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  • Matthew Bucksbaum, Former General Growth CEO, Dies at 87

    Matthew Bucksbaum, who influenced how Americans shop and invest in retail real estate as co- founder of General Growth Properties Inc., the second-biggest U.S. owner of shopping malls, has died. He was 87.

  • Anti-Tax Activists Rebuffed at Supreme Court on Election-Disclosure Rules

    The U.S. Supreme Court refused to relax the disclosure requirements for groups that spend money to influence federal elections, as the justices turned away an appeal from anti-tax and libertarian activists.

  • Mall of America Boosts Security After Attack in Nairobi

    Mall of America, the largest U.S. shopping center and entertainment complex, said it’s increasing security after Islamist militants attacked a Kenyan mall, killing at least 67 civilians.

  • Secret Political Cash Moves Through Nonprofit Daisy Chain

    Sean Noble, a former congressional aide, had an account ready when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2010 that corporations could join wealthy donors and spend freely in federal elections. In less than a year, he had $62 million at his disposal.

  • General Growth, Apex, L&H Trucking, Visteon, Newark Group: Bankruptcy

    Blackstone Group LP , the world’s largest buyout firm, agreed to invest $500 million in General Growth Properties Inc. as part of its restructuring plan as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission opened a formal insider- trading probe of some of the mall owner’s officials.

  • REITs Gaining 26% Ditch Failing Shopping Malls: Mortgages

    Mall owners including Simon Property Group Inc. and General Growth Properties Inc., the biggest in the U.S., are signaling they’re moving on from struggling retail centers as the economic rebound drives them to focus on the best-performing markets.

  • Supreme Court to Review Aggregate Campaign Donation Limit

    The U.S. Supreme Court will consider a Republican challenge to federal limits on the total amount of money individuals can give to candidates, political parties and political committees every two years.

  • General Growth to Sell Its Stakes in Brazil’s Aliansce

    General Growth Properties Inc., the second-largest U.S. shopping mall owner, agreed to sell its stakes in Brazil’s Aliansce Shopping Centers SA to two buyers for about $690 million.

  • 'Working Girl' Big Idea Needed for 1990s Redux: Caroline Baum

    “The U.S. economy remains almost comatose....The current slump already ranks as the longest period of sustained weakness since the Great Depression....Once- in-a-lifetime dislocations...will take years to work out. Among them: the job drought, the debt hangover, the defense-industry contraction, the (banking) collapse, the real estate depression, the health-care cost explosion and the runaway federal deficit.”

  • Ackman Reaches Deal to Drop Call for General Growth Sale

    Investor Bill Ackman sold some of his holdings in General Growth Properties Inc. to the company’s largest shareholder as part of an agreement that ends his quest for the mall owner to put itself up for sale.

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