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  • Albertsons, Safeway grocery chains to merge

    Albertsons, Safeway grocery chains to merge
    The days of the conventional supermarket are numbered. Safeway Inc.'s announcement Thursday that private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management would acquire the company in a deal valued at about $9.4 billion is the latest sign from the troubled grocery...
  • Justice department targeting price-fixing conspiracy on port automobile shipments

    Justice department targeting price-fixing conspiracy on port automobile shipments
    The U.S. Department of Justice has identified and begun targeting a broad conspiracy to fix prices on automobile shipments in and out of Baltimore and other U.S. ports, with a Chilean company recently pleading guilty to violating federal antitrust laws in...
  • Jos. Bank to be acquired by Men's Wearhouse for $1.8 billion

    Jos. Bank to be acquired by Men's Wearhouse for $1.8 billion
    Jos. A. Bank Clothiers finally liked the look of Men's Wearhouse's takeover offer as the Hampstead-based retailer accepted a $1.8 billion buyout Tuesday. The deal would pay Bank's stockholders $65 a share cash, $10 more than Men's Wearhouse initially...
  • John McCain Blasts NFL After Three Playoff Games Barely Avoid Blackouts

    Viewers in Green Bay, Indianapolis and Cincinnati will be able to watch their team's NFL playoff games, after a coordinated effort was made to make last-minute purchases of tickets to make sure that the games sold out and didn't invoke blackout rules....
  • European Union Probes Hollywood Studios' Pay TV Deals

    LONDON -- The European Union has launched an investigation into the pay TV deals of the Hollywood majors. The probe -- which is being carried out by the EU's executive arm, the European Commission -- will look at licensing pacts inked by the majors...
  • 9th Circuit bans juror exclusion over sexual orientation

    SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court became the first in the nation to rule that prospective jurors may not be excluded because of their sexual orientation, a decision that expands juror protections beyond race and gender and provides legal...
  • Patent pool abuse deserves scrutiny [Commentary]

    Patent pool abuse deserves scrutiny [Commentary]
    As Congress considers legislation aimed at limiting lawsuits filed by so-called patent "trolls" — those who collect patents solely so they can sue others for infringing upon them — there is another kind of intellectual property abuse that...
  • Sysco to buy US Foods, former Columbia-based company, for $3.5 billion

    Sysco to buy US Foods, former Columbia-based company, for $3.5 billion
    A merger of the top two U.S. food distributors, Sysco and US Foods, could mean cutbacks at facilities in Severn and Jessup that employ hundreds of workers and sit fewer than 10 miles apart as a combined company consolidates operations across the United...
  • Jamie Donaldson holds three-stroke lead in Nedbank Challenge

    Jamie Donaldson kept his three-shot lead through the third round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City, South Africa. The Welshman had six birdies and a bogey in a five-under 67 to stay ahead of American Ryan Moore and Denmark's Thomas Bjorn....
  • Qualcomm is focus of antitrust investigation in China

    Qualcomm Inc., the world's largest maker of chips for smartphones, said the Chinese government was investigating the company related to an anti-monopoly law. China's National Development and Reform Commission has advised that specific details of the...
  • Nielsen to lay off 333 in Md.

    Nielsen to lay off 333 in Md.
    Media ratings firm Nielsen Holdings plans to lay off 333 workers in Columbia — more than one-third of the workforce at what had been Arbitron Inc.'s headquarters — as the two former rivals combine their businesses. New York-based Nielsen,...