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Expedia Buying Chicago-Based Rival Orbitz For $1.33 Billion

CHICAGO (AP) — Expedia is buying rival online travel site Orbitz for approximately $1.33 billion, adding to the stable of brands it has snapped up recently in order to extend its reach and keep pace […]


Tyson Food is moving forward with a $7.75 billion deal to acquire Hillshire Bradnds, whose brands include Hillshire Farm deli meats, Jimmy Dean sausages, and Ball Park hot dogs, among others.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Tyson Moves Forward With Acquisition Of Hillshire Brands

Tyson Foods Inc. has signed a definitive deal to purchase Chicago-based Hillshire Brands Co. for $7.75 billion, two days after the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages and Ball Park hot dogs was let out of its agreement to buy Pinnacle Foods.


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Hillshire Looks Beyond Meat With Birds Eye, Vlasic

The Chicago-based company, which makes Hillshire Farm lunch meats, Jimmy Dean sausages and Ball Park franks, said Monday that it would buy Pinnacle Foods in a deal valued at $4.23 billion.


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Madigan Joins DOJ Lawsuit To Block AT&T Acquisition Of T-Mobile

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan joined the federal government Friday in its effort to block AT&T Inc.’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA Inc.