Textbook companies Cengage, McGraw-Hill scrap merger

05/04/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Cengage and McGraw-Hill, the No. 2 and 3 largest U.S. college textbook companies, terminated their merger agreement on Monday under pressure from U.S. and British antitrust enforcers. Cengage said the deal, announced in May 2019, was scrapped “by mutual agreement due to […]

That’s bananas: Man in gorilla costume charged with burglary

04/29/2020

One man’s gorilla costume was a decent disguise, but he couldn’t put one past Tennessee authorities. A Mt. Juliet, Tenn., man was arrested after reportedly breaking into a home dressed as a gorilla, scaring a six-year-old girl in the residence. Officers responded to a call […]

Consortium buys 81% stake in Portugal motorway operator Brisa

04/28/2020

LISBON (Reuters) – Brisa’s [BAEP.UL] top two shareholders have sold an 81% stake to a consortium of international investors in a deal valuing the Portuguese motorway operator at more than 3 billion euros ($3.26 billion). The sellers were the Jose de Mello conglomerate and London-based […]