Category: San Jose Mercury News

FTC asks Safeway for details on merger plans

April 11th, 2014 in 2014, Newsmakers, Samina Karim, San Jose Mercury News, School of Management 0 comments

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Samina Karim, School of Management

The federal government has asked Safeway to hand over more information about its plans to merge with Albertsons and create a national supermarket conglomerate, marking the latest step in a thorny deal between two of the nation’s largest grocers…

Expert quote:

“If it has market power and that market power becomes too great, then that’s where the FTC will want them to divest.”

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Store closures loom as Safeway sale heads to FTC

March 29th, 2014 in 2014, Newsmakers, Samina Karim, San Jose Mercury News, School of Management 0 comments

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Samina Karim, School of Management

After the proposed sale of Safeway cleared a key hurdle this week, Bay Area shoppers and Safeway employees are one step closer to knowing what’s in store for them. The landmark $9.4 billion deal orchestrated by New York private equity firm Cerberus will merge Safeway, the nation’s second-largest supermarket chain, with Albertsons, the country’s fifth-largest..

Expert quote:

“California is a place where they have a lot of market power.”

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Stanford sues Chiang Kai-Shek’s feuding family

September 25th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Joseph Fewsmith, Newsmakers, San Jose Mercury News 0 comments

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Joseph Fewsmith, College of Arts & Sciences

Caught in a family feud, Stanford University is asking a court to identify who is the true owner of valuable diaries of the former Chinese Nationalist Party leader Chiang Kai-shek, on loan to the university…

Expert quote:

“And to date that has not happened because of a dispute within the Chiang family.”

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Stanford University students study own DNA

May 23rd, 2013 in 2013, George Annas, Newsmakers, San Jose Mercury News, School of Public Health 0 comments

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George Annas, School of Public Health

Most students read about genetics in a textbook. Stanford University students are reading something far more intimate: their own DNA code…

Expert quote:

“I think this is a potentially very worthwhile medical school course. Mostly medical students practice on patients — this gives them an opportunity to practice cutting-edge medicine on themselves, making them … more understanding of why we have rules for informed consent and privacy.”

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s reticence to meet with investors could hurt IPO, analysts say

March 28th, 2012 in 2012, James Post, Newsmakers, San Jose Mercury News, School of Management 0 comments

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James Post, School of Management

Mark Zuckerberg wants at least $5 billion from Wall Street investors, but those investors will not be getting much face time in return…

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James Murdoch resigns as head of newspaper group embroiled in hacking scandal

February 29th, 2012 in 2012, College of Communication, Lou Ureneck, Newsmakers, San Jose Mercury News 0 comments

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Lou Ureneck, College of Communication

James Murdoch, the executive at the epicenter of the phone-hacking scandal at his father’s British newspapers, is stepping down as executive chairman of News Corp.’s U.K. newspaper arm…

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Early intervention helps the hidden drug abuser

February 21st, 2012 in 2012, Lisa Najavits, Newsmakers, San Jose Mercury News, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Lisa Najavits, School of Medicine

With close to 2 million Americans dependent on or abusing prescription painkillers, a growing number of families are redefining their notions of what a drug addict looks like…

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