| Jan 19, 2015
| 4:45 PM
When global leaders toast the start of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week, one unusually prominent guest should be ready for sharp criticism — Premier Li Keqiang of China, the country's highest-ranking attendee since 2009....
| Jan 15, 2015
| 12:31 PM
A Bay Area battle over the Oakland Athletics took a new turn Thursday as a federal appeals court sided against the city of San Jose.
Officials from San Jose had filed lawsuit alleging that Major League Baseball's refusal to allow the A's to move into a ...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 4:31 AM
The chief executive of Chesapeake-based Dollar Tree, the discount retailer trying to buy Family Dollar, has some strong words for Family Dollar CEO Howard Levine: "We have reached the end of our patience."
Family Dollar, based in the Charlotte suburb of...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Thousands of patients served at Evanston, Highland Park and Glenbrook hospitals over the past 14 years were informed by mail this week that they may qualify as members of a class action lawsuit over hospital pricing practices.
The lawsuit arises from...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 4:55 PM
Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission turns 5 this month, but the damage from the Supreme Court's revolutionary ruling on campaign finance is just beginning to be felt.
Scholars and pundits will undoubtedly mark the anniversary with commentary...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 7:57 AM
Family Dollar Inc. adjourned a special meeting of shareholders to vote on the company's potential acquisition by smaller rival Chesapeake-based Dollar Tree Inc. to Jan. 22 from Tuesday.
Family Dollar said it adjourned the meeting as there were not...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 4:56 PM
A Tokyo-based shipping line has been ordered to pay a $59.4 million fine for conspiring with other ocean carriers to fix prices and rig bids for automobile shipments in and out of Baltimore and other U.S. ports, federal law enforcement officials said...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 11:13 AM
Activist investor Starboard Value wants to merge office-supply chains Staples Inc and Office Depot Inc, CNBC reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Starboard, known for its aggressive shareholder activism, disclosed a 5.1 percent stake in...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 11:54 AM
An Oakland jury found Tuesday that Apple did not violate federal antitrust laws when it blocked music downloaded from competitors' software from playing on iPods and other devices, ending a nearly decade-long legal battle that could have cost the...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 5:29 PM
A federal jury sided with Apple Inc. on Tuesday, ruling that the tech giant did not violate antitrust laws when it blocked music downloaded from rivals from playing on iPods. The unanimous decision ended a decade-long class-action suit that could have...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 12:10 PM
Apple has been in the news recently for putting unwanted music in users' libraries. But a new antitrust lawsuit is alleging that the tech company used its software muscle to remove songs from iPods that had been purchased on rival companies' download...