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  • Maryland joins federal opposition to Sysco merger

    Maryland joins federal opposition to Sysco merger
    Maryland has joined nine other states, the District of Columbia and the Federal Trade Commission in opposing a merger of the country's two largest food distribution companies on grounds that the union would create a near-monopoly in this region and...
  • FedEx to acquire Dutch firm TNT Express for $4.8 billion

    FedEx Corp. has agreed to take over Dutch delivery company TNT Express for $4.8 billion, bolstering its global business with an acquisition that rival UPS had attempted — but failed — to complete two years ago. FedEx said Tuesday that it had...
  • Could Heinz-Kraft merger face opposition from the Federal Trade Commission?

    PITTSBURGH The Federal Trade Commission is actively trying to block the merger of food service distributors Sysco and US Foods, citing antitrust concerns, but the deal that would combine Pittsburgh's H.J. Heinz Co. and Northfield, Ill.-based Kraft Foods...
  • FedEx bids for major role in Europe's express business

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. A proposed FedEx acquisition of Dutch rival TNT Express, believed to be the largest in company history, would boost FedEx to become Europe's No. 2 package carrier, officials say. FedEx and TNT Express announced a $4.8 billion deal, subject...
  • Federal judge lets Wrigley upgrades continue, denies rooftop firms' motion

    Federal judge lets Wrigley upgrades continue, denies rooftop firms' motion
    Allowing the Cubs to proceed with all of their renovations of Wrigley Field, a federal judge on Thursday denied a request by two nearby rooftop businesses for the Cubs to stop installation of their right-field video board. The ruling by U.S. District...
  • Music streaming demands new wave of licensing rules

    Music streaming demands new wave of licensing rules
    Why would Jay Z spend $54 million to buy music streaming service Tidal, which will allow fellow artists to serve as equity holders? Because he, like others, is fed up with the lack of control that artists have over the music business. One prime...
  • Why gas prices in California are so much higher than elsewhere in U.S.

    Why gas prices in California are so much higher than elsewhere in U.S.
    Californians are used to gyrating gas prices, but the latest swing from the lowest in years to nearly a dollar above the national average is leaving drivers in a tizzy. Some are accusing oil companies of manipulating prices. The industry blames an...
  • Office Depot sought merger with Staples as state and county finalized incentives deal

    Office Depot sought merger with Staples as state and county finalized incentives deal
    Office Depot was exploring a merger with Staples a year ago, even as Palm Beach County and the state were finalizing a new $5 million package of incentives intended to keep the company's headquarters — and more than 2,000 jobs — in South...
  • Supreme Court ruling puts state regulatory boards in crosshairs

    Supreme Court ruling puts state regulatory boards in crosshairs
    Want to get paid for shampooing someone's hair? In California, you may need to have at least nine months of experience and pass a licensing test overseen by the state barbering and cosmetology board, whose members include salon professionals. Do you...
  • Lawyer: Wrigley video board would kill rooftop clubs

    Lawyer: Wrigley video board would kill rooftop clubs
    A lawyer for rooftop clubs overlooking Wrigley Field told a federal judge on Monday that if the Chicago Cubs are permitted to erect a giant video board blocking views of games from across the street it would kill their lucrative business. Attorneys...
  • Rooftop owners say Cubs' video board would kill their business

    Rooftop owners say Cubs' video board would kill their business
    A lawyer for rooftop clubs overlooking Wrigley Field told a federal court Monday that if the Chicago Cubs are permitted to erect a giant video board blocking views of games from across the street it would kill their lucrative business. Attorneys for the...