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  • 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....
  • IRS Impostor Scam Targets Connecticut's Tax Commissioner

    IRS Impostor Scam Targets Connecticut's Tax Commissioner
    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...
  • Sysco lawyers: Proposed US Foods merger is not bad for competition

    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...
  • FTC challenges Sysco's plans to buy US Foods

    FTC challenges Sysco's plans to buy US Foods
    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...
  • The Internet isn't broken. Obama doesn't need to 'fix' it.

    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...
  • TracFone Wireless to pay $40-million settlement over unlimited data

    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...
  • Women deceived into sharing nude photos that were posted on website, feds allege

    Women deceived into sharing nude photos that were posted on website, feds allege
    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. The...
  • Staples, Office Depot in talks to merge, report says

    Staples, Office Depot in talks to merge, report says
    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'...
  • Office Depot CEO could walk with $39 million after merger

    Office Depot CEO could walk with $39 million after merger
    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...
  • FTC OKs Zillow-Trulia merger, creating real estate behemoth

    FTC OKs Zillow-Trulia merger, creating real estate behemoth
    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...
  • FTC questions accuracy of eco-friendly claims on dog waste bags

    FTC questions accuracy of eco-friendly claims on dog waste bags
    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...