Casino Merger Deal Involving Minnetonka Co. Moves AheadShareholders in the parent company of the Rocky Gap Casino Resort near Cumberland, Maryland, have approved a proposed merger with Las Vegas-based Sartini Gaming Inc. Lakes Entertainment Inc. of Minnetonka, Minnesota, announced the results Tuesday of a special shareholders meeting held June 17.
McFadden Defends Role In Irish Firm's MergerYears before Burger King sized up a Canadian headquarters in a hunt for lower taxes, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden's investment firm was involved in a merger that moved an American pharmaceutical company to Ireland and significantly dropped its tax rate. McFadden's Minnesota-based firm made more than $11 million, according to public filings.
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U Of M Task Force Opposes Merger Of 2 Colleges A task force has unanimously recommended against a merger of the University of Minnesota's College of Biological Sciences with its College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences.
Good Question: Why Aren't Airfare Rates Fixed?The sub-zero temperatures have some people looking to get out of town for a bit. And there's a good chance the airfare they pay now could vary by hundreds of dollars in just a month from now. Travel expert Terry Trippler, of, says there are several variables that cause airfare to go "up and down," and make a fixed rate nearly impossible. "Number one ... airports pay different landing fees at different airports," Trippler said. "Different landing and take-off fees."
Sanford Health Withdraws From Fairview Partnership DiscussionsSouth Dakota-based Sanford Health pulled the plug on its merger discussions with Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services on Wednesday, citing the hostile reception the proposal has faced in Minnesota.
American Airlines, U.S. Airways To Announce MergerTwo of the country's biggest air carriers are tying the knot on Valentine's Day. CBS has learned American Airlines and U.S. Airways will announce they are merging later this morning.
Sanford, MN Medical Group Talk MergerDakotas-based Sanford Health and Broadway Medical Center in Minnesota are talking about a possible merger.
AT&T Official Says Merger Would Help Rural AreasAn AT&T official says the company's proposed merger with T-Mobile USA would improve technology in rural areas of the upper Midwest, but some residents and lawmakers remain skeptical.
Good Question: Are Mergers Ever Good For Consumers?AT&T wants to buy T-Mobile for $39 billion. Clearly, AT&T thinks the deal is good for its business. But what about consumers? Is having fewer choices ever good for consumers?
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