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Office Depot has appointed a new director, a Hilton hotel executive who worked for rival Staples for 18 years. Kristin Campbell, who has served as executive vice president and general counsel for Hilton Worldwide Holdings since June 2011, has been named to Office Depot's board of directors, the company said Monday. Office Depot recently voted to increase its board from 10 to 11 members."/>
Former Staples executive named to Office Depot board [Sun Sentinel]
Orlando/airport pitch 1,800-acre project [Orlando Sentinel]
Sears, store officials said."/>
JCPenney jumps back into appliance sales [The Hour, Norwalk, Conn.]
Facebook. The first 500 customers at the opening will win a free bag of breakfast items."/>
BRIEF: New Kroger Marketplace set to open in Chesapeake this week [The Virginian-Pilot]
McDonald's is accelerating plans to simplify its food and announced plans Monday to remove artificial preservatives from its chicken nuggets, pork sausage patties and other menu items. The fast food giant will also remove high-fructose corn syrup from its buns by the end of this month. Mike Andres, president of the chain's U.S. operations, announced the changes at the Oak Brook headquarters."/>
A cleaner McNugget? McDonald's to remove artificial preservatives from some menu items [Chicago Tribune]
Target stores, the retailer said in a news release Monday. The Oregon Trail was a popular home and classroom computer game, despite the high odds of death by dysentery, typhoid or snakebite before completing the journey and winning the game."/>
Target selling Oregon Trail card game [Chicago Tribune]
SolarCity Corp., the solar-energy company that's become a major Sacramento area employer, agreed to a $2.6 billion merger Monday with electric-vehicle maker Tesla Motors Inc.. The deal represents a marriage between two companies overseen by Elon Musk. While he's best known as chief executive of Tesla, he's also chairman of SolarCity."/>
BRIEF: Big Sacramento employer SolarCity to merge with Tesla [The Sacramento Bee]
Entertainment One, "ROGUE." AUDIENCE Network is currently in production on the fourth and final season of "ROGUE" with new episodes slated to start in spring 2017. With this season the series will end with its 50 th episode."/>
AT&T and AUDIENCE Network® Renew Original Series "ROGUE" for a Fourth Season
Cineworld Group plc has acquired five cinemas from Empire Cinema Ltd holding company Cinema Holdings Ltd. and sold Empire the three screen Cineworld Haymarket, the group said. Cineworld will pay Empire an aggregate consideration of GPB 94 m for the transaction. The cinemas purchased include the nine screen Empire Leicester Square multiplex, a London West End venue for movie premieres, which has a Laser IMAX screen."/>
Cineworld Group Acquires Five UK Cinemas for GPB 94m
hhgregg, Inc. announced today that Robert Riesbeck has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of hhgregg. Riesbeck was appointed Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of hhgregg in February 2016. Riesbeck will remain in the role of Chief Financial Officer until a replacement is appointed."/>
Hhgregg Appoints Robert Riesbeck as President and Chief Executive Officer
Starz and Jackson Developing Super Hero Vigilante Series“ Tomorrow, Today”. BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.---- Starz today announced it has extended Curtis“ 50 Cent” Jackson’ s exclusive premium overall deal. Starz and Jackson, an Executive Producer for the hit series“ Power,” are also developing“ Tomorrow, Today,” based on a screenplay penned by Jackson, on which he will serve as Executive Producer."/>
Starz Extends Overall Deal with Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson
Weddings getting pricier for guests, too [Detroit Free Press]
TEGNA Inc. company, has closed the acquisition of DealerRater, announced last week. DealerRater is the industry's largest automotive consumer review website. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed."/> Closes Acquisition of DealerRater
Starz President and Chief Executive Officer Chris Albrecht announced today at the Starz Television Critics Association presentation at the Beverly Hilton. Soderbergh returns as executive producer, along..."/>
Starz Greenlights Second Season of Limited Series “The Girlfriend Experience” from Executive Producer Steven Soderbergh

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