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UPDATED: Sun., July 29, 2018

It’s incredibly hard to fire a founder even if he deserves it

The long, costly fight for control at Liberty Tax illustrates just how hard it can be for businesses to sever ties with founders who don’t want to go. It’s also …


Papa John’s founder sues for corporate records

The founder of Papa John’s pizza is suing for access to the company’s books and records after he resigned this month amid reports he used a racial slur during a …


Papa John’s founder regrets resigning as chairman

Papa John’s International’s founder John Schnatter regrets resigning as chairman after using a racial slur during a training session and believes the company’s board mishandled the situation by pushing him …


Papa John’s further shuns founder, evicting him from offices

Papa John’s International’s board put further distance between the pizza chain and its outspoken founder John Schnatter for using a racial slur, agreeing to review all ties to him, evict …


JetBlue founder raising funds for new U.S. airline, reports say

After a decade of industry consolidation, David Neeleman, one of aviation’s famed entrepreneurs, sees room for a new low-cost U.S. airline focused on reducing travel hassles by using smaller airports, …


nLIGHT co-founder took circuitous path to success in laser tech

In 1981, DeVito was 23 years old with a new master’s degree in electronic science under his arm. Yet he could not find work at the region’s tech companies.


Megachurch founder quits amid sexual misconduct allegations

The founder of a Chicago-area evangelical church that grew to become one of the largest in the nation is stepping down, calling allegations that he touched and made lewd comments …


Toys R Us founder dies days after chain’s announced shutdown

Charles P. Lazarus, the World War II veteran who founded Toys R Us six decades ago and transformed it into an iconic piece of Americana, died Thursday at age 94, …


Furniture for all: IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad dies at 91

Ingvar Kamprad, the IKEA founder who turned a small-scale mail order business into a global furniture empire, has died at 91, the company said Sunday.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017

Court sides with Menards founder in ex-fiancee’s lawsuit

The founder of the Menards building supply stores doesn’t owe his former fiancie compensation for professional work she said she performed for his multibillion-dollar company and other business ventures during …