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  • Apple wins ruling in $1-billion antitrust suit over iTunes updates

    An Oakland jury found Tuesday that Apple did not violate federal antitrust laws when it blocked music downloaded from competitors' software from playing on iPods and other devices, ending a nearly decade-long legal battle that could have cost the...
  • Apple wins iPod antitrust case, dodges potential $1-billion liability

    A federal jury sided with Apple Inc. on Tuesday, ruling that the tech giant did not violate antitrust laws when it blocked music downloaded from rivals from playing on iPods. The unanimous decision ended a decade-long class-action suit that could have...
  • Family Dollar: Not enough votes to adopt Dollar Tree deal yet

    Family Dollar Inc. adjourned a special meeting of shareholders to vote on the company's potential acquisition by smaller rival Chesapeake-based Dollar Tree Inc. to Jan. 22 from Tuesday. Family Dollar said it adjourned the meeting as there were not...
  • Third company pleads guilty in price-fixing conspiracy at Baltimore port

    A Tokyo-based shipping line has been ordered to pay a $59.4 million fine for conspiring with other ocean carriers to fix prices and rig bids for automobile shipments in and out of Baltimore and other U.S. ports, federal law enforcement officials said...
  • Lawsuit claims Apple deleted rival services' songs from users' iPods

    Apple has been in the news recently for putting unwanted music in users' libraries. But a new antitrust lawsuit is alleging that the tech company used its software muscle to remove songs from iPods that had been purchased on rival companies' download...
  • Apple's antitrust lawsuit may not have any plaintiffs

    The lawyer suing Apple for antitrust may have blundered in a way that could delay or even jeopardize the case. A motion filed by Apple on Friday seeks to have the class-action lawsuit dismissed because, the company says, the two plaintiffs named by...
  • Virginia rocket-maker Orbital moves forward on $4.5 billion merger

    Virginia rocket-maker Orbital moves forward on $4.5 billion merger
    A prospective $4.5 billion merger between Orbital Sciences Corp. and its biggest supplier, Alliant Techsystems Inc. (ATK), has won approval from the U.S. Department of Justice following an antitrust review. Orbital is the Dulles-based space...
  • Judge orders attorneys to find new plaintiffs in Apple antitrust lawsuit

    In an unusual turn of events, a U.S. District judge in Oakland has decided that a class-action antitrust lawsuit over Apple’s iPod should go on, even though the last remaining plaintiff was disqualified. The case involves iPods that Apple sold...
  • Chesapeake-based Dollar Tree and Dollar General fight over Family Dollar takeover

    Chesapeake-based Dollar Tree and Dollar General fight over Family Dollar takeover
    Dollar Tree and Dollar General on Friday criticized each others' plans to take over Family Dollar Stores Inc. while saying that their own bids are making progress toward winning regulatory approval. Dollar Tree said in a statement that the U.S....
  • Activitist investor Starboard wants Staples, Office Depot to merge

    Activitist investor Starboard wants Staples, Office Depot to merge
    Activist investor Starboard Value wants to merge office-supply chains Staples Inc and Office Depot Inc, CNBC reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Starboard, known for its aggressive shareholder activism, disclosed a 5.1 percent stake in...
  • Samsung says Microsoft deal invites 'charges of collusion': filing

    Samsung says Microsoft deal invites 'charges of collusion': filing
    Samsung said its collaboration with Microsoft on Windows phones raised antitrust problems once Microsoft completed its acquisition of Nokia's handset business, according to a court filing. The filing late on Thursday stems from Microsoft Corp's lawsuit...