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  • Zillow to buy Trulia for $3.5 billion

    Zillow to buy Trulia for $3.5 billion
    Zillow Inc. announced plans Monday to acquire Trulia Inc. in a $3.5 billion stock deal that will combine two behemoths in the online home purchase and rental search business. The companies said they will continue to operate as separate sites and...
  • Dollar Tree/Family Dollar merger could create Wal-Mart rival but hurt consumers

    Dollar Tree/Family Dollar merger could create Wal-Mart rival but hurt consumers
    An $8.5 billion merger creating North America's biggest dollar store chain could mean increased competition for mass discounters such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. but less choice for shoppers. In the Baltimore area and elsewhere, retail experts said, Dollar...
  • Emails seen as key part of trial over peanut butter deaths

    ATLANTA With a shipping deadline fast approaching, an employee at the Peanut Corporation of America plant in Blakely, Ga., wanted to know what should be done with an order that hadn't been tested for salmonella. The email response from the company's...
  • Darden Restaurants CEO Clarence Otis to resign

    Darden Restaurants CEO Clarence Otis to resign
    After two straight years of declining profits and mounting pressure from investors, embattled Darden Restaurants Chief Executive Officer Clarence Otis on Monday announced plans to resign by the end of this year. Otis is stepping aside at a tumultuous...
  • Herbalife stock plunges after earnings miss estimates

    Herbalife stock plunges after earnings miss estimates
    Los Angeles nutritional products company Herbalife reported a lower-than-expected profit for the second quarter and investors hammered its stock in after-hours trading. Excluding one-time expenses, such as the cost of its aggressive defense against...
  • Maryland health department cautions contractors on police, fire reports

    Maryland health department cautions contractors on police, fire reports
    Maryland's health department has alerted state contractors caring for disabled adults and children that they are obligated to report incidents at their facilities that involve police, fire and medical assistance. The advisory — which comes as...
  • Maryland agencies need to improve oversight of group homes, officials say

    Maryland agencies need to improve oversight of group homes, officials say
    State officials said at a legislative briefing Thursday that their agencies must do more to flag financial mismanagement at group homes — problems similar to those that went unheeded at an Anne Arundel County facility where a 10-year-old disabled...
  • Group home for disabled children struggled to provide adequate care

    Group home for disabled children struggled to provide adequate care
    The recent death of a 10-year-old disabled foster child at an Anne Arundel County group home was just the latest in a series of problems at LifeLine, the state contractor that has been paid millions in taxpayer funds to care for "medically fragile"...
  • LifeLine contracts received little scrutiny at Board of Public Works

    LifeLine contracts received little scrutiny at Board of Public Works
    Maryland's Board of Public Works, a panel that includes the governor and other top state officials, did little to scrutinize millions in contracts it awarded in recent years to the financially strapped operator of a group home where a 10-year-old boy died...
  • Maryland lawmakers, child advocates seek probe into oversight of troubled group home

    Maryland lawmakers, child advocates seek probe into oversight of troubled group home
    Maryland lawmakers and child advocates called Monday for an investigation into regulators' oversight of a troubled group home operator, asking why the state continued to give the company millions in taxpayer dollars despite long-standing financial and...
  • Dollar Tree to acquire Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

    Dollar Tree, a Virginia-based company known for selling all of its goods for $1, said Monday morning that it plans to buy Matthews, N.C.-based Family Dollar Stores. The cash-and-stock deal has a value of $8.5 billion, company officials said. It heads off...