| Feb 25, 2015
| 12:54 PM
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....
| Feb 23, 2015
| 3:14 PM
IRS impostor scams, ruthlessly non-discriminatory, fear no one. But sometimes they pick on the wrong people.
Criminals posing as agency representatives have coerced almost 3,000 victims by telephone to pay more than $14 million in the phone scam, says...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 1:31 PM
Federal regulators ignored many local competitors in its claim that the proposed merger of Sysco and Rosemont-based US Foods would significantly reduce competition and raise prices, lawyers for Sysco argued Friday.
Sysco's lengthy attempt to buy US Foods...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 4:11 PM
Sysco's lengthy attempt to buy US Foods was dealt a blow Thursday, as the Federal Trade Commission and 11 attorneys general sought to block the deal.
The FTC said it filed an administrative complaint, charging that the potential takeover would violate...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 2:31 PM
If you like your wireless plan, you should be able to keep it. But new federal regulations may take away your freedom to choose the best broadband plan for you. It's all part of the federal government's 332-page plan to regulate the Internet like a public...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 2:53 PM
NEW BRITAIN — U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, will host a fraud prevention workshop Feb. 17 at the New Britain Senior Center.
"Identity theft and fraud schemes, especially those targeting seniors, are all too common during tax season,"...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 5:57 PM
John Standley, chief executive of the Rite Aid pharmacy chain, was effusive this week in describing how consumers will benefit from his company spending $2 billion to buy EnvisionRx, a firm most people likely never heard of.
The deal, he said, will...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 4:39 PM
Online real estate websites Zillow and Trulia could join forces as soon as next week after federal antitrust regulators blessed their merger.
Seattle-based Zillow Inc. said it planned to close as soon as Tuesday on the purchase of its largest rival...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 2:51 PM
After less than two years on the job, Office Depot CEO Roland Smith could receive $39 million if the Staples-Office Depot merger is finalized, executive pay experts say.
Smith, 60, would leave with a $7 million severance, roughly twice his salary and...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 9:25 AM
Hospitals across the country announced a flurry of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures in 2014, including nine in Illinois, according to a new survey.
Kaufman Hall, a Skokie-based health care consulting company, reported Monday that hospitals...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 10:58 AM
Once again, Office Depot's future in Boca Raton faces uncertainty.
Little more than a year after the Fortune 500 company merged with OfficeMax and said it would keep its corporate headquarters in the city, Office Depot agreed Wednesday to be acquired...