| Feb 6, 2015
| 3:12 PM
Some 1,700 Office Depot headquarters employees in Boca Raton are likely to keep a careful watch on news from Washington, D.C., in the coming months.
They know their futures could be shaped by whether the Federal Trade Commission allows their company...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 12:28 PM
A hearing Thursday on the need for a national data breach law couldn't have come at a better time.
The same morning that experts testified before a Senate subcommittee, health insurer Anthem announced it had been the victim of a breach.
| Feb 3, 2015
| 1:40 PM
Stock prices of office-supply chains Staples and Office Depot surged Tuesday after The Wall Street Journal reported that the two companies are in advanced talks to merge.
Details, including price and structure, of a proposed union of the companies wasn'...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 3:04 PM
Federal regulators warned a number of dog waste bag-makers to revise or remove their marketing materials after the environment-friendly claims on their products didn't pass the smell test.
The Federal Trade Commission sent letters to 20 unnamed...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 8:48 AM
If you can't resist posing for nude photos, here's another reminder why you should resist the temptation to share them. Many women who were duped into sharing intimate images found them posted online without their permission, authorities allege.
| Jan 28, 2015
| 5:47 PM
The nation's largest prepaid mobile provider, TracFone Wireless, will pay $40 million to settle government claims that it misled millions of smartphone customers with promises of unlimited data service.
The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 4:31 AM
The chief executive of Chesapeake-based Dollar Tree, the discount retailer trying to buy Family Dollar, has some strong words for Family Dollar CEO Howard Levine: "We have reached the end of our patience."
Family Dollar, based in the Charlotte suburb of...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 11:13 AM
Activist investor Starboard Value wants to merge office-supply chains Staples Inc and Office Depot Inc, CNBC reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Starboard, known for its aggressive shareholder activism, disclosed a 5.1 percent stake in...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 7:46 AM
Dollar Tree and Dollar General on Friday criticized each others' plans to take over Family Dollar Stores Inc. while saying that their own bids are making progress toward winning regulatory approval.
Dollar Tree said in a statement that the U.S....
| Dec 16, 2014
| 2:49 PM
Office Depot's stock has leapt since activist shareholder Starboard Value LP made moves last week aimed at merging the Boca Raton-based retailer and rival Staples.
Starboard disclosed Thursday that it had increased its stake in Office Depot to 10...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 1:04 PM
In recent years the federal government has continued to impose burdensome new regulations on the states, especially in the area of health care. Strict new rules handed down as a result of Obamacare are forcing insurance companies to cancel coverage for...