Justin Baer

Overseas buyers boost takeovers

Forget about Henry Kravis and Stephen Schwarzman. Mergers and acquisitions may set a worldwide record of more than $3.57 trillion before this year...

URS Corp. acquires Washington Group

Boise-based Washington Group International will be sold to rival design and engineering company URS Corp. for about $2.6 billion, the companies announced...

Blackstone may be going public

Blackstone Group, the private-equity firm that has spent $160 billion taking companies private in the past two decades, is preparing to...

$2.2 billion to settle Enron suit

Jpmorgan Chase agreed to pay investors $2.2 billion to resolve claims it helped Enron inflate revenue by hiding debt, in the largest fraud...