• Lennar And CalAtlantic To Merge Amid Optimism In Housing Market
    The deal would create a relative McMansion of a home-building company - the largest homebuilder in the U.S. with a footprint in 21 states.
  • Akzo Nobel And Axalta Discuss Blending Their Coatings Systems
    The two companies, which have confirmed they are in "constructive discussions," are currently the No. 3 and No.4-ranked manufacturers in the global paints and coatings market.
  • CVS Talking To Aetna About A $66 Billion Merger Of Interests
    The move comes as Amazon has gained approval in 12 states to become a wholesale distributor of pharmaceuticals.
  • The Key To Amazon's Latest Scheme Is Entering Your Front Door
    Amazon Key kicks off in 37 metro areas across the U.S. on Nov. 8, with more locations on the way. The company promises it will shut and lock the door behind it.
  • Senate Throws Out CFPB Rule Allowing Consumers To Sue
    Implementing the rarely used - before this year - Congressional Review Act, the House passed similar legislation by a 231-190 vote in July shortly after the CFPB had approved the rule.
  • Amazon Has 238 Items On Its Shopping List For Second HQ
    If you're wondering whether anybody doesn't want the project -- and the roughly "50,000 high-paying jobs" it may bring with it -- the answer is "a-yup," but they're in the vast minority.
  • Revamping Marketing Efforts, Merck Eliminates Three Sales Teams
    The layoffs represent nearly 7% of the drugmaker's U.S. workforce, and come at a time of increased scrutiny for the entire pharmaceutical industry.
  • Trump Nominates Three For FTC, Including Simons As Chair
    The Trump administration is nominating three people to fill out the five-member Federal Trade Commission, including its new chair-to be, antitrust lawyer Joseph Simons, a Washington insider and presumed friend of "Tech's Frightful Five." He also will nominate Noah Phillips, currently chief counsel for Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.), and Rohit Chopra, a consumer advocate who served as assistant director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the Obama administration, to take the commission's open Democratic slot.
  • Insider Stephen Squeri Will Succeed Ken Chenault As AmEx CEO
    Kenneth Chenault is stepping down as chairman and CEO of American Express after 16 years of what is widely regarded as steady stewardship through tough internal and external challenges. Its vice chairman, Stephen Squeri, 58, will take over on Feb. 1.
  • Amazon Installing Package Rooms In Apartment Complexes
    Unlike Jack the Doorman, the pencil-thin mustachioed nemesis of my youth, Hub by Amazon won't tell you to stop playing catch in your apartment building's courtyard. But it will accept, store and manage packages - not only from the ubiquitous Seattle-based retailer but also from the likes of Walmart, Lands' End and Book of the Month Club (yes, it still exists).
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