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  • Maryland joins federal opposition to Sysco merger

    Maryland joins federal opposition to Sysco merger
    Maryland has joined nine other states, the District of Columbia and the Federal Trade Commission in opposing a merger of the country's two largest food distribution companies on grounds that the union would create a near-monopoly in this region and...
  • Can phone companies do more to block robocalls?

    Can phone companies do more to block robocalls?
    Jeri Vargas put her elderly mother on the "Do Not Call" list years ago. So why is the 88-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease still getting several recorded phone calls a day pitching her everything from vacation cruises to medical alert devices and...
  • Google's YouTube Kids should meet TV ad standards

    The following editorial appeared in the San Jose Mercury News on Friday, April 10: The same standards that apply for kids' programming on TV should also be enforced for online products. It's disappointing that Google didn't voluntarily follow the...
  • Soda shouldn't be called 'diet,' advocacy group says

    WASHINGTON Citing research suggesting that diet soft drinks and other artificially sweetened products actually contribute to weight gain, a new advocacy group is asking federal regulators to investigate whether manufacturers including Coca-Cola and...
  • Advocacy group: Soda shouldn't be called 'diet'

    Advocacy group: Soda shouldn't be called 'diet'
    WASHINGTON — Citing research suggesting that diet soft drinks and other artificially sweetened products actually contribute to weight gain, a new advocacy group is asking federal regulators to investigate whether manufacturers including Coca-Cola...
  • At war with AT&T over data throttling

    At war with AT&T over data throttling
    AT&T put me in the time-out chair. Again. My wireless carrier, now affectionately known as the Death Star, punished my data-hogging ways by lowering my blazing-fast 4G LTE connection on my super-smart Apple iPhone 6. This slowing of high-speed...
  • Could Heinz-Kraft merger face opposition from the Federal Trade Commission?

    PITTSBURGH The Federal Trade Commission is actively trying to block the merger of food service distributors Sysco and US Foods, citing antitrust concerns, but the deal that would combine Pittsburgh's H.J. Heinz Co. and Northfield, Ill.-based Kraft Foods...
  • YouTube Kids app exposes children to too many ads, some groups say

    YouTube Kids app exposes children to too many ads, some groups say
    YouTube's big push into kids' programming is under scrutiny for blurring the lines between entertainment and advertising. A string of children's advocacy groups planned to file a complaint Tuesday asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate...
  • FTC asked to investigate Google's YouTube Kids for deceptively targeting toddlers with ads

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. Prominent consumer and child advocacy groups on Tuesday will ask the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Google's new YouTube Kids application, arguing that the search engine giant is unfairly and deceptively targeting toddlers...
  • Office Depot sought merger with Staples as state and county finalized incentives deal

    Office Depot sought merger with Staples as state and county finalized incentives deal
    Office Depot was exploring a merger with Staples a year ago, even as Palm Beach County and the state were finalizing a new $5 million package of incentives intended to keep the company's headquarters — and more than 2,000 jobs — in South...
  • UnitedHealth to acquire pharmacy benefits firm Catamaran in $12-billion deal

     UnitedHealth to acquire pharmacy benefits firm Catamaran in $12-billion deal
    UnitedHealth Group Inc., the largest health insurer in the United States, agreed to spend more than $12 billion to buy an Illinois pharmacy benefits management firm, saying it is seeking to control the rising costs of prescription drugs. UnitedHealth...