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  • U.S. antitrust suit sheds light on US Airways business practices

    U.S. antitrust suit sheds light on US Airways business practices
    The Justice Department on Tuesday filed an antitrust suit seeking to block the merger of US Airways and American Airlines, but buried inside the complaint is some internal correspondence by US Airways executives, including Chief Executive Doug Parker,...
  • DOJ clears Gannett-Belo deal but demands sale of St. Louis TV station

    Gannett Co.'s $2.2-billion acquisition of Belo TV stations can move forward -- but the Department of Justice is demanding the sale of KMOV-TV Channel 4 in St. Louis as a condition for the agency's approval of the deal. The proposed deal would give the...
  • U.S. sues to block American Airlines-US Airways merger

    U.S. sues to block American Airlines-US Airways merger
    After years of airline mergers that have dramatically reduced choices for travelers, the U.S. Justice Department has sued to halt what would be the largest airline marriage in U.S. history. The Justice Department joined six states and the District of...
  • Patent pool abuse deserves scrutiny [Commentary]

    Patent pool abuse deserves scrutiny [Commentary]
    As Congress considers legislation aimed at limiting lawsuits filed by so-called patent "trolls" — those who collect patents solely so they can sue others for infringing upon them — there is another kind of intellectual property abuse that...
  • Airlines' attorneys eager to fight U.S. over merger

    A day after the U.S. Department of Justice sued to block the mega-merger of American Airlines and US Airways, attorneys for the carriers called the legal challenge weak and said they are looking forward to battling the government in court. The Justice...
  • Rivals want to review new Google concessions in EU antitrust probe

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Looking to settle a nearly three-year-long probe into allegations it abuses its dominance in Europe to favor its own services, Google has offered new concessions to the European Commission. "I can confirm that the commission has...
  • Wall Street would cheer Time Warner Cable sale but media watchdogs worry

    Time Warner Cable might have its own cord cut. Two big cable operators — Comcast Corp. and Charter Communications — are interested in acquiring Time Warner Cable, the nation's second-largest cable operator, which boasts more than 1 million...
  • Court wrestles with protecting gays from jury exclusion

    SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court grappled Wednesday with whether a prohibition against excluding jurors because of race or gender should be extended to sexual orientation. During an hourlong hearing, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th...
  • Looking Out: Court deciding if sexual orientation can impact jury selection

    Looking Out: Court deciding if sexual orientation can impact jury selection
    Despite numerous marriage equality-related cases currently making their way through the judicial system, it's somehow the hot-button area of antitrust law where an important LGBT rights issue is taking place. The Associated Press reported Wednesday that...
  • John McCain Blasts NFL After Three Playoff Games Barely Avoid Blackouts

    Viewers in Green Bay, Indianapolis and Cincinnati will be able to watch their team's NFL playoff games, after a coordinated effort was made to make last-minute purchases of tickets to make sure that the games sold out and didn't invoke blackout rules....
  • Blocking this airline mega-merger is good for travelers

    Blocking this airline mega-merger is good for travelers
    The Justice Department's surprise lawsuit to block the proposed $11 billion consolidation of American Airlines and US Airways appears to doom the latest airline mega-merger, at least in its current form. But for airline passengers, the prospect of two...