Federal judge swats Aetna-Humana insurer combo

A federal judge has rejected health insurer Aetna’s bid to buy rival Humana on grounds that the deal would hurt competition in hundreds of Medicare Advantage markets, ultimately affecting the price consumers pay for coverage. U.S. District Judge John Bates said in an opinion filed Monday that federal regulation would probably be “insufficient to prevent… Read More »

Samsung could have handled the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco better, crisis managers say

Five months after reports emerged about spontaneously combusting Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, Samsung finally claimed full responsibility for its massive product-safety boondoggle that killed the company’s latest premium handset just weeks after it was released in August. Some corporate crisis managers said the South Korean technology giant could have handled the situation better than it… Read More »