URS Corp. , the U.S. infrastructure services provider pursuing Scott Wilson Group Plc , may raise its offer for the British engineering adviser after a rival 189 million-pound ($285.5 million) bid threatened its takeover plan.
URS Corp. , a U.S. engineering- advisory company, agreed to buy U.K.-based Scott Wilson Group Plc after sweetening its offer to about 223 million pounds ($333 million) to trump a competing proposal from CH2M Hill Cos.
While Tim Cook has dropped hints that Apple Inc. is hard at work on a television to drive the next era of growth, the company’s wristwatch-style device, still in development, may prove more profitable.
By Anne E. Kornblutand Scott Wilson Sept. 10 (Washington Post) -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton sees similarities between the drug violence now afflicting Mexico and Colombia's narco-war of the 1980s. President Obama, not so much. "You can't compare what is happening in Mexico with what happened in Colombia," Obama told a Spanish-language newspaper in remarks published on its Web site on Thursday. Obama's remarks in La Opinion appeared at odds with Clinton's comments a day earlier that the situation in Mexico is "looking more and more like Colombia looked 20 years ago," with drug traffickers controlling "parts of the country." "In Colombia, it got to the point where. . . more than a third of the country - nearly 40 percent of the country at one time or another - was controlled by the insurgents, by FARC," Clinton said, referring to the Colombian revolutionary group.