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

    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

    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...
  • 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...
  • Judge orders attorneys to find new plaintiffs in Apple antitrust lawsuit

    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....
  • 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...
  • Apple's antitrust lawsuit may not have any plaintiffs

    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

    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 $1-billion antitrust suit goes to trial this week

    Apple's $1-billion antitrust suit goes to trial this week
    After an almost decade-long legal battle in federal court, Apple is facing a jury in Oakland on Tuesday that will decide whether the Cupertino, Calif.-based company violated antitrust laws when it blocked music downloaded from competitors' software from...
  • EU lawmakers consider urging Google to be split up

    EU lawmakers consider urging Google to be split up
    The European Union’s parliament is considering a proposal that pushes for Google’s dominant search engine business to be split from its other “commercial services,” according to media reports. European lawmakers have long...