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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Lumber Liquidators slides on new call for investigation

    Shares of Lumber Liquidators fell Monday after a second U.S. senator called for an investigation into the safety of laminate flooring made in China. Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer of New York said the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission should...
  • How newest class of drugs could save billions of dollars

    How newest class of drugs could save billions of dollars
    Clad in white lab coats, blue gloves and safety goggles, scientists are buzzing around a lab at Hospira in Lake Forest. One lifts a clear vial to eye level as he uses a syringe to fill it with a clear solution. A colleague across the room nudges aside a...
  • Office Depot-Staples merger could affect real estate market

    Office Depot-Staples merger could affect real estate market
    Former Office Depot CEO Steve Odland had a grand plan for a global headquarters in 2006. Two years later, employees moved into a majestic building rising above Military Trail at Clint Moore Road in Boca Raton that overlooks a golf course. Seven years...
  • US Foods volume declines while waiting for merger with Sysco

    US Foods volume declines while waiting for merger with Sysco
    US Foods is "managing fairly well" through its extended time as a company waiting to be sold, executives said Friday, admitting that the food distributor may have lost some business recently because of concerns surrounding its pending deal with Sysco....
  • Google engaged in anticompetitive behavior, internal FTC report says

    Google engaged in anticompetitive behavior, internal FTC report says
    Google Inc. may have a dodged a bullet. The company engaged in anticompetitive behavior to maintain the dominance of its search engine, investigators at the Federal Trade Commission wrote in a private report obtained by the Wall Street Journal. In the...
  • Ackman confirms federal subpoena of contractor he hired to attack Herbalife

    Ackman confirms federal subpoena of contractor he hired to attack Herbalife
    Activist investor Bill Ackman acknowledged Friday that a contractor working for him on his campaign against Herbalife Ltd. has been subpoenaed by federal investigators looking into possible market manipulation of Herbalife stock. In an interview on...
  • Reforms target injustice in credit reporting system

    Reforms target injustice in credit reporting system
    If you felt it was a lost cause trying to remove incorrect information from your credit report, you're not alone. Something finally is being done about it. Under a settlement announced last week, the three major credit bureaus will change how they...
  • How To File A Complaint

    Federal Trade Commission: Telephone: 1-877-382-4357 (about a company, organization or business practice), 1-877-438-4338 (identity theft). State Department of Consumer Protection: Click on "Complaint Center" under "Consumers." Telephone: 860-713-6300,...
  • Lumber Liquidators seeks to reassure public about safety

    Shares of Lumber Liquidators slumped 5 percent in volatile premarket trading Thursday before the company, which has been battered by reports of unsafe products, provides investors with an update about its business. Shares rose almost 11 percent on...