Walmart-Humana Sounds Wild, But Makes Sense

Walmart-Humana Sounds Wild, But Makes Sense

As if the health-care-merger frenzy weren’t wild enough already, it looks as if Walmart Inc. may soon dive into it. The mammoth discount retailer is reportedly in early-stage talks to acquire Humana Inc., a health insurer valued at $41 billion (based on Thursday’s after-hours trading price, which spiked on the late news). The potential merger comes […]

Chick-Fil-A proposes Poway location

Chick-Fil-A proposes Poway location

The Poway City Council will decide Tuesday night whether Chick-fil-A can build a restaurant where the former Coco’s Restaurant now stands. Under a proposed conditional use permit and development review, the 6,500-square-foot building at 13464 Poway Road, vacant for two years, would be torn down and replaced with a new 4,584-square-foot restaurant and double drive-through […]

Trump renews attack on Amazon, calling its shipping deal with Postal Service a ‘scam’ that must end

Trump renews attack on Amazon, calling its shipping deal with Postal Service a ‘scam’ that must end

Trump is spending Easter weekend at his resort in Palm Beach, Fla., and arrived at the nearby Trump International Golf Club early Saturday, just after the tweets were published. He also criticized Amazon over Twitter during his winter vacation at Mar-a-Lago, saying in December that the Postal Service “should be charging MUCH MORE for package […]

Trump administration expected to pull back on fuel efficiency standards

Trump administration expected to pull back on fuel efficiency standards

CLOSE Surprise: EPA window-sticker ratings are pretty accurate. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt answers reporters’ questions during a briefing at the White House on June 2, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images) Consumer and environmental groups are lashing out at an expected move by the Trump […]

Walmart Courts New Risk in Its Hunt for Humana

Walmart Courts New Risk in Its Hunt for Humana

Walmart Inc.’s potential acquisition of a health insurer would push it far beyond its big-box roots, enabling it to diversify away from the competitive pressures of retailing yet also thrusting it into a complicated and rapidly evolving health-care sector. Walmart is holding preliminary discussions to buy U.S. health insurerHumana Inc. and the companies are discussing […]