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Federal and state officials move to block fantasy sports merger between DraftKings and FanDuel

Federal and state officials on Monday moved to block the merger between DraftKings Inc. and FanDuel, arguing the combination would harm competition by locking up 90% of the daily fantasy sports market in the U.S. The Federal Trade Commission said it would file suit seeking a court injunction to...
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Snap executives sell $9 million worth of stock at first opportunity
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:25:00 +0200
Three of Snap Inc.’s top executives sold their first batch of company shares, picking up an estimated $9.3 million, according to federal disclosures.Employees at the Snapchat maker became free Monday to sell shares awarded through options or other compensation...
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California beer maker has the last laugh in his German brewery
Tue, 08 Aug 2017 15:00:00 +0200
Some Germans thought Greg Koch was courageous. Others considered the Californian crazy. In one of the world’s biggest beer drinking countries, already saturated with 1,388 breweries and 5,000 brands of beer, the entrepreneur from San Diego was determined...
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Chanting 'blood and soil!' white nationalists with torches march on University of Virginia
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 06:30:00 +0200
Chanting "blood and soil,” “white lives matter” and “you will not replace us,” scores of white nationalists holding torches marched across the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville on Friday night. Scuffles broke out between them...
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NantHealth to cut 300 employees, will sell some assets to Allscripts
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 23:20:00 +0200
Los Angeles billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong’s NantHealth Inc. said it would cut about 300 employees and sell some assets as the biotech company looks to focus on artificial intelligence for cancer treatment. The Culver City company said Thursday that...
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South Koreans are surprisingly blase about civil defense. Why?
Wed, 09 Aug 2017 17:15:00 +0200
At the highest levels in South Korea, the fiery rhetoric exchanged this week by Washington and Pyongyang over nuclear weapons has prompted extraordinary concern — even for a nation that’s been technically at war for several decades. South Korea’s...
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Adrian Beltre gets to Angels again
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:25:00 +0200
All that power the Angels generated on an East Coast trip seemed to have dissipated on the flight home. After they put on a hitting clinic with 14 home runs against the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals, the Angels managed five hits in a 5-3...
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Custody fight will keep Victoria Azarenka out of Open
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:20:00 +0200
Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka withdrew from the U.S. Open on Monday because she was unable to resolve a custody dispute with her infant son’s father. The 28-year-old star from Belarus, who gave birth to her first child in December...
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MLB: Surgery is suggested for Mets’ Matz
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:45:00 +0200
Steven Matz of the New York Mets was diagnosed Monday with irritation of the ulnar nerve in his left elbow and season-ending surgery was recommended, the team announced. The surgery would be to reposition the nerve and relieve the irritation. Matz is...
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Mike Scioscia might be having his most impressive season in 18 years as Angels manager
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:35:00 +0200
Mike Scioscia has managed the Angels long enough to make you believe his players stopped listening to him, what, like a decade ago? Only his voice never has been clearer, his influence never more calming, and what he’s doing now is arguably the best...
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NFL: Trevor Siemian gets nod in Denver
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:35:00 +0200
First-year Denver coach Vance Joseph said he has chosen Trevor Siemian over second-year player Paxton Lynch as the Broncos’ starting quarterback to begin the season. Just as he was Gary Kubiak’s choice a year ago. Siemian beat out veteran Mark Sanchez...
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Dodgers beat Pirates with Yasiel Puig's solo homer in 12th inning
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:45:00 +0200
Yasiel Puig rescued the Dodgers from an interminable night of extra innings, and took Pedro Baez off the hook for a wretched outing, in a 6-5 victory over the Pirates on Monday. Puig hit a solo homer of Pittsburgh reliever Dovydas Neverauskas to break...
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Target is killing Merona and Mossimo and adding new brands instead
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:35:00 +0200
When clothing brands such as Merona and Mossimo helped propel Target Corp. to new heights in the 1990s and early 2000s, an H&M was not in every mall. Online subscription services such as Stitch Fix were not yet on the horizon. Amazon sold mostly books....
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Target is shedding Merona and Mossimo and adding new brands instead
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:35:00 +0200
When clothing brands such as Merona and Mossimo helped propel Target Corp. to new heights in the 1990s and early 2000s, an H&M was not in every mall. Online subscription services such as Stitch Fix were not yet on the horizon. Amazon sold mostly books....
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Boxing experts give Conor McGregor no chance against Floyd Mayweather
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 04:25:00 +0200
LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Sr. is a proud member of the old-school boxing club who can’t wait for UFC champion Conor McGregor and his sport to be humbled, the sweet science clearly distinguishing itself from UFC's brutishness.“This one fight here...
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Rams' secondary wants to turn the corner
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 04:20:00 +0200
The last time the Rams and the Chargers were on the same field three fights broke out, each one started by Rams cornerbacks. At the time, Rams cornerbacks coach Aubrey Pleasant said fighting was “never OK.” He has changed his stance since then. “That...
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