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  • BEIJING, Feb 9- Qualcomm Inc is likely to pay China a record fine of around $1 billion, ending a 14- month government investigation into anti-competitive practices, after the U.S. chipmaker and the regulator made significant progress during talks last week. The deal, which may also see Qualcomm lower its royalty rates by around a third on patents used in China,...

  • Feb 4- Staples Inc and Office Depot should find the second time is a charm as the top two U.S. office supply chains once again test the views of antitrust regulators in the rapidly changing retail landscape, experts said on Wednesday. Staples, the No. 1 U.S. office supplies retailer, and No. 2 Office Depot Inc announced on Wednesday a $6.3 billion plan to join forces to...

  • 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.

  • Feb 4- Staples Inc, the No. 1 U.S. office supplies retailer, agreed to buy No. 2 Office Depot Inc in a $6.3 billion deal designed to help it better compete against Wal-Mart Stores Inc and online rivals such as Amazon.com Inc.. The deal, which will likely come under close scrutiny from antitrust regulators, values Office Depot at $11.00 per share, based on Staples' closing...

  • Feb 3- Discount store chain Dollar Tree Inc said it may have to divest more than the 300 stores it had expected, to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc, as U.S. antitrust regulators were reviewing more than 500 of its stores. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission may identify more stores for review in the future and the number of stores Dollar Tree may have to shed could increase,...

  • Feb 2- Food distributor Sysco Corp said it would sell 11 distribution centers run by takeover target US Foods Inc to Performance Food Group to satisfy antitrust concerns. Sysco's $3.5 billion offer for US Foods is awaiting approval from the Federal Trade Commission as the deal would combine the two largest U.S. food distributors. Sysco and US Foods are the only...

  • Feb 2- Food distributor Sysco Corp said it would sell 11 distribution centers run by takeover target US Foods Inc to Performance Food Group to satisfy antitrust concerns. The centers generated $4.6 billion in revenue in US Foods' most recent fiscal year, Sysco said on Monday. Sysco announced its agreement to buy US Foods for $3.5 billion in December 2013.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 31- JPMorgan Chase& Co, the largest U.S. bank, agreed to pay $99.5 million to settle its portion of an antitrust lawsuit in which investors accuse 12 major banks of rigging prices in the $5.3 trillion- a-day foreign exchange market. Made public on Friday night, the settlement is the first in the nationwide litigation and resolved claims over JPMorgan's...

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.