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Buffalo Wild Wings, has asked for "fresh talent" on the company's board of directors. Yet the hedge fund was far from happy Tuesday when Wild Wings announced a major board revamp. Turns out Wild Wings did so without consulting San Francisco-based Marcato, which has been highly critical of the chicken wing chain's stewardship since buying a 5.2 percent stake last summer."/>
Buffalo Wild Wings, under pressure from activist investors, appoints new directors [Star Tribune (Minneapolis)]
Starbucks, with Cracker Barrel to its other side just across..."/>
Burger King being constructed next to Starbucks on Bradley Park Drive [Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Ga.]
Red Lion Hotels Corp. has closed the acquisition of the global brands and brand operations of US-based Vantage Hospitality Group, Inc. for an initial aggregate price of USD 23 m in cash and 690,000 shares of the company's common stock, the company said. This deal was announced in September, and closed a month ahead of schedule. The stock was then worth around USD 5.3 m, making the deal worth around USD 28.3 m."/>
Red Lion Hotels Closes Acquisition of Vantage Hospitality
ICTV Brands, Inc., has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the consumer products business of PhotoMedex, Inc. for a total consideration of USD 9.5 m, the company said. The agreement calls for ICTV to acquire the assets of PhotoMedex's flagship product no! ,along with the Kyrobak and Cleartouch brands."/>
Direct Response Marketer ICTV Brands to Acquire the no!no! Hair Removal Brand
McDonald's Corp. has announced that its mascot, Ronald McDonald, will lay low for awhile. You know, until people are done with this whole creepy clown thing."/>
Great job, creepy clowns: Now even Ronald McDonald is running scared [The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.]
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La-Z-Boy store, though they haven't yet released an exact address. CircusTrix created AirWalk, the first trampoline park in Alabama, which is also off of 280."/>
American Ninja Warrior course, trapeze coming to new park off Highway 280; Airwalk to close [Alabama Media Group, Birmingham]
Lear Corp.' s Selma plant after the company has agreed to make substantial changes, pending a judge's approval. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration filed a lawsuit against Renosol Seating LLC and three of its managers in March, charging that the company fired workers who reported safety hazards. Renosol is a subsidiary of Lear Corp., a Michigan car seating manufacturer."/>
Federal government dismisses suit against Lear Corp.; Selma whistleblower to get her job back [Alabama Media Group, Birmingham]
Sprint Corp. plans to give away 1 million smartphones and other connected devices and free wireless service to help high school students, including some in the Kansas City area, who don't have internet access at home. The program, called the 1 Million Project, will connect 200,000 students per year over five years. Sprint said students would receive limited LTE data service and unlimited slower service as well as free phone and text service during their four high school..."/>
Sprint to give internet access to 1 million students to close 'homework gap' [The Kansas City Star]
FP Newspapers Inc. announces that it has applied to voluntarily delist its common shares from the Toronto Stock Exchange and is in the process of applying to list the Shares on the TSX Venture Exchange pursuant to the streamlined listing procedure prescribed by TSX-V Policy 2.3 for companies transferring from the TSX. As a result of a decline in the market price of its Shares, FPI no longer meets the minimum market capitalization stipulated by the..."/>
FP Newspapers Inc. Announces Voluntary Delisting From the Toronto Stock Exchange and Concurrent Application to List on the TSX Venture Exchange

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