Christopher J Preston

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March 2015

Newcomers jump into activist investing, eying returns and capital

BOSTON (Reuters) - The largest new field of activist investors in years is shaking up corporate America, seeking to tap into billions of dollars in available capital and inspired by the outsized returns of brand-name agitators like William Ackman and Carl Icahn.<p>William Ackman, founder and CEO of …

US woman kidnapped in Nigeria released

A 71-year-old missionary abducted last month from a school in Nigeria has been released and is safe<p>An American woman kidnapped by masked gunmen in central Nigeria last month was released on Friday and handed over to US government officials.<p>Phyllis Sortor, a missionary with the Free Methodist …

Travel

Travel

Applebee's Customer Burned by Fajitas While Praying, But He Can't Sue

An Applebee's customer who was burned while praying over his plate of sizzling fajitas has been told he cannot sue the chain. Late yesterday, a New Jersey appellate court upheld the decision of a lower court which had dismissed the case in 2010, reports the AP.<p>Hiram Jimenez originally sought …

Charlize Theron reopens a cold case in 'Dark Places' trailer

You’ve met Gillian Flynn’s Amazing Amy on screen in <i>Gone Girl.</i> Now, meet Libby Day in the trailer for <i>Dark Places</i>, another adaptation of a Flynn …

Al Pacino rock star tries a new tune in exclusive clip from 'Danny Collins'

Danny Collins was a huge rock star once, and to some, he still is. Back in the 1970s, he wrote the hit songs that made the whole sing. And he never …

NFL: Greg Hardy eligible to sign deal

Carolina Panthers defensive end and soon-to-be free agent Greg Hardy will be allowed to sign a new contract even if he remains on the commissioner's …

NFL

Fitbit Acquires FitStar’s Personal Training Platform

Fitbit today confirmed its rumored acquisition of FitStar’s fitness training and yoga platform for an undisclosed sum.<p>The company said in a blog post that the purchase will allow FitStar members to gain deeper insight into their overall health by incorporating their personal workouts or yoga …