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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,...
  • Family Dollar to delay shareholder vote on Dollar Tree deal: CNBC

    Family Dollar Inc will delay a shareholder vote on the potential acquisition by Dollar Tree Inc , CNBC said, citing sources. Family Dollar will start the shareholder meeting and then adjourn it, CNBC said. (http://cnb.cx/1zEZqsP) A Family Dollar...
  • Merger speculation drives up Office Depot stock

    Merger speculation drives up Office Depot stock
    Office Depot's stock has leapt since activist shareholder Starboard Value LP made moves last week aimed at merging the Boca Raton-based retailer and rival Staples. Starboard disclosed Thursday that it had increased its stake in Office Depot to 10...
  • Activitist investor Starboard wants Staples, Office Depot to merge

    Activitist investor Starboard wants Staples, Office Depot to merge
    Activist investor Starboard Value wants to merge office-supply chains Staples Inc and Office Depot Inc, CNBC reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Starboard, known for its aggressive shareholder activism, disclosed a 5.1 percent stake in...
  • Exclusive: Minnesota AG questions divestiture in Sysco-US Foods merger

    Minnesota's attorney general expressed concern about the merger of food distribution giants Sysco Corp and US Foods [USFOO.UL], saying it was questionable whether any divestiture could restore competition lost in the transaction. Minnesota Attorney...
  • China, South Korea approve Medtronic-Covidien deal

    MINNEAPOLIS Chinese and South Korean antitrust officials have signed off on Medtronic's $42.9 billion acquisition of Dublin-based healthcare supplier Covidien, providing the last of a dozen government approvals needed to close the deal. The news comes...
  • Chesapeake-based Dollar Tree and Dollar General fight over Family Dollar takeover

    Chesapeake-based Dollar Tree and Dollar General fight over Family Dollar takeover
    Dollar Tree and Dollar General on Friday criticized each others' plans to take over Family Dollar Stores Inc. while saying that their own bids are making progress toward winning regulatory approval. Dollar Tree said in a statement that the U.S....
  • Identity thieves used college student accounts to defraud IRS: prosecutors

    U.S. law-enforcement officials on Tuesday arrested 17 people accused of trying to collect almost $2 million in bogus tax refunds using college student accounts, the latest identity scam to defraud the Internal Revenue Service. Identity thieves in...
  • A Consumer's Holiday Guide: New FTC Rule On Deliveries, Free Extended Warranties

    A Consumer's Holiday Guide: New FTC Rule On Deliveries, Free Extended Warranties
    A seasonal consumer message, nondenominational and unscented, from The Bottom Line. Remember, no tipping. Late Deliveries Online retailers often sell more merchandise than they can deliver in time for the holiday. Under the Federal Trade Commission'...
  • Medical alert scam shut down

    Most people who got those annoying robocalls offering them free medical alerts knew the devices weren't really free. We now know how much they cost. Authorities announced a settlement last week with nine companies and four individuals they allege were...
  • Consumer travel issues: Where we stand

    Consumer travel issues: Where we stand
    Whether you're red or blue, you probably realize that last week's election is likely to change the outlook for consumer protection over the next few years. And -- this is strictly a personal opinion -- the outlook is less favorable than in the previous...