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  • iTunes trial: Case over Apple's digital music dominance heads to jury

    OAKLAND, Calif. iTunes 7.0: A landmark improvement to Apple's software for the iPod or an empty update meant to drive out competitors and hike prices for consumers? That will be the $1 billion question for a federal jury in Oakland as they deliberate...
  • Closing arguments begin in trial over Apple iPod, rivals

    A software update forApple Inc's iPod music player was not a productimprovement, but was intended to improperly raise costs forconsumers who wanted to switch to newer devices, an attorney forApple customers said in court. Closing arguments began on...
  • 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...
  • Plaintiffs in iPod trial find a new face for case at last minute

    OAKLAND, Calif. After a series of damaging slips in the courtroom, a billion-dollar class action suit over Apple's dominance of digital music may be saved by an ice dancer. Forced to regroup after their sole class representative was disqualified,...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Special Report: At U.S. court of last resort, handful of lawyers dominate docket

    The marble fašade of the U.S. Supreme Court building proclaims a high ideal: "Equal Justice Under Law." But inside, an elite cadre of lawyers has emerged as first among equals, giving their clients a disproportionate chance to influence the law of the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • China, South Korea approve Medtronic-Covidien deal

    MINNEAPOLIS Chinese and South Korean antitrust officials have signed off on Medtronic's $42.9 billion acquisition of Dublin-based healthcare supplier Covidien, providing the last of a dozen government approvals needed to close the deal. The news comes...