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Sears continues to limp along, competitors such as J.C. Penney are nipping at its heels. Penney is the latest to try to steal market share from Sears by opening major appliance showrooms."/>
J.C. Penney adds major appliance showrooms in Minnesota [Star Tribune (Minneapolis)]
Stratasys Ltd. unveiled new technologies and partnerships with heavyweights Siemens, Boeing and Ford Motor Co. in a move that could accelerate the 3- D printer's prominence in lightweight auto and aerospace parts manufacturing, company officials said. Stratasys CEO Ilan Levin told investors and trade writers from eight countries Tuesday at the Crowne Plaza Bloomington that from now on Stratasys would rely on partnerships with industrial customers to help solve..."/>
Stratasys partners with Boeing, Siemens and Ford on new 3-D printing technologies [Star Tribune (Minneapolis)]
MGM Resorts International, which is building a $950 million casino and entertainment complex in Springfield, filed two complaints with the commission challenging the Connecticut Airport Authority's use of executive sessions in..."/>
FOI Commission Says Airport's Casino Negotiations Will Remain Confidential [The Hartford Courant]
Marriott is scheduled to open Monday, according to an announcement from the hotel, and unlike many smaller Lake George hotels, it will be open year-round. It's an event village officials have been anticipating since the hotel was first proposed by local developer David Kenny nearly five years ago."/>
Six-story year-round Marriott opens next week in Lake George [The Daily Gazette, Schenectady, N.Y.]
Marriott is scheduled to open Monday, according to an announcement from the hotel, and unlike many smaller Lake George hotels, it will be open year-round. It's an event village officials have been anticipating since the hotel was first proposed by local developer David Kenny nearly five years ago."/>
Marriott hotel opens next week in Lake George [The Daily Gazette, Schenectady, N.Y.]
Skullcandy, Inc. has terminated a merger agreement with US-based consumer technology solutions platform provider Incipio, LLC and entered into a new merger agreement with MRSK Hold Co. and MRSL Merger Co., entities affiliated with US-based investment firm Mill Road Capital Management LLC, the company said. Under the terms of the Mill Road merger agreement, outstanding shares of common stock of Skullcandy will be exchanged for USD..."/>
Audio Device Maker Skullcandy Dumps Incipio; Agrees to be Acquired by Mill Road Capital
Honda to Begin Sales of All-new NSX
Apple's CEO five years ago, is his own man has been good for Apple and its various stakeholders. In other ways, maybe not so much."/>
East Bay Times Troy Wolverton column [East Bay Times]
Starbucks of misrepresenting the sizes of its cold drinks has been dismissed by a California judge, who issued a written tongue-lashing of the plaintiff's claims. A similar case is pending in a federal court in Chicago. The California lawsuit, filed on behalf of plaintiff Alexander Forouzesh in a federal district court, argued that Starbucks misled customers about the size of its iced drinks because it lists their sizes as the total liquid volume of..."/>
Starbucks iced coffee lawsuit dismissed with chiding from judge [Chicago Tribune]
HP Inc. on Wednesday reported quarterly sales that were better than expected but still fell almost 4 percent from a year ago, a sign that stability remains uncertain for the company's main personal computer and printing technology businesses. HP said that for its fiscal third quarter, which ended July 31, sales of personal computers were flat from a year ago at $7.5 billion. Printing revenue dropped by 14 percent, to $4.4 billion from $5.2 billion in the third..."/>
HP Inc. sales decline adds to company's post-split concerns [Mercury News]
Alphabet-owned digital video service scored highest with kids ages 6 to 12 for the first time in market research firm's Smarty Pants eighth annual "Brand Love" study. YouTube beat out more traditional kid-friendly brands such as Oreo, Disney and Toys' R' Us, and also bested its online TV counterpart Netflix, which ranked 11th with the young..."/>
For young kids, YouTube beats Disney, Oreo [The San Diego Union-Tribune]
M and A Navigator: Deal pipeline –25 August
Horizon Global Corp. has agreed to acquire Germany-based towing company Westfalia-Automotive and Netherlands-based towbar component maker Terwa, collectively referred to as the Westfalia Group, from an investor consortium led by Germany-based private equity company DPE Deutsche Private Equity for USD 188 m in cash, debt, and stock, the company said. Horizon Global intends to fund the..."/>
Horizon Global to Buy German Towbar Maker Westfalia-Automotive, Dutch Towbar Maker Terwa
Detroit Free Press Mark Phelan column [Detroit Free Press]

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