| Nov 3, 2012
| 9:08 PM
Sometimes it takes a newspaper’s ink-stained thumb to right the scale of justice, and no newspaper has a bigger, inkier thumb than the New York Times.
On Sunday, Oct. 28, the Times published a 2,900-word tribute to the greedy good-old-boyism that...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 11:20 AM
Wilbur D. "Woody" Preston Jr., a retired partner in the Baltimore law firm of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston who was Maryland's special counsel during the 1985 savings and loan crisis, died Monday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Gilchrist...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 9:24 PM
The European Commission's competition committee is scheduled Friday to deliberate whether it will approve Universal Music Group's proposed $2.2-billion merger with EMI Music, according to industry officials.
If approved by antitrust regulators in...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 10:37 PM
Publishing insiders worry that a decisive court ruling benefiting retailer Amazon.com Inc. will undermine an industry already struggling with the transition to e-books.
A federal court Thursday approved a settlement between the Justice Department and...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 7:22 AM
Microsofthas gotten caught up once again in an antitrust battle over its Internet Explorer browser -- and this time, it could cost the company billions.
European regulators claim that Microsoft failed to comply with a 2009 commitment to give PC users...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 10:28 AM
(AP) — A top federal antitrust regulator for meat companies is stepping down.
J. Dudley Butler will end his tenure next week as head of the Grain Inspection Packers and Stockyards Administration, two people familiar with the matter said Thursday....
| Jul 13, 2012
| 1:05 AM
DuPont's Pioneer seed unit said in 2005 it would make herbicide-tolerant soybeans and corn within five years to challenge the dominance of seeds with Monsanto's widely licensed Roundup Ready trait.
According to Monsanto, DuPont couldn't live up to...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 7:02 AM
NEW YORK -- Visa, MasterCard and a group of other large financial firms agreed Friday to forfeit a total of $7.25 billion to settle a massive anti-trust case brought by retailers.
Visa said in a statement that its share of the settlement is $4.4 billion;...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 8:09 AM
The climate is heating up for Universal Music Group in Brussels as the company shuttles its proposal to buy EMI's recorded music business through Europe's labyrinthine antitrust approval process.
The pending $1.9-billion acquisition, announced in...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 6:26 AM
Microsoft said Wednesday that it filed a competition complaint with the European Commission against Motorola Mobility in regard to Motorola's handling of standards-essential patents.
Microsoft said, in effect, that Motorola is attempting to block sales...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 5:23 PM
Several companies have bid on bankrupt RG Steel's Sparrows Point mill, according to a source with knowledge of the bankruptcy proceedings.
U.S. steel firm Nucor Corp., Ukrainian mining and metallurgy company Metinvest Group, and Brazilian steel giant CSN...