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  • Federal regulators probe Dollar General acquisition plans for Family Dollar

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. Dollar General said Friday that federal regulators have asked for more information about its proposed acquisition of Family Dollar, as they examine the deal for antitrust concerns. The move, called a "second request," had been expected....
  • Store closures drag down Family Dollar profits

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. Profits plunged by two-thirds at Family Dollar during the company's fourth quarter as restructuring and store closure costs ate into earnings, the Matthews, N.C.-based discount retailer said Thursday. Family Dollar is in the midst of a...
  • Blumenthal Warns Of IRS Impersonation Scam

    Blumenthal Warns Of IRS Impersonation Scam
    U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal issued a statement Monday warning Connecticut residents to be wary of phony IRS agents who call and threaten arrest unless money is sent to the phony agents via a reloadable debit card. Blumenthal, a Democrat who sits on the...
  • Voting rules, gay marriage, other issues await Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court opens its new term Monday with a fall lineup of cases that includes how to deal with violent threats on the Internet, the role of religious liberty in prisons and whether working women who are pregnant have a right to lighter duties on...
  • Slim chance this latest slimming product really works, authorities say

    Slim chance this latest slimming product really works, authorities say
    I’m not surprised when I hear about various creams, pills and potions being revealed as frauds instead of the weight-loss wonders they’re pitched as. But I’d never even heard of “caffeine-infused” clothing when authorities...
  • FTC may sue to stop US Foods acquisition

    FTC may sue to stop US Foods acquisition
    The Federal Trade Commission is considering a possible antitrust lawsuit against Sysco Corp's $3.5 billion deal to buy Rosemont-based US Foods, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The FTC has been...
  • Advertisers warned about disclosing terms

    Advertisers warned about disclosing terms
    More than 60 companies, including 20 of the largest advertisers in the country, were warned recently to prominently disclose required information in their print and television ads. The Federal Trade Commission didn't identify which companies it sent the...
  • $10 billion cigarette ruling headed back to Illinois Supreme Court

    $10 billion cigarette ruling headed back to Illinois Supreme Court
    A $10.1 billion class-action judgment against Philip Morris USA is headed back to the Illinois Supreme Court, nearly a decade after the same court threw out the verdict. An Illinois appellate court reinstated the verdict in April, agreeing with the...
  • A free and open Internet for all [Commentary]

    A free and open Internet for all [Commentary]
    From ice bucket challenges to the upcoming midterm elections, we are reminded again and again how the Internet has changed the way we live and connect and organize. Digital equality has become fundamental to economic, cultural and political equality....
  • Family Dollar rejects sweetened takeover offer from Dollar General

    Family Dollar Stores Inc. rejected a $9.1-billion takeover offer from rival discounter Dollar General Corp., raising the possibility that Dollar General will make a hostile bid for its smaller competitor. Family Dollar cited antitrust concerns for...
  • Discounter Dollar General raises offer for Family Dollar

    Dollar General Corp. increased its offer for smaller rival Family Dollar Stores Inc., trying to derail a deal with another discounter. The nation’s largest deep discounter said Tuesday that it offered $9.1 billion in cash, or $80 per share, for...