Tuesday, February 14, 2006

DOJ to Extend Whirlpool - Maytag Review

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- The U.S. Justice Department will extend its review of Whirlpool Corp.'s proposed $1.79 billion acquisition of rival appliance-maker Maytag Corp., the companies say. Whirlpool and Maytag, parent of North Canton's Hoover Company, said Monday that they will not close the deal until March 30 without Justice Department approval.

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