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  • June 2- Movie theater chain Cinemark Holdings Inc said it had received formal inquiries from the U.S. Department of Justice related to an antitrust probe, a day after larger cinema operators Regal Entertainment Group and AMC Entertainment Holdings received similar notices. Houston- based Viva Cinema sued AMC Entertainment on April 20, saying AMC had coerced...

  • BRUSSELS, June 2- U.S. tech firm Disconnect has filed a complaint to EU antitrust regulators against Google's ban on its privacy app, accusing the Silicon Valley giant of abusing its dominant market position. Google was not willing to engage in a dialogue, "Disconnect Chief Executive Casey Oppenheim told Reuters on Tuesday. The European Commission, which opened a...

  • 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.

  • Apple takes the stand Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 11:20 AM ET
    Apple takes the stand

    Apple is fighting allegations that it violated antitrust laws, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton.

  • Apple fighting monopoly allegations Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 11:17 AM ET
    Apple fighting monopoly allegations

    Apple will have to fend off allegations it violated antitrust rules between 2006 and 2009, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton.

  • Google break-up a possibility: Lawmaker Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 2:30 AM ET
    Google break-up a possibility: Lawmaker

    Spanish member of European Parliament Ramon Tremosa i Balcells, says that a break-up of Google's search engine operations from its commercial business is a possibility if the search giant does not offer a remedy to the antitrust case bought against it.

  • What's Europe's problem with Google? Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 2:30 AM ET
    What's Europe's problem with Google?

    Cyrus Mewawalla, managing director at CM Research, says the European Union's complaints against Google are not about antitrust, but about the search giant's "behavior" in the region.

  • Google a 'monopoly' in Europe: Lawmaker Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 2:30 AM ET
    Google a 'monopoly' in Europe: Lawmaker

    Speaking ahead of a key vote on Google in the European Parliament, Spanish MEP Ramon Tremosa i Balcells, says the U.S. search giant has become a "monopoly" in Europe and is stifling the competition.

  • European firms caught in China's crosshairs Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 10:20 PM ET
    European firms caught in China's crosshairs

    Jörg Wuttke, President of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, explains the concerns of European businesses regarding Chinese anti-trust probes.

  • Did China just grant one-of-a-kind trade status? Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 3:12 PM ET
    China's President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with South Korea's President Park Geun-hye during a meeting in Beijing, November 10, 2014.

    A new free trade agreement may give companies from South Korea a serious leg up—in China.

  • Dollar General may shut more than 4K stores: Report Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:46 AM ET
    A shopper loads purchases into his vehicle outside a Dollar General Corp. store in Princeton, Illinois.

    Dollar General may need to divest more than 4,000 stores to win approval from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for its acquisition of Family Dollar.

  • HAL & BHI: Two oil giants, one massive merger Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 7:15 AM ET
    HAL & BHI: Two oil giants, one massive merger

    Kurt Hallead, RBC Capital Markets, discusses the proposed $67 billion merger between oil behemoths Halliburton and Baker Hughes and the possible antitrust issues it's likely to run into as oil prices head lower.