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  • Supreme Court case on NC dental board could affect oversight

    North Carolina legislators want to learn about a new U.S. Supreme Court ruling involving the state's dental licensing board and what it may mean for regulators monitoring professional fields of work. A General Assembly committee scheduled a meeting...
  • Senate panel advances anti-hacking bill amid privacy objections

    WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate intelligence committee approved a bill to shield companies from lawsuits when they share cyberattack information with each other and federal agencies, adding momentum to long-stalled legislation. Banks, technology and retail...
  • Simon Property makes $16-billion bid for rival mall owner Macerich

    Simon Property makes $16-billion bid for rival mall owner Macerich
    Despite the meteoric rise of online shopping, traditional malls still occupy prime real estate in the retail landscape — as evidenced by the $16-billion bid for Macerich Co., owner of Santa Monica Place and dozens of other shopping centers. The...
  • Staples urged to improve board for merger with Office Depot

    Staples urged to improve board for merger with Office Depot
    Starboard Value, the activist investor firm that urged Staples to propose a merger with Boca Raton-based Office Depot, has delivered a letter to Staples' board of directors saying the Framingham, Mass., office-supply company needs to improve its board....
  • Expedia to buy Orbitz for $1.3 billion in latest online travel deal

    Expedia to buy Orbitz for $1.3 billion in latest online travel deal
    In a deal that would unite two of the biggest online travel agencies, Expedia announced Thursday that it is buying competitor Orbitz for about $1.3 billion in cash. A union would bring further consolidation to the online travel-booking industry. In...
  • Will the Democratic nominee for 2016 take on the moneyed interests?

    Will the Democratic nominee for 2016 take on the moneyed interests?
    It's seed time for the 2016 presidential election, when candidates try to figure out what they stand for and will run on. One thing seems reasonably clear. The Democratic nominee for president, whoever she may be, will campaign on reviving the...
  • Robert B. Reich: Will the Democratic nominee for 2016 take on the moneyed interests?

    It's seed time for the 2016 presidential election, when candidates try to figure out what they stand for and will run on. One thing seems reasonably clear. The Democratic nominee for president, whoever she may be, will campaign on reviving the American...
  • Silicon Valley no-poaching deal appears headed for approval

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Aside from a few "nits," a federal judge appeared poised on Monday to sign off on a $415 million settlement that would end a five-year legal battle over alleged illegal hiring practices in Silicon Valley. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh has...
  • Supreme Court restricts state license schemes that limit competition

    Supreme Court restricts state license schemes that limit competition
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday cut back on the power of state licensing boards to restrict competitors from offering low-cost services, a victory for consumers that could prove significant in industries as disparate as taxicabs, funerals and cosmetology....
  • Supreme Court says 'open wide' to North Carolina teeth-whitening business

    WASHINGTON The Supreme Court on Wednesday effectively rejected North Carolina's tight control over the lucrative teeth-whitening business. In a divided decision that polishes their pro-competition credentials, six justices agreed the Federal Trade...
  • Justices: Dentists unfair to limit teeth-bleaching providers

    The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a state regulatory board made up mostly of dentists violated federal law against unfair competition when it tried to prevent lower-cost competitors in other fields from offering teeth-whitening services. By a 6-3...