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  • 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....
  • 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,...
  • FTC sues DirecTV, alleges hidden fees and deceptive ads

    FTC sues DirecTV, alleges hidden fees and deceptive ads
    The government is taking the nation's biggest satellite TV provider to court, accusing DirecTV of misleading millions of consumers about the cost of its programming. The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that its complaint charges DirecTV Inc. with...
  • FTC accuses DirecTV of deceptive ads, seeks 'many millions' in refunds

    FTC accuses DirecTV of deceptive ads, seeks 'many millions' in refunds
    The contrasting characters of Rob Lowe aren't the only starkly different things in DirecTV's commercials, federal regulators said: So are deals for subscribers that have higher costs than advertised buried in the small print. The Federal Trade...
  • Feds accuse DirecTV of deceptive ads, seek millions in refunds

    Feds accuse DirecTV of deceptive ads, seek millions in refunds
    Federal regulators on Wednesday accused satellite giant DirecTV of deceptive advertising for not clearly disclosing that a discounted 12-month package required a two-year contract that included a rate hike and large early cancellation fee. The Federal...
  • Senator asks for federal investigation of Lumber Liquidators after '60 Minutes' report

    Senator asks for federal investigation of Lumber Liquidators after '60 Minutes' report
    A U.S. senator is requesting that three federal agencies investigate Lumber Liquidators following a "60 Minutes" report that said the company's laminate flooring made in China may not meet California's health and safety standards. The "60 Minutes"...
  • Staples urged to improve board for merger with Office Depot

    Staples urged to improve board for merger with Office Depot
    Starboard Value, the activist investor firm that urged Staples to propose a merger with Boca Raton-based Office Depot, has delivered a letter to Staples' board of directors saying the Framingham, Mass., office-supply company needs to improve its board....
  • Supreme Court restricts state license schemes that limit competition

    Supreme Court restricts state license schemes that limit competition
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday cut back on the power of state licensing boards to restrict competitors from offering low-cost services, a victory for consumers that could prove significant in industries as disparate as taxicabs, funerals and cosmetology....