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Mega-deal merger between Kraft and Heinz announced

The recent announcement of a merger between American food industry companies Kraft Foods and H.J. Heinz, has received a lot of attention in the media. While perhaps best known for Kraft Macaroni and Cheese and Heinz ketchup respectively, both businesses own numerous other popular brands as well. The announcement of the merger is not a surprise since over the course of the past few years the plan has been being worked out.

How does Florida define "white collar crime?"

Crimes can be loosely categorized as being of two types: violent and nonviolent. Those in the latter category, which often consist of a variety of ways of depriving others of money or property, include the kinds of crimes colloquially known as "white collar" crimes. The origin of the term may refer to the type of person who relies more on trying to deceive his victims rather than resorting to strong-arm methods.

Businesses decide to merge for a variety of reasons

In the life of a business there are often many twists and turns. This is true regardless of the nature of the business. In some cases a company will consider and possibly pursue a merge with another one. This action can be prompted by a variety of things. We will cover some of those reasons in this post.

The Florida "fish case" and "over-criminalization"

Sometimes the U.S. Supreme Court addresses questions of law that are of monumental significance on their face, such as when a criminal suspect must be informed of his or her legal rights upon arrest. On other occasions, however, the importance of a Court decision is not as readily apparent, and sometimes the subject of the case can, on first examination, seem unimportant or even trivial.

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