Consumer Goods & Retail Headlines

Fri, Dec 19 2014

Kentucky county passes ordinance that hits at power of unions

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec 19 - Warren County, Kentucky passed a right-to-work ordinance on Friday, making the fifth most-populous county the first in the state to pass legislation prohibiting unions from requiring members to pay dues in exchange for representation.

REFILE-Madison Dearborn in the lead to take over Walgreen unit -sources

Dec 19 - Buyout firm Madison Dearborn Partners LLC is in advanced talks to acquire a majority stake in the infusion services business of U.S. drugstore chain operator Walgreen Co for more than $1 billion, according to two people close to the situation.

Madison Dearborn in the lead to take over Walgreen unit -sources

Dec 19 - Buyout firm Madison Dearborn Partners LLC is in advanced talks to acquire a majority stake in the infusion services business of U.S. drugstore chain operator Walgreen Co for more than $1 billion, according to two people close to the situation.

Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

(Adds Citigroup, Family Investments, Family Dollar, IMS Health, Roche, Saint-Gobain, Sartorius)

UPDATE 6-China's Fosun raises offer for Club Med

* Bonomi's Global Resorts says reviewing options (Adds postponement of shareholders meeting)

EU mergers and takeovers (Dec 19)

BRUSSELS, Dec 19 - The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:

UPDATE 1-Family Dollar to delay shareholder vote on Dollar Tree deal - CNBC

(Adds comment from Family Dollar spokesman, details, share move)

Confusion reigns in leveraged land

NEW YORK, Dec 19 (IFR) - Bankers specialising in leveraged loans and high-yield bonds say 2015 will start off in a similar fashion to 2014: with the same level of confusion about how to interpret US regulators' leveraged lending guidelines that have been in force for almost two years now.

Family Dollar to delay shareholder vote on Dollar Tree deal - CNBC

Dec 19 - Family Dollar Inc will delay a shareholder vote on the potential acquisition by Dollar Tree Inc , CNBC said, citing sources.

PRESS DIGEST- Canada-Dec 19

Dec 19 - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.