rubber-stamping of anti-competitive airline mergers in the past five years has led to insulting, degraded a...

Merger Mania in the Travel Industry and How it Will Impact You

Jim Pickell | Posted 02.01.2016 | Travel
Jim Pickell

In 2014 over 1.1 billion tourists traveled abroad. That means that one in seven people took an international trip. International tourist arrivals are ...

Chat for a cure: How Viber merges mobile messaging and community in support of ALS

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 10.02.2016 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

Did you take the ice bucket challenge to support ALS? If so, you found out that a bucket of cold water can hurt so good! At the height of ice bucket ...

Buyer Beware: Cultural Fit Can Make or Break a Deal

Matt Gantz | Posted 01.07.2016 | Business
Matt Gantz

Successful acquisitions are not always about forcing a company to fit the acquiring company's mold -- it's a mutual learning opportunity. We aim to answer the question: How do we take the best of both worlds and create something even better?

The Great Remix: Why Mergers Are Booming

Ben Gomes-Casseres | Posted 11.01.2015 | Business
Ben Gomes-Casseres

Another day, another merger. Telephone companies, drug companies, drugstores, airlines, hospitals, retail stores and beer. Why?

This Congressman Thinks Beer Can Help Fix The Economy

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.17.2015 | Politics

If you want to help the American economy, you should drink more fancy-pants beer, according to Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.). "One of the grea...

Facilitating Mergers and Acquisitions for Nonprofits

John E. Kobara | Posted 09.08.2016 | Impact
John E. Kobara

American idealism, combined with our strong individualism, generates new ideas and businesses like no other country. We also start the most nonprofits.

Is the Charter Merger Worse Than Comcast's for Latino Communities? It's Not Looking Good But We'll Find Out

Arturo Carmona | Posted 08.25.2016 | Latino Voices
Arturo Carmona

Presente, the organization I direct, strongly opposed the Comcast-TWC merger because creating a cable mega-company would have had a broad negative impact on Latino customers.

Seeing Acquisitions As Power Transfers

Daryl Twitchell | Posted 07.23.2016 | Business
Daryl Twitchell

When an animal eats a vegetable it transfers the latter's power to itself though they occupy different categories. That's what good acquisitions do. It's what conventional mergers don't.

FCC Gives Stamp Of Approval For AT&T And DirecTV Merger

Associated Press | Kelly Chen | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the Federal Communications Commission has recommended approving AT&T's $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV. The deal would...

GOP Myth: Obamacare Is Driving Health Insurance Mergers

Wendell Potter | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Wendell Potter

When the CEOs of Aetna and Humana announced a few days ago that they had agreed to a deal in which Aetna will pay $37 billion for Louisville-based Humana, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky pointed the finger of blame straight at Obamacare.

Dana Liebelson

Sen. Franken: Reports On Comcast-Time Warner Deal Collapse "Huge Victory" If True | Dana Liebelson | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Reacting to reports on Thursday that a massive proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable has collapsed, Sen. Al Franken (D-M...

SORKIN: Airline Industry 'Increasingly Looking Like An Uncompetitive Oligopoly'

The New York Times | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business

Far from “hypercompetitive,” the airline industry is increasingly looking like an uncompetitive oligopoly....

'Too Big to Fail' Banks: Glimmers of Hope

Preeti Vissa | Posted 04.26.2015 | Business
Preeti Vissa

Last December I wrote about a bank merger deal that could create yet another "too big to fail" bank from the smoking embers of two of the very banks that helped blow up our economy in 2008: OneWest Bank (formerly IndyMac) and CIT Bank. While I'm baffled that this merger is still pending, I'm happy to report a bit of good news.