By Jocelyn Noveck/The Associated Press NEW YORK — Casting Jesus for the silver screen has always been tricky. Directors must balance the actor’s ability to project a sense of both divinity and humanity. They also need to sell tickets, and thus have often cast handsome, leading-man types. In the new movie “Son of God,” Jesus
PLEASANTON, Calif. (AP) — Safeway says it has agreed to be acquired by an investment group led by Cerebus Capital Management, the owner of Albertsons and several other supermarket chains. The acquisition is worth about $7.64 billion in cash, and pending other transactions could top more than $9 billion. It comes amid ongoing consolidation in
Want to wake up to the sound of bacon sizzling on the stove with its aroma drawing you out of bed? Oscar Mayer says it has created a bacon-scented app.
Tribune Co. on Thursday said Jack Griffin will be CEO when it spins off its publishing business into a separate company this year. Griffin, a consultant to media companies including Tribune, starts April 14 at Tribune Publishing, which includes the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and six other newspapers. Chicago-based Tribune Co. also announced that
Staples will close up to 225 stores in North America by the end of next year as it seeks to trim about $500 million in costs annually by 2015. The nation’s largest office-supply retailer said Thursday that nearly half of its sales are now generated online, so it will aggressively cut costs to become more efficient.
Cerberus Capital Management, owner of Jewel-Osco, is looking to wrap up a $9 billion deal to buy supermarket chain Safeway Inc. this week, according to a published report. But the private equity firm’s plans are being hampered by a bid from Kroger Co., the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the situation. Cincinnati-based