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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dollar Tree could sell 300 stores to address antitrust concerns

    Dollar Tree told U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it thinks it can sell 300 stores when it takes over Family Dollar, according to a Virginian-Pilot report. Last month, Family Dollar shareholders overwhelmingly approved Dollar Tree's offer to...
  • Sysco lawyers: Proposed US Foods merger is not bad for competition

    Federal regulators ignored many local competitors in its claim that the proposed merger of Sysco and Rosemont-based US Foods would significantly reduce competition and raise prices, lawyers for Sysco argued Friday. Sysco's lengthy attempt to buy US Foods...
  • Chicago Cubs can keep building Wrigley signs, judge says

    Chicago Cubs can keep building Wrigley signs, judge says
    A federal judge Thursday ruled the Chicago Cubs can move ahead with installation of outfield advertising signs and video boards that could block views into Wrigley Field from nearby rooftop businesses, rejecting the businesses' request to halt...
  • FTC challenges Sysco's plans to buy US Foods

    FTC challenges Sysco's plans to buy US Foods
    Sysco's lengthy attempt to buy US Foods was dealt a blow Thursday, as the Federal Trade Commission and 11 attorneys general sought to block the deal. The FTC said it filed an administrative complaint, charging that the potential takeover would violate...
  • With purchase of EnvisionRx, Rite Aid gets in on the drug intermediary racket

     With purchase of EnvisionRx, Rite Aid gets in on the drug intermediary racket
    John Standley, chief executive of the Rite Aid pharmacy chain, was effusive this week in describing how consumers will benefit from his company spending $2 billion to buy EnvisionRx, a firm most people likely never heard of. The deal, he said, will...