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Antitrust Issues

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  • Senators Urge NFL's Roger Goodell to Drop Blackout Policies

    A day after the FCC abandoned its sports blackout rules, Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) are urging the NFL to voluntarily rescind its own policies that force stations to not air home games that don't sell out. "The NFL...
  • Port of Virginia-related firm pleads guilty to federal charges in Baltimore

    Port of Virginia-related firm pleads guilty to federal charges in Baltimore
    A long-time Japanese ocean carrier with ties to the Port of Virginia has been popped by the feds after pleading guilty for price fixing and rigging bids for services at the Port of Baltimore. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd., or K-Line, will pay nearly $70...
  • Shipping company fined $67.7 million for price-fixing at Port

    Shipping company fined $67.7 million for price-fixing at Port
    A Japanese shipping line will pay a nearly $70 million fine after agreeing to plead guilty to fixing prices and rigging bids for services at the port of Baltimore, the Justice Department said Friday. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd., or K-Line, is the latest...
  • Scandals put the NFL in Congress' crosshairs

    Scandals put the NFL in Congress' crosshairs
    Several U.S. senators have proposed stripping the NFL of its tax-exempt status — a warning analysts say the image-damaged league can't afford to ignore even if the threat proves hollow. Just as it did during Major League Baseball's steroid...
  • FTC may sue to stop US Foods acquisition

    FTC may sue to stop US Foods acquisition
    The Federal Trade Commission is considering a possible antitrust lawsuit against Sysco Corp's $3.5 billion deal to buy Rosemont-based US Foods, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The FTC has been...
  • Blumenthal Calls For End Of NFL's, Other Sports Leagues 'Blank Check' Anti-Trust Exemption

    Blumenthal Calls For End Of NFL's, Other Sports Leagues 'Blank Check' Anti-Trust Exemption
    EAST HARTFORD - What's the best way to get the National Football League to take the issue of domestic violence more seriously? U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal unveiled a proposal Monday that he said was designed to do just that, by putting an end to "blank...
  • Consumers, Hollywood Wait for Answers on the Comcast-TWC Merger

    Many people have chimed in on the plans by Comcast, the nation's top cable and Internet provider, to merge with Time Warner Cable, the No. 2 cable operator and No. 3 ISP. But perhaps no one was so public as a man who confronted Comcast CEO Brian Roberts...
  • Family Dollar rejects sweetened takeover offer from Dollar General

    Family Dollar Stores Inc. rejected a $9.1-billion takeover offer from rival discounter Dollar General Corp., raising the possibility that Dollar General will make a hostile bid for its smaller competitor. Family Dollar cited antitrust concerns for...
  • Discounter Dollar General raises offer for Family Dollar

    Discounter Dollar General raises offer for Family Dollar
    Dollar General Corp. increased its offer for smaller rival Family Dollar Stores Inc., trying to derail a deal with another discounter. The nation’s largest deep discounter said Tuesday that it offered $9.1 billion in cash, or $80 per share, for...
  • More foreign companies are feeling unwelcome in China, survey finds

    More foreign firms are feeling unwelcome in China, the American Chamber of Commerce in China said as it released the results of a survey about the business climate in the world's second-largest economy. The lobbying group said Tuesday that 60% of 163...
  • Chesapeake-based Dollar Tree faces fight for Family Dollar

    Chesapeake-based Dollar Tree faces fight for Family Dollar
    Dollar General Corp. raised its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc. to $9.1 billion, and warned it may turn hostile and appeal directly to shareholders if the new offer was rejected. The No. 1 U.S. deep-discount retailer also said it would pay a break-...