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Avon‘s stock was halted three times during Thursday trading after reports surfaced that the company might be acquired by a company called PTG Capital Partners. Quick research shows that there may be no such company. The U.K. Companies House does not have a registration for a company called PTG Capital Partners. CNBC tried to contact …

The long, drawn out and very public battle between DuPont and Nelson Peltz has come to an end.

Thousands of students were left in the lurch when Corinthian Colleges shut its doors, offering a cautionary tale for students and investors.

This year has already included Silicon Valley’s highest-profile gender discrimination lawsuit and the uproar in Indiana over the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Inclusion in the corporate world is a priority today, and corporations try to avoid issues of diversity at their own peril. But do companies really embrace it, even when they claim to make …

General Electric plans to sell most of its GE Capital unit. What does the move mean for the new GE and investors in one of the most widely held stocks?

FedEx will buy Europe’s TNT Express for nearly $5 billion in an effort to expand into Europe.

As the world becomes more interconnected and businesses expand their supply chains far beyond their home countries, things can get risky. But some places are much more risky to supply chains than others. FM Global, a Rhode Island-based mutual insurance company, on Tuesday released a study naming the countries that present the least risk and …

Starbucks launches a controversial initiative on race relations, but is it smart business?

Starbucks launches a controversial initiative on race relations. Jane Wells finds out what shareholders think about the “Race Together” campaign.

Trading was halted Monday in Lumber Liquidators after its shares dropped more than 20 percent following a CBS report that the company sold flooring with higher levels of formaldehyde than permitted under California’s health and safety standards. The trading was halted for pending news. The stock had fallen 24.8 percent before the market opened Monday. …

Wal-Mart will give a half-million employees pay raises, the discount retail giant said Thursday as it announced a mixed quarterly earnings report. Hourly workers will earn at least $1.75 above the current federal minimum wage, or $9 per hour, in April. By next February, it will rise to at least $10 per hour. Some jurisdictions …

Morgan Brennan explains how RadioShack’s pain could be another company’s gain.

Copart has proven itself the most exceptional public company in the United States, according to a new ranking released on Tuesday. Dow stalwarts and giants like Apple all fell short of the vehicle auction and re-marketing company on Deloitte’s annual “Exceptional 100” list. The study rated public United States-based companies in terms of consistent profitability, …

In the next few months, Coca-Cola plans to layoff about 1,600 to 1,800 employees globally, according to Dow Jones. The move is a part of the beverage giant’s effort to cut $3 billion in costs, which was announced in October. Shares for Coca-Cola rose nearly 1 percent in morning trading after the report. The world’ …

Online sales of Apple products were halted on Tuesday over the volatile ruble. “Due to extreme fluctuations in the value of the ruble, our online store in Russia is currently unavailable while we review pricing. We apologize to customers for any inconvenience,” the tech giant said in a statement. It’s unclear of how long it …