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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 billionĀ is the latest sign from the troubled grocery...
  • 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...
  • 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. A. Bank rejects latest Men's Wearhouse bid

    Jos. A. Bank rejects latest Men's Wearhouse bid
    The first crack in Jos. A. Bank Clothier's resolve to remain independent emerged Thursday as the menswear retailer rejected Men's Wearhouse's increased hostile takeover offer but said it would meet with its rival to discuss a merger. Men's Wearhouse...
  • Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal would create formidable giant

    Comcast Corp.'s $45.2-billion stock deal for Time Warner Cable would create a media juggernaut with revenue approaching $100 billion and more than 30 million customers, including more than 1.5 million in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. "We view...
  • Comcast plans a media powerhouse

    Comcast Corp. already produces movies, television shows and national and local news programs while operating theme parks and the largest pay-TV system in the U.S. And now, with one bold stroke, the Philadelphia conglomerate could dominate the flow of...
  • Prospects for Jos. A. Bank and Men's Wearhouse merger dim

    Prospects for Jos. A. Bank and Men's Wearhouse merger dim
    As the prospect of a $1.6 billion merger between Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. and Men's Wearhouse dimmed, investors retrenched Monday, pushing down shares of both retailers much further than the broader market decline. The market reacted after a weekend...
  • Google reaches tentative settlement in European antitrust case

    Google reaches tentative settlement in European antitrust case
    Google Inc. has reached a tentative settlement with European antitrust regulators to end an investigation into allegations it abused its search-engine dominance to promote its own services over those of rivals. The deal, announced Wednesday in Brussels,...
  • GPOs fuel drug shortages [Commentary]

    GPOs fuel drug shortages [Commentary]
    Maryland has been a pacesetter on some important health care issues like hospital cost control. But on one matter that is seriously impairing patient care — generic drug shortages — Marylanders are facing the same crisis as everyone else....
  • 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...
  • DOJ clears Gannett-Belo deal but demands sale of St. Louis TV station

    DOJ clears Gannett-Belo deal but demands sale of St. Louis TV station
    Gannett Co.'s $2.2-billion acquisition of Belo TV stations can move forward -- but the Department of Justice is demanding the sale of KMOV-TV Channel 4 in St. Louis as a condition for the agency's approval of the deal. The proposed deal would give the...