Vintage Capital Management LLC, the investment firm waging a takeover fight for rent-to-own furniture chain Aaron’s Inc., said it would consider raising its $2.2 billion offer if the company engaged in talks.
Euro-area government bonds fell as European Central Bank President Mario Draghi damped speculation policy makers will cut interest rates and refrained from introducing new stimulus to boost the recovery.
Norwegian Air Shuttle AS said that yields, which reflect average fares, fell 21 percent last month as competition among Europe’s discount carriers intensified, sending the stock to its sharpest decline in three months.
Tiger Woods will defend his title at the WGC Championships-Cadillac Championship after recovering from lower back pain that forced him to withdraw from the final round of the Honda Classic three days ago.
Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Repsol SA and BG Group Plc are among international oil companies to express interest in Colombian deep-water blocks after contract terms were sweetened, a government official said.
When National Football League executives tried to alter rules for point-after-touchdown kicks several years ago, they were shot down. Now the debate has been renewed after teams last year missed five of 1,267 attempts.
Citigroup Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. are bracing investors for a fourth straight drop in first- quarter trading, a period of the year when the largest investment banks typically earn the most from that business.
Options tied to gains in the benchmark gauge for American stock volatility reached the highest prices in six years last week, reflecting bets that the calm prevailing in equities for the last year won’t last.