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Marriott International and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Sign Amended Merger Agreement
Marriott International Inc. and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. announced March 21 that the companies have signed an amendment to their definitive merger agreement that creates the world’s largest hotel company. This revised agreement offers superior value for Starwood’s shareholders, the ability to close quickly, and provides value creation potential that will allow both sets of shareholders to benefit from improved financial performance. Marriott and Starwood have already obtained important regulatory consents necessary to complete the transaction, including clearing pre-merger antitrust reviews in the United States and Canada. See the full release to learn more about the deal.
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Valeant Announces CEO Succession Plan and Changes to Board of Directors; Provides Accounting and Financial Reporting Update
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. announced on March 21 that it has initiated a search for a new chief executive officer, appointed William A. Ackman to its board of directors, and provided an update on certain accounting and financial reporting matters. Valeant announced that the board has initiated a search to identify a candidate to succeed J. Michael Pearson as chief executive officer. Pearson will continue to serve as CEO and a director until his replacement is appointed. See the full release to learn more about the moves at Valeant.
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OpenTable Reveals 100 Hottest Restaurants in America
OpenTable revealed on March 23 the 100 Hottest Restaurants in America for 2016. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 20,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Featuring stylish restaurants from celebrated chefs as well as those popular with celebrity diners, the complete list includes honorees in 27 states, such as The Nice Guy in West Hollywood, Calif., Santina in New York, and Talde in Jersey City, N.J. California has 25 winning restaurants, followed by New York with 15, and Florida and Illinois with seven each. Texas has five while Colorado and Georgia have four winners apiece. Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Nevada each have three winners. Arizona, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, and Utah count two winners per state. Connecticut, Iowa, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Tennessee are also represented. See the full release to learn which other restaurants made the list.
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Celebrated and Multifaceted Entertainer Seth MacFarlane to Perform at Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas
Four-time Grammy nominated singer Seth MacFarlane will bring his renowned talents to the Encore Theater Stage at Wynn Las Vegas for a two-night engagement at 7:30 p.m. on April 29 and 30. Tickets go on sale March 18 at 10 a.m. PT. MacFarlane’s 75-minute show will be accompanied by a live, onstage orchestra, including members of Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers orchestra. MacFarlane’s baritone voice will perform classic songs and hidden gems of the ’40s through ’50s swing era and offer unique arrangements and orchestral interpretations. See the full release to learn about the show.
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Victoria’s Secret Reveals The 2016 What Is Sexy? List
Style, attitude and confidence describe the women who grace Victoria’s Secret’s 2016 What Is Sexy? List. As the authority on what is sexy now, Victoria’s Secret compiled its picks of the fiercest and most inspiring women in Hollywood who embody an aspirational lifestyle. From Sexiest Actress to Sexiest Mogul, the women who made the highly-anticipated list are all sexy, bold, and powerful. See the full release to see the list.
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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists. He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.