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  • AT&T and DirecTV argue merger will benefit customers in FCC filing

    By teaming up, AT&T and DirecTV will be a strong competitor to cable giant Comcast Corp. and other pay-TV providers, which will benefit consumers, the two companies told the Federal Communications Commission Wednesday. "The combination of AT&T and...
  • DirecTV, AT&T Make Case for Merger with FCC

    It's all about the bundle. That's what AT&T and DirecTV told the FCC in a filing Wednesday that makes the case for why the union of the telco giant and satcaster would be in the public interest. As both sides have repeatedly stated, the combo will make...
  • Mattel Signs New Toy Deal Around DC Comics Superheroes (EXCLUSIVE)

    Warner Bros. Consumer Products has re-upped a deal with Mattel that will enable the company to create toys around DC Comics' superheroes for the next several years. The deal will include the likenesses of the characters in films, TV shows and from...
  • Retail sales rise modestly in May

    Retail sales in May fell short of estimates, but still pointed to an economy making slow progress. Sales rose a modest 0.3% last month, according to the Commerce Department. That was only half of the 0.6% gain that economists projected. Sales would...
  • Interest surges for Illinois health insurance exchange

    Interest surges for Illinois health insurance exchange
    Eight insurance companies are seeking approval to sell 504 separate health plans next year on the Illinois health insurance exchange, a noteworthy increase from 2014, Illinois said Thursday. The surge in interest in the Illinois exchange allays...
  • Retail sales up slightly in May

    Retail sales up slightly in May
    Retail sales in May fell short of estimates but still pointed to an economy making slow progress. Sales rose a modest 0.3% last month from April, according to the Commerce Department. That was only half of the 0.6% gain that economists projected....
  • Supreme Court rules against false advertising on food, drink labels

    Supreme Court rules against false advertising on food, drink labels
    Food and beverage companies can be sued for false advertising if they put labels on products that would "mislead and trick consumers," the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The unanimous decision could have broad impact on parts of the food industry....
  • 'Ivory Tower' offers a crash course on tuition

    'Ivory Tower' offers a crash course on tuition
    Is college, specifically the elite four-year residential model, overrated? Is it worth its ever-increasing cost? Has it been oversold as the key to a child's brighter future? The stimulating documentary "Ivory Tower" asks all these tough questions and,...
  • Anthem's Obamacare rates to increase less than 10% in California

    Anthem's Obamacare rates to increase less than 10% in California
    In the strongest indication yet where Obamacare rates are headed, industry giant Anthem Blue Cross said its California premiums for individual coverage will increase less than 10% on average next year. Health insurance rates in California during the...
  • Ideologies clash in race for California insurance commissioner

    Ideologies clash in race for California insurance commissioner
     Both leading candidates for state insurance commissioner in the June 3 primary election call themselves consumer advocates. But that's where the similarities end. Incumbent Democrat Dave Jones, 52, a Sacramento lawyer and former legislator,...
  • Rich in L.A. worry more about going broke as retirees than getting fat

    Rich in L.A. worry more about going broke as retirees than getting fat
    Wealthy people in Los Angeles worry more about running out of money in retirement than about losing their jobs or getting fat. That’s the upshot of a new report, which analyzed the financial stresses weighing on the so-called “mass affluent,...