Legislation Antitrust

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    The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan reversed a lower court judge's dismissal of investors' antitrust claims against 16 banks.

  • May 23- Wall Street expressed growing doubts about a pending $54 billion merger of U.S. health insurers Anthem Inc and Cigna Corp on Monday as news of management squabbles added to concerns over its review by antitrust regulators. Cigna shares closed down 4 percent at $126.15, well below Anthem's original $188 per share offer of cash and stock announced last...

  • The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan reversed a lower court judge's dismissal of investors' antitrust claims against 16 banks, including Deutsche Bank AG, UBS AG, Bank of America Corp and JPMorgan Chase& Co because she found no showing of anticompetitive harm. But investors including the University of California and cities such as Baltimore,...

  • May 23- Wall Street expressed growing doubts about a pending $54 billion merger of U.S. health insurers Anthem Inc and Cigna Corp on Monday as news of management squabbles added to concerns over its review by antitrust regulators. Cigna shares fell more than 4 percent to $125.77, well below Anthem's original $188 per share offer of cash and stock announced last...

  • NEW YORK, May 23- A federal appeals court on Monday revived antitrust claims in private U.S. litigation accusing global banks of conspiring to manipulate the Libor benchmark interest rate. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said a lower court judge erred in dismissing the antitrust portion of the case against Bank of America Corp, JPMorgan Chase&...

  • Google to face a record $3.4T antitrust fine

    The tech giant faces a penalty from the European Commission after allegedly promoting its own shopping results over rival services.

  • Is Amazon violating antitrust laws?

    Discussing Donald Trump's comments about Jeff Bezos and the accusation that Amazon "has a huge antitrust problem" with Andrew Stoltmann of Stoltmann Law Offices, and Seth Bloom, Former General Counsel of the U.S. Senate's Antitrust Subcommittee and Bloom Strategic Counsel President &Founder.

  • Executive Edge: At the intersection of biz and politics

    The "Squawk Box" news team discusses some of the morning's most provocative headlines, including Donald Trump's comment on Amazon antitrust problem; Mark Cuban's support of Donald Trump; and Facebook reveals how "trending topics" works.

  • Trump: Amazon has huge antitrust problem

    Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump says online retailer Amazon is getting away with murder tax-wise and using The Washington Post, which CEO Jeff Bezos owns to influence Congress.

  • *Says proposed deal different from others in Europe. European Union antitrust regulators on Wednesday rejected Hutchison's plan to acquire O2 UK from Spain's Telefonica, a decision which cast doubts on prospects for approval of the Vimpelcom-Hutchison deal in Italy. "It's going to be reviewed on its own merits by Europe and this transaction is very different...

  • MOSCOW, May 12- Telecoms firm Vimpelcom said on Thursday it still expected to merge its Italian business with that of CK Hutchison Holdings around the end of 2016, a day after European regulators blocked a separate Hutchison deal. European Union antitrust regulators on Wednesday rejected Hutchison's plan to acquire O2 UK from Spain's Telefonica, a decision...

  • FTC taking second look at Google search -Report

    CNBC's Dominic Chu looks at shares of Alphabet after a report from Politico saying the FTC could take a second look into Google's search dominance.

  • Why are so many deals being blocked?

    Frank Aquila, Sullivan & Cromwell Partner and Mergers & Acquisition Attorney, speaks about the climate for M&A and why so many deals have been blocked recently.

  • SPLS/OLP's shredded deal

    Former FTC Commissioner Julie Brill weighs in on the Federal Trade Commission stopping a deal between Office Depot and Staples for antitrust reasons as well as the state of M&A activity in the U.S.

  • Staples, Office Depot call off $6B deal

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports antitrust concerns kills the merger between the two office supply companies.

  • Judge blocks Staples and Office Depot merger

    The combined company would have claimed nearly 70-percent of the corporate services market.

  • WASHINGTON, May 10- No. 1 office supply chain Staples and smaller rival Office Depot Inc said they terminated their planned merger on Tuesday, after a U.S. federal judge ruled to temporarily halt the deal pending a full regulatory review, citing antitrust concerns. Judge Emmet Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, in a three-page order...

  • LONDON, May 10- Liberty Global would consider buying Telefonica's O2 UK mobile network if Brussels blocks its agreed sale to CK Hutchison but said the cable group also valued the flexibility it had in its current strategy of being a virtual mobile operator. Sources familiar with the matter have said EU antitrust regulators are set to veto Hutchison's 10.3...

  • LONDON, May 10- Liberty Global said it would consider buying Telefonica's O2 in Britain if Brussels blocks Hutchison buying the mobile network, but it valued the flexibility of its current mobile strategy based on a virtual network. Sources have said EU antitrust regulators will veto CK Hutchison's 10.3 billion pound acquisition of Telefonica's O2 in...

  • JOHANNESBURG, May 10- South Africa's Competition Tribunal on Tuesday conditionally approved a merger between SABMiller and Coca-Cola to merge African soft drink operations into what would be the continent's biggest Coke drinks bottler. The Tribunal said it will provide reasons for its approval in due course. In a bid to fast-track the regulatory probe of...