Articles By J.J. McGrath

From Companies Apr 09, 2012

It's A Tale Of Two Countries -- China, US -- In The IPO Market

Proceeds of initial public offerings listed in the United States were relatively light in the first quarter, but they are likely to get absolutely heavier in the second quarter -- especially should Facebook Inc. conduct its anticipated $5 billion IPO in May.

From Companies Apr 08, 2012

AT&T Could Be Hit By Strike(s) On Easter Sunday

AT&T Inc. and the Communications Workers of America, or CWA, are cutting it close as they seek successors to four collective-bargaining agreements covering about 40,000 employees of the telecommunications company. The current contracts expire on Easter Sunday at 12:01 a.m.

From Society Apr 08, 2012

Avalanche Buries 135 Pakistani Soldiers And Civilians On Saturday

The avalanche rolling over a Pakistani army battalion headquarters in the Himalayan region of Kashmir on Saturday buried 124 soldiers and 11 civilian employees of the military -- with no sign of survivors yet -- according to the country's Inter Services Public Relations, or ISPR.

From Society Apr 07, 2012

Casey Anthony Case: Florida Enacts 'Caylee's Law' On Friday

The so-called Caylee's Law -- born after the death of Orlando 2-year-old Caylee Anthony in 2008 -- was signed by Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Friday, according to multiple media reports.

From Companies Apr 02, 2012

FDA Advances On Two Fronts In The War On Tobacco

In combating the tobacco epidemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released two separate draft guidance documents designed to help implement provisions of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.

From Companies Apr 02, 2012

Visa Card Network Has Technical Difficulty Sunday

Visa Inc. acknowledged a technical issue with the company's network kept people from using their credit and debit cards for about 45 minutes on Sunday.

From Companies Apr 01, 2012

DirecTV, Tribune Contract Battle Goes Down To The Wire

DirecTV, the largest satellite-television provider in the United States, will cease carrying Tribune Broadcasting television stations in 19 markets -- and WGN America nationwide -- beginning Saturday at midnight, should the contract between the two companies expire then.

From Companies Mar 31, 2012

Groupon Restates 4Q, Full-Year 2011 Results On Refund Costs

The daily-deal site operator said its downward revisions were due to its having to set aside more money for refunds to merchants than it had initially expected.

From Companies Mar 26, 2012

Wild Weekend For BATS Capped By Mea Culpa

In the wake of the uncommon cancellation of the initial public offering by Bats Global Markets Inc. on Friday, the company's chairman, CEO, and president apologized to customers and members of the trading community in a letter posted on its website on Sunday.

From Society Mar 26, 2012

Strong Magnitude-7.1 Earthquake Shakes Chile On Sunday Evening

A magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck Chile on Sunday at 7:37 p.m. local time (6:37 p.m. EDT), according to the U.S. Geological Survey. At a depth of 21.6 miles (34.8 kilometers), the quake's epicenter was 136 miles (219 kilometers) south-southwest of the capital city of Santiago, the USGS reported.