Legislation Antitrust


  • UPDATE 1-Expedia, Orbitz win U.S. approval to merge Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | 4:23 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Sept 16- Online travel company Expedia Inc, the world's largest online travel services company by bookings, has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy rival Orbitz Worldwide Inc for $1.3 billion, the Justice Department said on Wednesday. "We concluded that Expedia's acquisition of Orbitz is not likely to substantially lessen competition or harm U.S....

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 7- European Union antitrust regulators will give their blessing on Tuesday to General Electric's 12.4 billion euros bid for French peer Alstom's power business, its largest ever deal, two people familiar with the matter said on Monday. European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager will hold a press conference at 1400 GMT in Strasbourg...

  • Is Google liable for antitrust violations? Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | 6:19 PM ET
    Is Google liable for antitrust violations?

    Victor Anthony, managing director and senior Internet media analyst at Axiom Capital Management, discusses the alleged antitrust claims that Google faces in the European Union and India.

  • BRUSSELS, Aug 27- Google, the world's most popular Internet search engine, rejected on Thursday European Union antitrust charges that it abused its market power, saying they lacked any economic or legal basis. "Economic data spanning more than a decade, an array of documents and statements from complainants all confirm that product search is robustly...

  • BRUSSELS, Aug 25- European Union antitrust authorities are investigating possible anti-competitive practices in precious metals trading as they joined other regulators in a crackdown on possible rigging of the markets. The EEA refers to the 28- country European Union, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. "In April 2015, the European Commission issued a...

  • Aug 24- Third Point LLC, the hedge fund firm run by activist investor Daniel Loeb, has settled U.S. regulatory charges that it failed to properly seek antitrust clearance while it built a big stake in Yahoo Inc in 2011.. The settlement, announced on Monday by the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission, resolves claims that Third Point took five weeks...

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 19- Brazilian engineering company Camargo Correa has agreed to pay fines of more than 104 million reais and admit to participating in a cartel that fixed prices on contracts with state-run oil producer Petrobras, antitrust regulator Cade said on Wednesday. Camargo Correa was the first of Brazil's construction companies whose top executives...

  • Cigna CEO: Anthem merger brings choices Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 9:15 AM ET
    Cigna CEO: Anthem merger brings choices

    David Cordani, Cigna Corp. president & CEO, discusses antitrust questions that have surfaced around its pending deal with Anthem. And Cordani weighs in on drug affordability and containing prices.

  • Cigna rejects Anthem's latest offer Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 7:08 AM ET
    Cigna rejects Anthem's latest offer

    CNBC's Bertha Combs reports the details of Cigna's rebuff of Anthem's bid.

  • Movie theaters under investigation Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Movie theaters under investigation

    AMC, Regal, and Cinemark Theaters are being probed by the Justice Department for possible antitrust violations.

  • Movie chain Cinemark in DOJ antitrust probe Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 6:53 AM ET
    A CineMark movie theater

    Movie theater chain Cinemark said it had received formal inquiries from the U.S. Department of Justice related to an antitrust probe.

  • EU regulators to file charges against Google: Rpts Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 4:49 PM ET
    Google Berlin, Germany

    EU regulators decided Tuesday that they would file charges against Google stemming from an antitrust investigation, according to reports.

  • Dollar Tree: FTC wants 340 stores sold ahead of deal Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 8:48 AM ET
    A Dollar Tree store in Miami

    Dollar Tree said the Federal Trade Commission wants about 340 stores to be divested for the $8.5 billion takeover of Family Dollar to go through.

  • AmEx hit with latest blow over merchant rules Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 12:45 PM ET
    American Express, Visa and Mastercard signage are displayed in a shop window in New York.

    The credit card company's rules for merchants violate antitrust laws, a US judged ruled Thursday.

  • Regulators set to probe into GE, Alstom deal: sources Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 6:42 PM ET
    General Motors GM

    General Electric's bid for Alstom's power equipment business is likely to face a full-scale investigation by EU antitrust regulators.

  • What the Expedia-Orbitz deal means for you Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 1:07 PM ET
    Orbitz and Expedia

    Expedia's blockbuster purchase of Orbitz represents a dramatic move in the larger, ongoing battle for travelers' dollars. NBC News reports.

  • Staples co-founder expects nasty legal skirmish Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 10:13 AM ET
    Staples co-founder expects nasty legal skirmish

    Staples is agreeing to acquire Office Depot for $6.3 billion in a cash and stock deal. Staples co-founder and former Chairman and CEO Tom Stemberg, discusses the likelihood of antitrust scrutiny for the deal.

  • Closing arguments conclude in Apple antitrust trial Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 8:17 PM ET
    Apple Inc.

    Attorneys for plaintiffs and Apple made closing arguments on Monday, and the jury has begun deliberations in the Apple iPod antitrust case.

  • Apple suit in question Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 11:11 AM ET
    Apple suit in question

    Apple's fight against antitrust allegations is now in jeopardy. Details, with CNBC's Josh Lipton.

  • Apple top execs take stand Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 11:15 AM ET
    Apple top execs take stand

    CNBC's Josh Lipton discusses the charges levied against Apple as their antitrust trial enters its third day.