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  • Comcast to meet with regulators in bid to save Time Warner Cable deal

    Comcast to meet with regulators in bid to save Time Warner Cable deal
    Comcast Corp.'s turbulent bid to acquire Time Warner Cable Inc. shifts into high gear this week, some 14 months after the blockbuster $45-billion deal was unveiled. Company executives plan to meet with U.S. Justice Department officials in Washington...
  • Department of Justice probes major theater chains over antitrust claims

    Department of Justice probes major theater chains over antitrust claims
    The Department of Justice's antitrust division has ramped up its probe into whether the nation's largest theater chains are violating federal law by preventing smaller rivals from playing movies at the same time, two people familiar with the matter said. ...
  • EU accuses Google of abusing Internet search dominance

    Like other U.S. high-tech titans, Google Inc. is learning that doing business in Europe is no vacation. The European Union's antitrust chief on Wednesday accused Google of abusing its search engine dominance to favor its own comparison shopping services...
  • Microsoft case shows Google could face long, costly antitrust fight

    Microsoft case shows Google could face long, costly antitrust fight
    If Google Inc. did an online search of how European antitrust regulators tangled with Microsoft Corp. during the last decade, Google would see it could be facing a long, costly fight of its own. Officials of the 28-nation European Union on Wednesday...
  • FedEx to acquire Dutch firm TNT Express for $4.8 billion

    FedEx Corp. has agreed to take over Dutch delivery company TNT Express for $4.8 billion, bolstering its global business with an acquisition that rival UPS had attempted — but failed — to complete two years ago. FedEx said Tuesday that it had...
  • Google engaged in anticompetitive behavior, internal FTC report says

    Google engaged in anticompetitive behavior, internal FTC report says
    Google Inc. may have a dodged a bullet. The company engaged in anticompetitive behavior to maintain the dominance of its search engine, investigators at the Federal Trade Commission wrote in a private report obtained by the Wall Street Journal. In the...
  • Federal judge lets Wrigley upgrades continue, denies rooftop firms' motion

    Federal judge lets Wrigley upgrades continue, denies rooftop firms' motion
    Allowing the Cubs to proceed with all of their renovations of Wrigley Field, a federal judge on Thursday denied a request by two nearby rooftop businesses for the Cubs to stop installation of their right-field video board. The ruling by U.S. District...
  • Music streaming demands new wave of licensing rules

    Music streaming demands new wave of licensing rules
    Why would Jay Z spend $54 million to buy music streaming service Tidal, which will allow fellow artists to serve as equity holders? Because he, like others, is fed up with the lack of control that artists have over the music business. One prime...
  • Why gas prices in California are so much higher than elsewhere in U.S.

    Why gas prices in California are so much higher than elsewhere in U.S.
    Californians are used to gyrating gas prices, but the latest swing from the lowest in years to nearly a dollar above the national average is leaving drivers in a tizzy. Some are accusing oil companies of manipulating prices. The industry blames an...
  • Office Depot sought merger with Staples as state and county finalized incentives deal

    Office Depot sought merger with Staples as state and county finalized incentives deal
    Office Depot was exploring a merger with Staples a year ago, even as Palm Beach County and the state were finalizing a new $5 million package of incentives intended to keep the company's headquarters — and more than 2,000 jobs — in South...
  • Supreme Court ruling puts state regulatory boards in crosshairs

    Supreme Court ruling puts state regulatory boards in crosshairs
    Want to get paid for shampooing someone's hair? In California, you may need to have at least nine months of experience and pass a licensing test overseen by the state barbering and cosmetology board, whose members include salon professionals. Do you...