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  • Google and online privacy: Cut that link

    Google and online privacy: Cut that link
    You had a run-in with the taxman more than a decade ago, as a result of which your house was put up for auction. Though the issue was resolved long ago, an online search of your name still yields the information. Should the search-engine service be...
  • Southwest and JetBlue get landing slots at Reagan National Airport

    Southwest and JetBlue get landing slots at Reagan National Airport
    Southwest Airlines and JetBlue Airlines will soon increase service to and from Washington's Reagan National Airport, thanks to the results of an antitrust lawsuit. To settle an antitrust suit and allow the merger of American Airlines and US Airways, the...
  • Former Phoebus back Shawne Alston hopes to make things better for college athletes

    Former Phoebus back Shawne Alston hopes to make things better for college athletes
    Like many headline-making ideas, it came to him in the middle of the night. Not that he hadn't thought about it before. In four seasons at West Virginia, where he rushed for 1,068 yards and 19 touchdowns, Shawne Alston came to realize something needed...
  • Comcast-TWC Merger Faces Another Congressional Panel

    Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable comes before another congressional panel on Thursday, as a House Judiciary subcommittee hears from a series of witnesses on whether the massive transaction should get the greenlight from federal regulators....
  • Comcast and Time Warner Cable defend deal before Congress

    Rising cable bills and programming diversity were focal points of a congressional hearing on Comcast Corp.'s proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable. If approved, the more than $40-billion deal would combine the nation's top two cable providers and...
  • House Republicans Grill Comcast Over Plans to Merge With Time Warner Cable

    House Republican and Democratic lawmakers raised concerns about Comcast's proposed combination with Time Warner Cable, including the possibility that the company would gain too much market power over the lineup of channels and programming over its...
  • Proposed mega-merger of Omnicom and Publicis Groupe collapses

    Proposed mega-merger of Omnicom and Publicis Groupe collapses
    The proposed mega-merger of two of the world's leading advertising holding companies -- Omnicom Group of New York and Publicis Groupe of Paris -- has collapsed. Late Thursday, the two companies announced the termination of their proposed marriage, which...
  • Apple, Google agree to settle antitrust class action, lawyer's office says

    Apple, Google agree to settle antitrust class action, lawyer's office says
    The four tech giants accused of artificially suppressing wages by conspiring not to poach each other's talent agreed to settle a major antitrust lawsuit Thursday, according to the office of one of the attorneys involved. If the documents that already...
  • New lawsuit targets NCAA, 11 conferences over scholarships

    A federal antitrust lawsuit filed Friday accused the NCAA and 11 conferences of fixing prices by capping the value of athletic scholarships. The lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota is the latest in a surge of litigation...
  • Wall Street would cheer Time Warner Cable sale but media watchdogs worry

    Time Warner Cable might have its own cord cut. Two big cable operators — Comcast Corp. and Charter Communications — are interested in acquiring Time Warner Cable, the nation's second-largest cable operator, which boasts more than 1 million...
  • Wild Oats chain is poised to reopen this year

    Wild Oats chain is poised to reopen this year
    Wild Oats Markets Inc., the closed purveyor of organic and natural foods, is planning a comeback this year, potentially aided by local billionaire Ron Burkle. The company, which has been out of operation since 2007, now says on its website that it is...