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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Supreme Court ruling puts state regulatory boards in crosshairs

    Supreme Court ruling puts state regulatory boards in crosshairs
    Want to get paid for shampooing someone's hair? In California, you may need to have at least nine months of experience and pass a licensing test overseen by the state barbering and cosmetology board, whose members include salon professionals. Do you...
  • Pa. bill would let nurse practitioners work without doctors

    Pa. bill would let nurse practitioners work without doctors
    Allen Smith, a nurse practitioner, needed more than medical training and entrepreneurial spirit to open a primary care practice in Bethlehem. He had to find a doctor to sponsor him. That was easier said than done. Many doctors, it turned out, were...
  • Authorities go after crooked car deals in national crackdown

    Authorities go after crooked car deals in national crackdown
    A nationwide crackdown on auto dealers has turned up widespread evidence of false ads, deceptive loans and fake odometer readings, the government said Thursday. The investigation led by the Federal Trade Commission and law enforcement resulted in 252...
  • Feds target Longwood auto dealer for alleged false ads

    Feds target Longwood auto dealer for alleged false ads
    The Federal Trade Commission has accused Longwood auto dealer Cory Fairbanks Mazda of false advertising in a national sweep of the industry. According to the FTC, Cory Fairbanks Mazda has advertised misleading and false prices on cars, including ads...
  • Office Depot's top executives would get $85 million in Staples merger

    Office Depot's top executives would get $85 million in Staples merger
    Office Depot's five top executives -- even some short-timers -- are slated to receive payouts totaling $85 million if the office-supply retailer completes its merger with Massachusetts-based Staples, according to a new regulatory filing. At its Boca...
  • 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...