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  • 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...
  • FTC OKs Zillow-Trulia merger, creating real estate behemoth

    FTC OKs Zillow-Trulia merger, creating real estate behemoth
    Online real estate websites Zillow and Trulia could join forces as soon as next week after federal antitrust regulators blessed their merger. Seattle-based Zillow Inc. said it planned to close as soon as Tuesday on the purchase of its largest rival...
  • Office Depot CEO could walk with $39 million after merger

    Office Depot CEO could walk with $39 million after merger
    After less than two years on the job, Office Depot CEO Roland Smith could receive $39 million if the Staples-Office Depot merger is finalized, executive pay experts say. Smith, 60, would leave with a $7 million severance, roughly twice his salary and...
  • Hospital mergers continued to create larger systems in 2014

    Hospital mergers continued to create larger systems in 2014
    Hospitals across the country announced a flurry of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures in 2014, including nine in Illinois, according to a new survey. Kaufman Hall, a Skokie-based health care consulting company, reported Monday that hospitals...
  • Merger announcement clouds Office Depot's future in Boca Raton

    Merger announcement clouds Office Depot's future in Boca Raton
    Once again, Office Depot's future in Boca Raton faces uncertainty. Little more than a year after the Fortune 500 company merged with OfficeMax and said it would keep its corporate headquarters in the city, Office Depot agreed Wednesday to be acquired...
  • Appeals court: St. Luke's Health System broke federal antitrust laws in acquisition deal

    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling that determined a Boise-area hospital violated federal antitrust laws when it purchased Idaho's largest independent physicians' practice. In a 37-page decision released Tuesday, the...
  • The Anthem Hack: What To Do If You're A Victim

    Anthem says hackers stole up to 80 million personal records in a cyberattack Wednesday. Anthem, the nation's second-biggest health insurer, has information for its subscribers here. Anthem also operates as Wellpoint, Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield...
  • Millions in Virginia potentially affected by Anthem data breach

    The massive data security breach suffered by the health insurance giant Anthem and its affiliated brands could affect millions of Virginians. The breach affected a potential 80 million customers nationwide. In Virginia, Anthem has approximately 3...
  • Potential merger raises antitrust questions

    Some 1,700 Office Depot headquarters employees in Boca Raton are likely to keep a careful watch on news from Washington, D.C., in the coming months. They know their futures could be shaped by whether the Federal Trade Commission allows their company...