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  • Why gas prices in California are so much higher than elsewhere in U.S.

    Why gas prices in California are so much higher than elsewhere in U.S.
    Californians are used to gyrating gas prices, but the latest swing from the lowest in years to nearly a dollar above the national average is leaving drivers in a tizzy. Some are accusing oil companies of manipulating prices. The industry blames an...
  • Office Depot sought merger with Staples as state and county finalized incentives deal

    Office Depot sought merger with Staples as state and county finalized incentives deal
    Office Depot was exploring a merger with Staples a year ago, even as Palm Beach County and the state were finalizing a new $5 million package of incentives intended to keep the company's headquarters — and more than 2,000 jobs — in South...
  • FTC's Google investigation probed by Senate antitrust chief

    WASHINGTON The chairman of a U.S. Senate antitrust panel will look into the release of a confidential Federal Trade Commission report on an investigation of Google Inc.'s search business, which was closed in 2013 without an enforcement action. Sen....
  • Supreme Court ruling puts state regulatory boards in crosshairs

    Supreme Court ruling puts state regulatory boards in crosshairs
    Want to get paid for shampooing someone's hair? In California, you may need to have at least nine months of experience and pass a licensing test overseen by the state barbering and cosmetology board, whose members include salon professionals. Do you...
  • Trouble at AmEx: Some cardholders can leave home without it

    Trouble at AmEx: Some cardholders can leave home without it
    For decades, American Express was the undisputed credit card of choice among corporate road warriors, the wealthy and the well-traveled, who lived by the company's slogan, "Don't leave home without it." But changing consumer habits, extremely...
  • Lawyer: Wrigley video board would kill rooftop clubs

    Lawyer: Wrigley video board would kill rooftop clubs
    A lawyer for rooftop clubs overlooking Wrigley Field told a federal judge on Monday that if the Chicago Cubs are permitted to erect a giant video board blocking views of games from across the street it would kill their lucrative business. Attorneys...
  • Rooftop owners say Cubs' video board would kill their business

    Rooftop owners say Cubs' video board would kill their business
    A lawyer for rooftop clubs overlooking Wrigley Field told a federal court Monday that if the Chicago Cubs are permitted to erect a giant video board blocking views of games from across the street it would kill their lucrative business. Attorneys for the...
  • Wrigley rooftop owner: 'We're dead," if Cubs erect huge sign

    A lawyer for rooftop clubs overlooking Wrigley Field told a federal court Monday that if the Chicago Cubs are permitted to erect a giant video board blocking views of games from across the street it would kill their lucrative business. Attorneys for...
  • Maryland joins federal opposition to Sysco merger

    Maryland joins federal opposition to Sysco merger
    Maryland has joined nine other states, the District of Columbia and the Federal Trade Commission in opposing a merger of the country's two largest food distribution companies on grounds that the union would create a near-monopoly in this region and...
  • Simon Property raises bid for Macerich to $16.8B

    Mall operator Simon Property boosted its hostile bid for rival Macerich by 5 percent to $16.8 billion and said it will be its best and final offer. The proposed deal would combine two of the largest U.S. shopping mall operators. Simon set an April 1...
  • Lawsuit could end sports leagues' all-or-nothing TV packages

    A high-stakes case playing out in federal court could lead to the end of the all-or-nothing pro sports TV packages that force fans to buy hundreds of live games from around the league instead of just those involving their favorite teams. Fans have long...