CNN Money's Maribel Aber has your top business and financial news on this Friday, April 4.
NEW YORK, NY (CNN) - CNN Money's Maribel Aber has your top business and financial news on this Friday, April 4.
Douglas Companies of Conway announced Thursday it has acquired a Missouri convenience store distributor company. Douglas said the purchase agreement to acquire Tri-Com Inc., known as Convenience Store Services, was signed Monday. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Douglas Companies said the acquisition is estimated to increase its annual revenues by about $70 million. Douglas Companies will now service more than 800 accounts with annual sales of more than $230 million in six states. CSS, based in Carthage, Mo., is a privately-owned convenience store distributor that serves southwest Missouri, southeast Kansas, northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas.
Just ten days after taking the job, Brendan Eich has resigned as CEO of Mozilla after sparking outrage over his donation to an anti-same-sex marriage campaign. In 2008, Eich donated $1,000 to California's Proposition 8 campaign. Prop 8 was a ballot initiative that sought to make same-sex marriage illegal in the state. News of Eich's donation was first made public in 2012, but attracted a new wave of attention last week when Eich was promoted to CEO from his previous job as chief technology officer. Developers of Mozilla's Firefox browser, the gay community, vocal Mozilla employees and Firefox users took to blogs and Twitter (TWTR) to express outrage over Eich's appointment. Many called for his resignation. On Monday, online dating site OkCupid joined the fray and called for a boycott of the Firefox browser.
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Comedian David Letterman, who brought a sardonic, offbeat wit to late-night television, along with bits such as "Stupid Pet Tricks" and his "Top Ten" list, will retire as host of "The Late Show" on CBS in 2015, he said during the taping of his show in New York. Letterman, 66, whose contract expires next year, began hosting the CBS show in August 1993, after leaving the rival NBC network, where he originated his late-night TV persona and much of his program on the "Late Night with David Letterman" show for many years. There was no immediate word on who might succeed Letterman in the key 11:30 p.m. slot on CBS, opposite NBC's top-rated "The Tonight Show."