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  • Media enters age of consolidation Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 6:25 AM ET
    Media enters age of consolidation

    Andre Barlow, former DOJ trial attorney, and Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter, share insight on emerging antitrust issues as consolidation efforts seep through the media sector.

  • Intel loses court challenge against record fine Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 4:59 AM ET

    U.S. chipmaker Intel lost on Thursday its challenge against a record 1.06-billion-euro ($1.44 billion) fine handed down by the European Union.

  • Antitrust laws need to be redefined: Levin Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 7:18 AM ET
    Antitrust laws need to be redefined: Levin

    There's no such thing as gate-keeping anymore, says Gerald Levin, former chairman & CEO of Time Warner, explaining why he supports the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Blocking the merger prevents innovation, says Levin.

  • E-Books are seen on an ipad.

    A judge denied a bid by Apple to hold off a trial accusing the company of conspiring with publishers to fix e-book prices.

  • High-flying airline deal headed to court Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 6:43 AM ET
    High-flying airline deal headed to court

    American Airlines and U.S. Airways are taking the Justice Department to court to contest a lawsuit against their merger. Kevin Starke, CRT Capital Group analyst, provides a legal perspective on the case.

  • China to 30 foreign firms: Confess antitrust sins Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 10:57 AM ET
    A paramilitary police officer stands guards in front of flags at Tiananmen Square in Beijing.

    A senior Chinese official put pressure on around 30 foreign firms to confess to any antitrust violations and warned them against using external lawyers to fight accusations from regulators, sources said.

  • Goldman gets sued for anti-competitive behavior Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 10:07 AM ET
    Goldman gets sued for anti-competitive behavior

    The big bank is getting hit with a class-action lawsuit over its aluminum storage methods, reports CNBC's Kate Kelly.

  • Apple Says It Did Nothing Wrong Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 11:04 AM ET
    Apple Says It Did Nothing Wrong

    The tech giant is pushing back against a ruling it violated antitrust laws, reports CNBC's Jon Fortt.

  • How the App Store Changed the World Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 10:23 AM ET
    How the App Store Has Changed the World

    Lance Ulanoff, Mashable, and Brian Heater, Engadget, discuss a judge's ruling that Apple violated antitrust laws. They also look at the impact on competition in software applications.

  • AMD'S Epic Court Battle Ends in Victory Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 6:19 AM ET
    AMD'S Epic Court Battle Ends in Victory

    Hector Ruiz, "Slingshot" author, discusses Advanced Micro Devices' antitrust fight with Intel.

  • Beer Companies Settle the Tab Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 10:22 AM ET
    Beer Companies Settle the Tab

    Rob Sands, President & CEO of Constellation Brands talks with CNBC's David Faber, about the company's settlement with regulators, allowing it to move forward in its purchase of Grupo Modelo; a move that will transform the wine seller to a beer giant.

  • Apple CEO Cook Ordered to Testify in E-Books Case Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 4:54 PM ET
    Tim Cook

    Apple CEO Tim Cook must testify in a federal antitrust lawsuit that alleges price-fixing by Apple and e-book publishers, a judge ruled Wednesday.

  • Microsoft Fined $731 Million for Broken Promise Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 6:37 AM ET
    Microsoft Corp CEO Steve Ballmer.

    The European Union fined Microsoft Corp 561 million euros ($731 million) for failing to offer users a choice of Web browser, an unprecedented sanction that will act as a warning to other firms involved in EU antitrust disputes.

  • Stakes Are High for Apple in E-Book Antitrust Case Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 1:36 PM ET

    Apple may find itself in hot water if the Justice Department's antitrust allegations involving e-books go to trial.

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    The U.S. will bring to the table the "coordinated effects" theory and internal documentation in their attempts to kill the proposed Anheuser-Busch InBev and Grupo Modelo merger deal.

  • Alaska: The Next Libor Litigation Frontier? Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 6:05 AM ET
    Anchorage, Alaska

    The Libor scandal, which began in London with bankers accused of manipulating a key global interest rate, has reached the Alaskan wilderness. Or at least that's the hope of New York plaintiffs' lawyer Brian Murray.

  • The huge pricetag for Instagram may raise regulatory red flags.

  • Scrutinizing Google’s Reign Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 11:28 AM ET
    Google

    Google’s slogan may be don’t be evil, but a growing chorus of antitrust regulators in the United States and Europe want to know if the company has lived up to that creed. The New York Times reports.

  • Aerospace and Defense Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 2:19 PM ET
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    How much do you know about the business side of the aerospace and defense industries? Take our quiz and find out.

  • Federal Judge Threatens Comcast's NBCUniversal Merger Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 10:23 AM ET
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    The way Comcast deals with content providers for its websites may be creating an obstacle to its acquisition of NBC Universal, the parent company of CNBC.