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  • As NCAA fends off challenges, antitrust exemption debated

    For years there have been discussions within NCAA membership about seeking an antitrust exemption to provide protection from the types of lawsuits that are threatening to forcefully overhaul college sports. As pressure from litigation and possible...
  • 5 global banks to pay $5.7 billion in fines over currency manipulation

     5 global banks to pay $5.7 billion in fines over currency manipulation
    They called themselves the Cartel, and that turned out to be an appropriate name. Traders and sales agents used electronic chat rooms, prosecutors said, to conspire to manipulate prices in the $5-trillion-a-day foreign currency markets. They secretly...
  • Staples says Office Depot acquisition 'on track'

    Staples says Office Depot acquisition 'on track'
    The merger of Office Depot and Staples is "right on track," Staples chief executive Ron Sargent said Wednesday. During a conference call to discuss Staples' first-quarter earnings, Sargent said the Massachusetts-based office-supply retailer is...
  • Boston Medical Center, Tufts Medical Center call off merger

    Boston Medical Center and Tufts Medical Center have announced that their merger talks have broken off. In a joint statement Wednesday, hospital leaders said integrating two large teaching hospitals would have been a "complex task" and it was "best for...
  • Verizon deal to buy AOL continues media consolidation

    A year ago, when telephone giant AT&T unveiled its $49-billion deal to buy satellite TV company DirecTV, the industry asked: What about Verizon? On Tuesday, Verizon responded: You've got mail! The telecommunications company announced its $4.4...
  • U.S. steps up scrutiny of movie distribution

    U.S. steps up scrutiny of movie distribution
    At a time when the box office is booming, the business practices of the nation's largest theater chains are coming under growing scrutiny by the federal government. The Department of Justice recently ordered Regal Entertainment Group, AMC...
  • California Supreme Court revives generic Cipro lawsuit

    The California Supreme Court on Thursday revived a class-action lawsuit that accuses German pharmaceutical giant Bayer of paying another drug company to delay introducing a generic version of a Bayer antibiotic. The practice is known as “pay to...
  • Editorials from around Pennsylvania

    Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: ___ THE POWER OF MARCELLUS: REAL & IMPRESSIVE Impressive as they are, statistics tell only part of the positive economic story of Pennsylvania's...
  • Comcast says adding thousands of customer-support jobs

    Comcast, long dogged by a terrible reputation for customer service, is planning to hire thousands and is rolling out new tools to improve its interactions with customers. "There are times you just need to transform things and rethink things from the base...
  • Charter's losses widen amid Comcast-TWC deal collapse

    Charter Communications' first-quarter loss deepened as its customer growth slowed and a major cable-industry deal imploded. Charter was set to buy Bright House Networks LLC for $10 billion, but the acquisition was contingent on Comcast's proposed $45...
  • After decades, NFL decides to give up tax-exempt status

    Every so often, in a bid to sound threatening, a member of Congress has vowed to revoke the NFL's tax-exempt status. Now Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league will give it up voluntarily to "eliminate this distraction." One result is that Goodell'...