WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A planned merger of two large U.S. mattress companies will force antitrust regulators to decide how much concentration they are prepared to allow in this once diffuse market. Full story
While big chunks of the industry may be feeling gloomy, the artist formerly known as IBM's PC Division keeps on raking in money. Lenovo's third quarter earnings report reveals that the company sold $9.4 billion worth of hardware, keeping $200 million of that back for itself in net profit. It's also Full story
Looking to be a savvier buyer in 2013? TODAY contributor Elizabeth Mayhew reveals what to buy and when to buy it to ensure you get the best deals, from mattress shopping in the spring to searching out patio furniture in the fall.
(Reuters) - Electronics and furniture retailer Conn's Inc <CONN.O> said it would reduce its dependence on consumer electronics and shift its focus to the higher-margin furniture and mattresses business to drive sales over the next few years. Full story
Men carry mattresses from a vehicle as aid to Syrian refugees in Tripoli June 9, 2013. REUTERS/Omar Ibrahim (LEBANON - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
Eight Year old Lucian Shalmy-Freeman jumps on a mattress during a UK Uncut protest outside the home of welfare minister David Freud, in north London April 13, 2013. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
People carry a mattress on top of a motorised tricycle along a road in the Yaba district in Lagos March 29, 2013. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye(NIGERIA - Tags: TRANSPORT SOCIETY)
Savoir Beds, a British bed company, will unveil its "Royal Bed," a cashmere and horse-hair-stuffed mattress that sells for $175,000.