| Sep 5, 2014
| 8:36 AM
Family Dollar Stores Inc. rejected a $9.1-billion takeover offer from rival discounter Dollar General Corp., raising the possibility that Dollar General will make a hostile bid for its smaller competitor.
Family Dollar cited antitrust concerns for...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 2:22 PM
Qualcomm Inc executives showed off robots made with smartphone technology at an annual developer conference on Thursday, but they steered clear of talking about China, a key growth market where the chipmaker is entangled in an antitrust investigation....
| Sep 19, 2014
| 3:01 AM
China on Friday leveled a half-billion-dollar fine against British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline after an investigation concluded that the company bribed physicians and hospitals to use its products.
One company executive was given a suspended three-year...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 4:07 PM
China on Friday leveled a nearly half-billion-dollar fine against British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline after an investigation concluded that the company bribed physicians and hospitals to use its products.
The company's ex-country manager was given a...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 3:49 PM
Over the past few weeks, Americans have been confronted by a slew of scandals besieging our most popular sport. Outrage over the off-the-field violence of star running backs Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson has been accompanied by the revelation that the...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 6:12 AM
Dear Vikings, you’re despicable.
Dear NFL, you’re worse.
The Vikings welcomed back child-beating running back Adrian Peterson and homophobic assistant coach Mike Priefer. On the same day. Ladies and gentlemen, there’s a new favorite...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
On Sept. 4, 2010, at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, I was part of what the public address announcer proudly told us was the largest crowd ever to watch a football game anywhere in the world, college or pro.
There were 113,090 that day filling the...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 4:18 PM
It’s not a matter of whether the NCAA is in trouble.
It’s a matter of whether it’s smart enough to limit the damage before college sports as we know it gets obliterated.
The smart guys in the business and legal offices need to...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 6:18 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. — As a much-anticipated federal court trial began Monday, the walls that for decades have separated college athletes from the riches of a multibillion-dollar sports enterprise began to show some cracks.
The occasion was the opening...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Somehow, Donald Sterling was even more combative on Wednesday than he was on Tuesday.
In the third day of a trial in Los Angeles Superior Court that could determine whether he remains owner of the Clippers, Sterling railed against the NBA, his wife...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 6:40 PM
The NCAA and its member schools have preached a vision of amateurism whereby young men and women play for the love of the game, not money.
That concept will be put on trial in an Oakland courtroom this week.
A class-action antitrust suit led by former...