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  • Orthopedic device makers Zimmer, Biomet say they've combined

    Orthopedic device makers Zimmer Holdings and Biomet say they've completed their $13.35 billion cash-and-stock combination. The company has taken the name Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. and will trade under the ticker symbol to "ZBH" on Monday. Zimmer...
  • Court delays Sysco-US Foods deal after legal challenge

    Court delays Sysco-US Foods deal after legal challenge
    A court has granted an injunction temporarily blocking Sysco from buying US Foods, a deal that regulators oppose because they say it would reduce competition between food supply companies. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia says the...
  • Office Depot shareholders vote to merge with Staples

    Office Depot shareholders vote to merge with Staples
    Office Depot shareholders voted "yes" Friday for the proposed $6.3 billion merger with long-time rival Staples. The company's annual meeting was held at the Renaissance Hotel in Boca Raton, where 99.5 percent of shareholders voted in favor, Office Depot...
  • Office Depot shareholders to vote today on Staples merger

    Office Depot shareholders to vote today on Staples merger
    With Office Depot's Boca Raton headquarters and about 2,000 jobs at stake, Office Depot shareholders are scheduled to vote Friday on the office-supply retailer's proposed merger with Staples. If the $6.3 billion merger is approved, it will be one more...
  • Environmental Nutrition: Take supplements safely

    Environmental Nutrition More than half of Americans use dietary supplements, including multivitamins and botanical supplements, in tablet, capsule, liquid and powder form, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While dietary supplements --...
  • Postal workers urge FTC to reject Staples-Office Depot merger

    Postal workers urge FTC to reject Staples-Office Depot merger
    The American Postal Workers Union on Tuesday filed an objection with the Federal Trade Commission to the proposed merger of office superstores Staples and Office Depot. The $6.3 billion merger, which was announced Feb. 3, would result in one national...
  • Federal regulators go after crowdfunding scam

    Federal regulators are going after people who raise money online through crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and GoFundMe but don't follow through on their promises. In its first case involving crowdfunding, the Federal Trade Commission announced...
  • FTC cracks down on crowdfunding schemes, says Kickstarter funds spent on rent

    In its first action involving the multibillion-dollar crowdfunding industry, the Federal Trade Commission charged that a man used money raised through Kickstarter for rent and other personal expenses instead of producing the board game he promised....
  • Point Blank, bullet-proof vest maker, sold in Pompano Beach

    Point Blank, bullet-proof vest maker, sold in Pompano Beach
    Point Blank, one of Pompano Beach's largest employers, has been sold to JLL Partners, a private equity firm in New York. Sun Capital Partners in Boca Raton sold the maker of bullet-proof vests for the police and military. The purchase price was not...
  • Regulators go after crowdfunding scam on Kickstarter, other sites

    Federal regulators are going after people who raise money online through crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and GoFundMe but don't follow through on their promises. In its first case involving crowdfunding, the Federal Trade Commission announced...
  • Debt collector sued for pursuing people for relatives' debts

    Debt collector sued for pursuing people for relatives' debts
    I got a lot of feedback when I wrote a column last year about a debt collector pursuing Peg and Bob Mohn of Bangor for their late son's unpaid medical bills. Some readers didn't think that was fair. Neither does the state attorney general's office,...