| 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...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 12:58 PM
Universal Music Group has submitted a proposal to the European Commission to sell off major assets in exchange for regulatory approval for its proposed $1.9 billion acquisition of EMI Recorded Music, the company said.
Because the deal would reduce the...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 7:59 AM
Apple Inc. is denying antitrust charges filed against it and five major book publishers this week that accuse the companies of a price-fixing scheme to inflate the prices paid for electronic books.
In a statement to The Times, Apple spokesman Tom...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 5:34 PM
The company that helps TV networks determine what shows get canceled or live for another season is buying the Columbia-based company that helps radio stations decide whether to change formats.
Nielsen Holdings of TV ratings fame announced Tuesday that it...