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Legislation Antitrust

  • Cannot imagine AT&T-Time Warner deal doesn't happen: Rob Kindler

    Discussing the lull in the M&A market with Rob Kindler, Morgan Stanley vice chairman and global head of M&A, and what he sees for the deal landscape in the second half of the year.

  • Alphabet's Google is responsive to consumer demand: David Balto

    Nilay Patel, The Verge, and David Balto, antitrust lawyer, discuss whether tech is becoming too big and if more antitrust lawsuits will come up as the European Union fines Alphabet's Google for self-promoting.

  • June 27- The Federal Trade Commission's antitrust lawsuit against Qualcomm Inc can proceed, a federal judge ruled late on Monday, meaning the iPhone chip supplier must now wage a fight with U.S. regulators even as it contests a separate $1 billion lawsuit filed by Apple Inc.. District Judge Lucy Koh of the Northern District of California in San Jose denied...

  • BRUSSELS/ FRANKFURT, June 27- Beyond a headline-grabbing 2.4 billion euro fine EU antitrust regulators have levelled against Google, the internet giant is likely to be shackled for years by Tuesday's precedent-setting decision defining the company as a monopoly. It trades just behind rival Apple as the world's most valuable stock with a $666 billion market...

  • *Investors focus on Yellen's talk in London. June 27- Wall Street was lower in early afternoon trading on Tuesday as technology stocks continued to slide while investors focused on Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's talk in London. Alphabet fell 1.6 percent to $956.68 after EU antitrust regulators hit the tech giant with a record $2.7 billion fine.

  • BRUSSELS, June 27- EU antitrust regulators hit Google with a record 2.4- billion-euro fine for favouring its own shopping service, taking a tough line in the first of three probes of its dominance in searches and smartphone operating systems. It is the biggest fine the European Commission has ever imposed on a single company in an antitrust case, exceeding a...

  • *Yellen to participate in a discussion at 1 p.m. ET. June 27- Wall Street was pulled lower by a selloff in technology shares at the open on Tuesday, while investors awaited clues on interest rate hikes from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's talk in London. Alphabet fell 1.2 percent to $960.55 after EU antitrust regulators hit the tech giant with a record $2.7...

  • *Yellen to participate in a discussion at 1 p.m. ET. June 27- Wall Street was pulled lower by a selloff in technology shares at the open on Tuesday, while investors awaited clues on interest rate hikes from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's talk in London. Alphabet fell 1.2 percent to $960.55 after EU antitrust regulators hit the tech giant with a record $2.7...

  • EU smacks Alphabet with 'eye-popping' $2.7B fine

    The "Squawk on the Street" news team chats about the implications of EU regulators hitting Alphabet's Google unit with a record fine.

  • EU hits Google with a record antitrust fine of $2.7 billion

    Google slapped with 2.4 billion euro ($2.7 billion) fine over antitrust abuses.

  • *Previous EU record antitrust fine 1.06 bln euros for Intel. BRUSSELS, June 27- EU antitrust regulators hit Alphabet unit Google with a record 2.42- billion-euro fine on Tuesday, taking a tough line in the first of three investigations into the company's dominance in searches and smartphones. The European Commission said the world's most popular internet...

  • Google can appeal $2.7B EU fine

    CNBC's John Fortt reports Alphabet has been slapped with a record $2.7 billion fine after the EU accused the tech giant of promoting its own shopping search service over those of smaller rivals.

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    EU antitrust regulators are fining Google parent company Alphabet with a record-setting $2.7 billion fine, reports "Squawk Box's" Becky Quick.

  • PARIS, June 26- EU antitrust regulators are likely to impose a record fine on Alphabet unit Google over its shopping service as soon as Tuesday, two people familiar with the matter said on Monday, concluding one of three cases against the company. The European Commission's case was triggered by scores of complaints from both U.S. and European rivals, leading to a...

  • *European Commission wades into global drug pricing row. *Wider role for EU antitrust regulators with Aspen probe. BRUSSELS/ LONDON, June 26- The first ever EU antitrust probe into excessive drug pricing is taking the European pharmaceuticals industry into uncharted territory, unnerving some companies and lawyers worried about the reach of market...

  • BERLIN— Germany's antitrust authority says it had to revoke 238 million euros in fines imposed on sausage manufacturers for price collusion because the companies used a now-closed loophole in competition law. The Federal Cartel Office in 2014 imposed fines totaling 338 million euros on 21 sausage makers. It announced Monday that it has now had to drop fines...

  • 2017 M&A pipeline looks 'great': Expert

    Robert Profusek, Jones Day head of M&A, provides insight to vertical deals, Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods and the outlook on mergers and acquisition through the end of the year.

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— The Latest on the proposed merger of Sanford Health and Mid Dakota Clinic:. The Federal Trade Commission and North Dakota Attorney General are trying to block Sanford Health's proposed merger with Mid Dakota Clinic. The two agencies jointly filed a complaint in U.S. District Court alleging the deal would violate antitrust law by significantly...

  • DALLAS— State-owned Qatar Airways is attempting to buy 10 percent of American Airlines, a surprising move that would trigger an antitrust review by the U.S. government and carry political and trade-policy implications. Qatar Airways, however, said it sees a "strong investment opportunity" in American and plans to be only a passive investor with no role in...

  • Amazon-Whole Foods deal bad for competition: Stacy Mitchell

    Len Schlesinger, Harvard Business School Baker Foundation professor, and Stacy Mitchell, co-director for Institute for Local Self-Reliance, discuss the fear of Amazon's hands in grocery and whether antitrust laws could stop that.