<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/1913331/post-cereal-ralcorp-conagra-bloomberg*100xx3000-3000-831-0.jpg">Merger talks between Post Holdings Inc. (NYSE: POST) and ConAgra Foods Inc. (NYSE: CAG), to combine the cereal company with ConAgra’s frozen potato business, Lamb Weston, stalled recently, but could heat up again, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The Journal cites unnamed people familiar with the matter as saying the deal was to be structured as a Reverse Morris Trust — “a tax-efficient transaction in which a company breaks off a piece and merges it with a similarly sized rival.”

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Post Holdings held merger talks with ConAgra Foods: report

Merger talks between Post Holdings Inc. (NYSE: POST) and ConAgra Foods Inc. (NYSE: CAG), to combine the cereal company with ConAgra’s frozen potato business, Lamb Weston, stalled recently, but could heat up again, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Journal cites unnamed people familiar with the matter as saying the deal was to be structured […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/346261/gold-billy*100xx2400-2400-0-274.jpg">Industrial is widely touted as the bulletproof corner of commercial real estate in Houston, but there's a bit more nuance to the unsexy sector's health.

For example, buildings that are crane-ready typically attract manufacturing users that do business in the oil patch, said Billy Gold, senior vice president with CBRE. That's not to say crane-served buildings cater exclusively to oil and gas users, but their tenant pools tend to lean toward the energy industry. Those buildings are the ones hurting…<div>
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Houston’s industrial market being held afloat by consumer goods

Industrial is widely touted as the bulletproof corner of commercial real estate in Houston, but there’s a bit more nuance to the unsexy sector’s health. For example, buildings that are crane-ready typically attract manufacturing users that do business in the oil patch, said Billy Gold, senior vice president with CBRE. That’s not to say crane-served […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/8098892/mercedes0027*100xx2395-2400-0-0.jpg">An Austrian automotive supplier on Tuesday announced plans to bring a new $11.1 million facility to the Oxmoor Valley.

voestalpine Automotive Body Parts Inc., a producer of stamped and hot-formed automotive parts, will occupy an existing 52,000-square-foot location at 260-A Lyon Lane near Birmingham's Red Mountain Park. The investment is set to create an estimated 42 jobs.

"This investment is an important step in the growth strategy of our company in the U.S.," said Philipp Schulz, the local managing…<div>
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Automotive supplier to bring $11.1M facility to Birmingham

An Austrian automotive supplier on Tuesday announced plans to bring a new $11.1 million facility to the Oxmoor Valley. voestalpine Automotive Body Parts Inc., a producer of stamped and hot-formed automotive parts, will occupy an existing 52,000-square-foot location at 260-A Lyon Lane near Birmingham’s Red Mountain Park. The investment is set to create an estimated […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/8926272/2543763201-4*100xx2667-2667-667-0.jpg">Getting a boost from independent voters and adding to her advantage among women, Democrat Hillary Clinton has opened an 8-point lead over Republican Donald Trump in Florida's critical presidential contest, a new poll shows.

Clinton leads Trump by a margin of 47 percent to 39 percent in Florida, after being in a virtual deadlock last month, according to a poll released Tuesday by Quinnipiac University. Clinton led by 1 percentage point in a May 10 poll.

The Democrat particularly saw her numbers…<div>
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Poll: Clinton opens lead in Florida

Getting a boost from independent voters and adding to her advantage among women, Democrat Hillary Clinton has opened an 8-point lead over Republican Donald Trump in Florida’s critical presidential contest, a new poll shows. Clinton leads Trump by a margin of 47 percent to 39 percent in Florida, after being in a virtual deadlock last […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/5391421/pharmacy*100xx1415-1415-354-0.jpg">Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) will acquire Lincare Holdings’ specialty pharmacy businesses, Acro Pharmaceutical Services and Community Pharmacy Services.

Lincare Holdings is the nation’s largest home health provider of respiratory services including oxygen. Premier, a health care improvement company, will pay $75 million for the two businesses that generated approximately $206 million in fiscal year 2015.

The deal allows Premier access to limited distribution drugs for oncology, multiple sclerosis…<div>
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Lincare sells specialty pharmacy businesses

Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) will acquire Lincare Holdings’ specialty pharmacy businesses, Acro Pharmaceutical Services and Community Pharmacy Services. Lincare Holdings is the nation’s largest home health provider of respiratory services including oxygen. Premier, a health care improvement company, will pay $75 million for the two businesses that generated approximately $206 million in fiscal year 2015. […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/5414441/rpi-misc-6-2014-12*100xx2992-3000-923-0.jpg">Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, has been selected as the Northeast regional research center for the federal government's new $140 million Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute.

The private engineering school is one of five regional manufacturing centers across the United States. The others are Texas A&M University, North Carolina State University, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of California, Los Angeles.

The Obama administration named the winners…<div>
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is part of a $140 million federal manufacturing research project

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, has been selected as the Northeast regional research center for the federal government’s new $140 million Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute. The private engineering school is one of five regional manufacturing centers across the United States. The others are Texas A&M University, North Carolina State University, the Pacific Northwest […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/6693912/aerojet-rocketdyne-rs25-engine*100xx1920-1920-487-0.jpg">Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc., the aerospace company that is one of the Sacramento area's largest employers, said Monday that it will refinance its long-term debt, gaining financial flexibility and saving about $20 million a year in future interest payments.

Aerojet's lenders agreed Friday to an amended $350 million credit facility, replacing its existing line of credit, and to provide a $400 million term loan. The entire $750 million in financing has an interest rate of LIBOR plus 2.25 percent.…<div>
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Aerojet Rocketdyne refinances debt, saving $20 million a year in interest

Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc., the aerospace company that is one of the Sacramento area’s largest employers, said Monday that it will refinance its long-term debt, gaining financial flexibility and saving about $20 million a year in future interest payments. Aerojet’s lenders agreed Friday to an amended $350 million credit facility, replacing its existing line of […]

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