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Outerwall Inc. by Apollo Global Management LLC. On July 25, 2016, the two companies announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Apollo Global Management will acquire Outerwall. Under the terms of the agreement, Outerwall shareholders will receive $52.00 for each share of Outerwall common stock."/>
Robbins Arroyo LLP: Acquisition of Outerwall Inc. (OUTR) by Apollo Global Management LLC (APO) May Not Be in Shareholders' Best Interests
A&W Revenue Royalties Income Fund today announced that it is increasing monthly cash distributions by 2.3%, from 13.0¢ per unit to 13.3¢ per unit beginning with the July 2016 distribution."/>
A&W Revenue Royalties Income Fund Announces Distribution Increase
The Brick has Arrived in Moncton!
Aaron's, Inc., a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, today announced a new partnership with global entertainment company WWE to create opportunities for consumers to be engaged with the Aaron's brand at upcoming WWE events. WWE fans will also be invited to talent appearances at Aaron's stores, and to enter the "Aaron's Own The Ring" Sweepstakes..."/>
Aaron's Announces "Aaron's Own The Ring" WWE Sweepstakes
DICK'S Sporting Goods, the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, will be opening its 13 th store in Wisconsin and 652 nd store nationwide on Friday, August 12 in Wausau, WI. DICK'S three-day Grand Opening celebration will run through Sunday, August 14. The store will open at 8:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 9:00 a.m. Sunday."/>
DICK'S Sporting Goods Announces Grand Opening Celebration in Wausau, WI
Comcast customers watched 77 million hours of content on Xfinity On Demand. TV was the most-watched category, representing 33 million of the total hours viewed. The top 20 TV episodes on Xfinity On Demand that premiered during this week were:."/>
Xfinity On Demand Top 20 TV for the Week of July 11 - July 17
DICK'S Sporting Goods, the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, will be opening its 10 th store in Minnesota and 653 rd store nationwide on Friday, August 12 at Marketplace Shopping Center in Waite Park, MN. DICK'S three-day Grand Opening celebration will run through Sunday, August 14. The store will open at 8:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 9:00 a.m. Sunday."/>
DICK'S Sporting Goods Announces Grand Opening Celebration in Waite Park, MN
Ally Financial Inc. on Tuesday reported a jump in net income in the second quarter after the auto lender redeemed preferred shares that carried a high dividend. Detroit-based Ally Financial, which has one of its employee hubs in Charlotte, posted a profit available to common shareholder of $345 million, compared with a loss of $1.1 billion a year ago, when it had preferred dividend payments of $1.3 billion. Earnings per share jumped to 71 cents from a loss of $2.22 last year."/>
Ally Financial reports a jump in net income [The Charlotte Observer]
McDonald's, the trend led to disappointing second-quarter results after months of strong growth. McDonald's said Tuesday its second-quarter earnings slipped 9 percent on costs related to refranchising and relocating the company's longtime Oak Brook headquarters, as well as slower industry growth."/>
One challenge for McDonald's: More Americans are packing their lunches [Chicago Tribune]
DICK'S Sporting Goods, the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, will be opening its 41 st store in Pennsylvania and 651 st store nationwide on Friday, August 12 at Hamilton Crossing in Trexlertown, PA. DICK'S three-day Grand Opening celebration will run through Sunday, August 14. The store will open at 8:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 9:00 a.m. Sunday."/>
DICK'S Sporting Goods Announces Grand Opening Celebration in Trexlertown, PA
Kenneth Cole Announces New Black Bold Fragrance
Libbey Inc. announced that its Board of Directors declared the Company's quarterly cash dividend of 11.5 cents per share. The dividend equates to 46 cents per share on a full-year basis. The dividend is payable on August 23, 2016, to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 9, 2016.."/>
Libbey Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
MEDIFIRST SOLUTIONS, INC. would like to update shareholders regarding its new stage of operations. As recently announced, Medifirst Solutions, Inc., in response to its Premarket Notification 510 submission, received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market its infrared Time Machine TTML-8102000 Laser Thermal Therapeutic Device."/>
Medifirst Solutions to Update Shareholders on Corporate and Sales Strategy
Stein Mart building on the Southbank for almost $24 million. Stein Mart's headquarters occupy about half of the the 10- story, 197,000- square-foot building, which has a total of 20 tenants and is 93- percent occupied. Lingerfelt CommonWealth Partners paid $23,625,000 for the property, which includes a six-story parking garage, according to the deed filed Tuesday with the Duval County Clerk of Courts."/>
BRIEF: Stein Mart building located on Jacksonville's Southbank sells for $23.6 million [The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville]
Charter Communications, Inc. today announced that Kim Crawford Goodman has been elected to Charter's Board of Directors. She will also serve on the audit committee. "Kim is a proven leader and brings with her a wealth of experience and financial expertise that will be of tremendous value to the Charter Board," said Tom Rutledge, Chairman and CEO of Charter Communications."/>
Kim Crawford Goodman Joins Charter Board of Directors
Sands China Ltd., the majority-held subsidiary of global integrated resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp., announced today that its elegant French-themed property, The Parisian Macao, will open its doors on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016.. The launch of the newest addition to the Sands China Ltd portfolio of properties on the Cotai Strip marks yet another major milestone in the company's efforts to support Macao's development as a world centre of..."/>
Sands China Ltd. Announces Opening Date for The Parisian Macao
Starbucks-- violate the Americans with Disabilities Act. District Court lawsuit is the second Elly has recently filed against a Biloxi business, and her fifth in less than four months against a restaurant or..."/>
Hard Rock denied her 'rock star' experience, lawsuit says [The Sun Herald]
Sonic Automotive reported second-quarter earnings Tuesday morning that were in line with Wall Street expectations thanks to strong consumer demand for new and used cars. For the three months that ended June 30, the auto dealer reported earnings of $22.8 million, up from $14.8 million the same quarter a year ago, according to a securities filing. Earnings from continuing operations for the second quarter were $23 million, or 50 cents a share, in line with..."/>
Charlotte-based auto dealer reports earnings in line with Wall Street expectations [The Charlotte Observer]

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