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  • Supreme Court considers if state board serves public or limits competition

    Supreme Court considers if state board serves public or limits competition
    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...
  • High court considers if state boards serve public or limit competition

    High court considers if state boards serve public or limit competition
    States have the power to license doctors and lawyers, and prevent others from offering consumers medical or legal services at a lower cost. But what about the licensing of floral designers, cosmetologists, hair braiders, interior designers or casket...
  • High Court Must Overturn State-Sponsored Cartels

    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...
  • Senators Urge NFL's Roger Goodell to Drop Blackout Policies

    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. "The NFL...
  • Port of Virginia-related firm pleads guilty to federal charges in Baltimore

    Port of Virginia-related firm pleads guilty to federal charges in Baltimore
    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...
  • Shipping company fined $67.7 million for price-fixing at Port

    Shipping company fined $67.7 million for price-fixing at Port
    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...
  • Consumers, Hollywood Wait for Answers on the Comcast-TWC Merger

    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...
  • Donald Sterling to Shelly: 'Get away from me, you pig!'

    Donald Sterling to Shelly: 'Get away from me, you pig!'
    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...
  • Cigarette-maker Reynolds to buy Lorillard in $25 billion deal

    Reynolds American Inc. will buy Lorillard Inc. for $25 billion, merging two of the world's biggest cigarette makers in a deal that includes the sale of the top-selling U.S. e-cigarette to Britain's Imperial Tobacco Group. The deal, which gives Reynolds...
  • Updated: 21st Century Fox Confirms It Bid for Time Warner, Says There Are Currently No Talks Under Way

    Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox confirmed a report that it made an offer to acquire Time Warner, but the media company said the offer was rejected and that there are no talks in progress. "21st Century Fox can confirm that we made a formal proposal...
  • Rupert Murdoch may not take no for an answer from Time Warner

    Rupert Murdoch may not take no for an answer from Time Warner
    Rupert Murdoch wants one more jewel for his crown. The 83-year-old media mogul's audacious $80-billion bid to acquire Time Warner was rejected, but people close to Murdoch say that he hasn't given up. Time Warner's stock soared 17% on Wednesday amid...