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Tuesday July 28, 2015

updated - July 28, 2015 Tuesday EDT

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McGraw Hill to Expand its Data Services, in Talks to Acquire SNL Financial

McGraw Hill Financial Inc. is close to acquiring SNL Financial LC, a financial news and analysis data provider, for more than $2 billion, according to a report from Bloomberg.

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Franchise News
Thai Airways' Restructuring Plan will Reduce Flights and Cut Jobs

Thai Airways International Pcl is planning to cut 1,401 jobs and suspend its flight to Los Angeles and Rome, according to a report from Reuters.

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Franchise News
Looking to Solidify its Grip On the Generic Drug Sector, Teva may Acquire Allergan's Generic Business

Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd., a Israeli-based drugmaker, is in advance talks to acquire the generic drugs business of Allergan Plc., according to a report from Bloomberg.

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Biz/Tech
Fiat Chrysler Faces Record $105 Million in Fines Over Unsatisfactory Recalls, May Implement Vehicle Repurchases

Automaker Fiat Chrysler is set to face a record $105 million in fines for unsatisfactory execution of its recalls for millions of vehicles, according to a Wall Street Journal Report.

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Marketing
Converse Introduces Redesigned, More Comfrotable Chuck Taylors

Apparel maker Converse introduced on Friday redesigns to its iconic sneaker Chuck Taylors to improve comfort and boost sales.

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Biz/Tech
AT&T Completes $48 Billion Acquisition of DirecTV to Create Biggest Cable Company in US

AT&T Inc., the second largest wireless carrier in the United States, announced on Friday that it had completed its acquisition of DirecTV, the leading pay TV company in the country, a deal valued at $48.5 billion that creates the biggest cable company in the U.S.

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Biz/Tech
Pearson in Talks to Sell Stake in The Economist Following Divestment of Financial Times

Following its sale of the daily newspaper Financial Times to Japanese media group Nikkei, Britain's Pearson confirmed on Saturday plans to sell its stake in weekly business magazine The Economist as the British firm continues to exit the media business.

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TOP 10 FRANCHISE FOR 2015

  • RANK
    FRANCHISE NAME
    STARUP COSTS
  • 1nc
    Hampton Hotels
    $3.7M - 13.52M
  • 2nc
    Subway
    $85.2K - 260.35K
  • 3up
    Jiffy Lube Int'l. Inc.
    $196.5K - 304K
  • 4down
    7-Eleven Inc.
    $30.8K - 1.64M
  • 5up
    Supercuts
    $103.55K - 196.5K
  • 6up
    Anytime Fitness
    $56.3K - 353.9K
  • 7down
    Servpro
    $133.05K - 181.45K
  • 8down
    Denny's Inc.
    $1.18M - 2.4M
  • 9down
    McDonald's
    $1M - 2.16M
  • 10down
    Pizza Hut Inc.
    $295K - 2.15M
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