| Oct 14, 2014
| 6:20 PM
The Supreme Court could rein in state licensing boards that critics argue have become antitrust "cartels" that hurt consumers and hinder competition.
The high court heard arguments Tuesday in a case involving dentists who used their control over a state...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 4:42 PM
Come Tuesday, the national pastime will be the subject of oral arguments in a portentous Supreme Court case. This pastime is not baseball but rent seeking — the unseemly yet uninhibited scramble of private interests to bend government power for...
| May 30, 2014
| 9:40 PM
Minutes before the NBA announced a settlement with Shelly Sterling on Friday afternoon to sell the Clippers, co-owner Donald Sterling provided another twist in the monthlong drama surrounding the franchise.
Sterling filed an antitrust lawsuit against...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 6:07 PM
A Japanese shipping line will pay a nearly $70 million fine after agreeing to plead guilty to fixing prices and rigging bids for services at the port of Baltimore, the Justice Department said Friday.
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd., or K-Line, is the latest...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 8:54 PM
Several U.S. senators have proposed stripping the NFL of its tax-exempt status — a warning analysts say the image-damaged league can't afford to ignore even if the threat proves hollow.
Just as it did during Major League Baseball's steroid...
| Oct 1, 2014
A long-time Japanese ocean carrier with ties to the Port of Virginia has been popped by the feds after pleading guilty for price fixing and rigging bids for services at the Port of Baltimore.
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd., or K-Line, will pay nearly $70...
| 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...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 5:32 AM
The Federal Trade Commission is considering a possible antitrust lawsuit against Sysco Corp's $3.5 billion deal to buy Rosemont-based US Foods, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The FTC has been...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 6:27 PM
EAST HARTFORD - What's the best way to get the National Football League to take the issue of domestic violence more seriously?
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal unveiled a proposal Monday that he said was designed to do just that, by putting an end to "blank...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Many people have chimed in on the plans by Comcast, the nation's top cable and Internet provider, to merge with Time Warner Cable, the No. 2 cable operator and No. 3 ISP. But perhaps no one was so public as a man who confronted Comcast CEO Brian Roberts...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 4:30 PM
A day after the FCC abandoned its sports blackout rules, Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) are urging the NFL to voluntarily rescind its own policies that force stations to not air home games that don't sell out.