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  • Buying Used: Hot to choose a preowned vehicle that will provide years of loyal service.

    Prices on used vehicles have climbed due to reduced new vehicle sales the past several years, a drop in leasing and fewer trade-ins. Prices on fuel-efficient models have increased with particular speed, with values up 20 percent from January to May 2011,...
  • Supreme Court restricts state license schemes that limit competition

    Supreme Court restricts state license schemes that limit competition
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday cut back on the power of state licensing boards to restrict competitors from offering low-cost services, a victory for consumers that could prove significant in industries as disparate as taxicabs, funerals and cosmetology....
  • Supreme Court says 'open wide' to North Carolina teeth-whitening business

    WASHINGTON The Supreme Court on Wednesday effectively rejected North Carolina's tight control over the lucrative teeth-whitening business. In a divided decision that polishes their pro-competition credentials, six justices agreed the Federal Trade...
  • Justices: Dentists unfair to limit teeth-bleaching providers

    The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a state regulatory board made up mostly of dentists violated federal law against unfair competition when it tried to prevent lower-cost competitors in other fields from offering teeth-whitening services. By a 6-3...
  • IRS Impostor Scam Targets Connecticut's Tax Commissioner

    IRS Impostor Scam Targets Connecticut's Tax Commissioner
    IRS impostor scams, ruthlessly non-discriminatory, fear no one. But sometimes they pick on the wrong people. Criminals posing as agency representatives have coerced almost 3,000 victims by telephone to pay more than $14 million in the phone scam, says...
  • Sysco lawyers: Proposed US Foods merger is not bad for competition

    Federal regulators ignored many local competitors in its claim that the proposed merger of Sysco and Rosemont-based US Foods would significantly reduce competition and raise prices, lawyers for Sysco argued Friday. Sysco's lengthy attempt to buy US Foods...
  • FTC moves to block Sysco's $3.5B purchase of US Foods

    Antitrust regulators are challenging the $3.5 billion sale of US Foods to Sysco, saying the deal would hurt customers by reducing competition between food supply companies. Sysco Corp. agreed to buy US Foods in December 2013, saying they would create a...
  • FTC challenges Sysco's plans to buy US Foods

    FTC challenges Sysco's plans to buy US Foods
    Sysco's lengthy attempt to buy US Foods was dealt a blow Thursday, as the Federal Trade Commission and 11 attorneys general sought to block the deal. The FTC said it filed an administrative complaint, charging that the potential takeover would violate...
  • The Internet isn't broken. Obama doesn't need to 'fix' it.

    If you like your wireless plan, you should be able to keep it. But new federal regulations may take away your freedom to choose the best broadband plan for you. It's all part of the federal government's 332-page plan to regulate the Internet like a public...
  • Fraud Prevention Workshop For Seniors Is Feb. 17 in New Britain

    Fraud Prevention Workshop For Seniors Is Feb. 17 in New Britain
    NEW BRITAIN — U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, will host a fraud prevention workshop Feb. 17 at the New Britain Senior Center. "Identity theft and fraud schemes, especially those targeting seniors, are all too common during tax season,"...
  • With purchase of EnvisionRx, Rite Aid gets in on the drug intermediary racket

     With purchase of EnvisionRx, Rite Aid gets in on the drug intermediary racket
    John Standley, chief executive of the Rite Aid pharmacy chain, was effusive this week in describing how consumers will benefit from his company spending $2 billion to buy EnvisionRx, a firm most people likely never heard of. The deal, he said, will...