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Michael Kors and Steel City Pops. Anna Cate, a locally-owned fashion jewelry shop, is also opening a 1,500- square-foot store next to Kona Grill, which debuts in October."/>
4 new businesses coming to Bridge Street in Huntsville by late 2016 [Alabama Media Group, Birmingham]
Job fair set this week [Merced Sun-Star (Merced, Calif.)]
Papa Murphy's location. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m."/>
BRIEF: Guten appetit: German deli opens Oct. 10 in Boise on Vista Avenue [The Idaho Statesman]
Microsoft is doubling down on a simple pitch: its products are safe, and smart. The Redmond company on Monday is kicking off its annual Ignite conference for corporate information technology workers by introducing new security features into Office and Windows designed to safeguard and better make use of corporate data. The conference typically attracts tens of thousands of IT buyers to see a parade of..."/>
Microsoft shines spotlight on security in business-market pitch [The Seattle Times]
Universal Technical Institute, Inc., the nation's leading provider of transportation technician training, today announced a Financial Improvement Plan with the goal of generating operating income and improved levels of EBITDA in 2017.. The Company expects the Plan to better align its corporate structure with its current student population, while better positioning UTI for success and future growth. As a part of the Plan, the Company..."/>
Universal Technical Institute Implements Financial Improvement Plan to Deliver $25 to $30 Million in Annualized Savings in 2017; Reaffirms 2016 Fiscal Year Outlook
Performance Sports Group Ltd., representing approximately 3.23% of the outstanding common shares of the Company."/>
Brookfield Capital Partners Ltd. Discloses Increase in Ownership of Common Shares of Performance Sports Group Ltd.
Flexsteel Industries plans to close a 120- year-old plant in Dubuque in December 2017 and has not decided where it will construct a replacement factory. The Dubuque-based furniture manufacturer cited the age of the facility at 3400 Jackson St., which dates back to 1897, saying the plant has become inefficient for manufacturing and costly to maintain. The company employs 250 associates at the factory, with 185 represented by the United Steelworkers Local 1861,..."/>
Flexsteel closing 120-year-old Dubuque plant in December 2017 [The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa]
Buffalo Wild Wings, Hobby Lobby and Elevation Burger."/>
Hibachi restaurant plans to open in Bangor [Bangor Daily News, Maine]
UNIFIRST CLOSES USD 122 M ACQUISITION OF ARROW UNIFORM. US-based work uniforms and facility services provider UniFirst Corp. has completed its acquisition of US-based Arrow Uniform for approximately USD 122 m, the company said."/>
M and A Navigator: Deal pipeline –26 September
HeadsUp Entertainment International Inc. has agreed to acquire the assets of US-based daily fantasy sports and social gamification company Fanlogic LLC, the company said. Fanlogic is a social fantasy platform provider for in-game, daily, weekly, season-long, on-demand, eSports or event-driven fantasy games and promotions. Social, free to play fantasy games, for the purpose of customer acquisition and..."/>
HeadsUp Entertainment to Acquire Assets of Fantasy Sports Firm Fanlogic
Comcast Corp.' s discounted internet service for low-income families. "My message is leveling the playing field," Joyner-Kersee said, referring to the low internet-adoption rates among low-income families during an interview at the Comcast Center. She said Comcast called "to see if I had an interest" in speaking for..."/>
Olympian Joyner-Kersee pitches Internet Essentials for Comcast, tours Philly [Philly.com]
Five Below Inc. is moving its headquarters across Center City to the former Lit Bros. building at 701 Market St. and taking over some of the one-time department store's retail space, according to two people with knowledge of the company's plans. Five Below plans to lease 180,000 square feet of office space and 15,000 square feet of retail space in what is now known as the Lits Building, according to one of the two people. The discount teen-oriented store, which is receiving..."/>
Five Below chooses Lits Building for new Center City headquarters [Philly.com]
Radio One, Inc. is the proud media sponsor of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History& Culture that officially opened Saturday, September 24, 2016. As the largest African American owned multi-media company in the country, Radio One, Inc. is the media company uniquely capable of delivering promotional support and coverage of this week's festivities through its robust urban radio, television, digital media and..."/>
Radio One Proudly Serves As Media Sponsor Of The Smithsonian's National Museum Of African American History & Culture
Hyatt Hotels Corp. plan to convert the James Robertson building in Nashville, Tennessee, into a 191- room luxury hotel at an estimated cost of $50 million. The hotel will be part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt and is expected to open in late 2017.. HRI Lodging LLC, the hotel management division of HRI Properties, will manage the hotel, The property is located at 118 Seventh Ave. in downtown Nashville and is on the National Registry of..."/>
BRIEF: HRI Properties working with Hyatt Hotels on Nashville property [The Advocate, Baton Rouge, La.]
Torstar Corporation announced today that it has completed the sale of the land and buildings in Vaughan that were previously used to operate the Toronto Star printing facility for a purchase price of $54,250,000.. Torstar Corporation is a broadly based media company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Its businesses include the Star Media Group led by the Toronto Star, Canada's largest daily newspaper and Free Daily News Group Inc., which publishes the..."/>
Torstar Corporation: Torstar Announces Completion of Sale of Vaughan Printing Facility & Surrounding Lands
Office Depot Inc. continues to optimize its store footprint in North America, including approximately 300 store closures of Office Depot and OfficeMax stores by 2018," said Julianne Embry, a spokeswoman for the company. While the OfficeMax, located near Target is closing, the Office Depot located down the..."/>
BRIEF: Panama City OfficeMax to close [The News Herald, Panama City, Fla.]
Select Comfort's Sleep Number product, which in many ways makes it unique in the bed and mattress industry, according to Sarah Reckard, a public relations manager with the company. "We've been around..."/>
Sleep Number to open Friday in Albany [The Albany Herald, Ga.]
Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc., the parent of Sirius XM Canada Inc., today announced that it will be reporting its fiscal 2016 fourth quarter and year-end results after markets close on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 and hosting a conference call on Thursday, September..."/>
SiriusXM Canada to Host Fiscal 2016 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results Conference Call on Thursday, September 29, 2016

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