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Legislation Antitrust

  • Is AT&T-Time Warner deal a competitive threat?

    Christine Varney, former Assistant Attorney General, head of DOJ Antitrust division and former FTC Commissioner, discusses the antitrust and anti-competition worries surrounding the AT&T-Time Warner merger.

  • Baker Hughes, which in May abandoned a merger with closest rival Halliburton Co due to opposition from antitrust regulators, said total costs and expenses fell 31.2 percent in the third quarter ended Sept. 30. Net loss attributable to Baker Hughes widened to $429 million, or $1 per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30 from $159 million, or 36 cents per share, a...

  • BEIJING/ ZURICH, Oct 25- State-owned Chinese chemicals group ChemChina is ready to offer more concessions to win European Union antitrust approval for its $43 billion bid for Swiss pesticide and seed group Syngenta, a source with direct knowledge of the process said. Bayer and Monsanto have not formally requested EU approval but the European Commission has to...

  • BEIJING, Oct 25- Chinese state-owned chemicals company ChemChina is ready to offer more concessions to win European Union anti-trust approval for its $43 billion bid for Swiss pesticide and seed group Syngenta AG, a source with direct knowledge of the process said. Shares in Syngenta dived more than 9 percent on Monday after a European Commission spokesman...

  • Will regulators approve a ATT-TWC merger?

    Christopher Sagers, Cleveland State University law professor, discusses the possible antitrust complications of the AT&T-Time Warner merger.

  • The AT&T-Time Warner deal works in theory, but investment expert Ivan Feinseth is not so confident it will work in practice.

  • CHAIRMAN AND RANKING MEMBER OF U.S. SENATE JUDICIARY SUBCOMMITTEE ON ANTITRUST SAY COMMITTEE WILL "CAREFULLY EXAMINE" ANTITRUST ISSUES RAISED BY TIME WARNER AND AT&T MERGER.

  • David Solomon, Goldman Sachs

    The lack of transformative mergers and acquisitions may be due to increased caution among corporate boards, said a bank executive.

  • Cincinnati, Ohio- based Kroger's hesitation casts uncertainty on the future of the $9.4 billion Walgreens-Rite Aid deal, which need approval from antitrust authorities, who have pushed back against a number of large deals this year. The Federal Trade Commission has told Kroger it would not have the option to close and integrate Rite Aid stores that are near...

  • What's driving deal making?

    Robert Kindler, Morgan Stanley Vice Chairman and Global Head of M&A, discusses the current environment for mergers and acquisitions as well as what to expect from the likes of the Bayer/Monsanto deal or a potential Saleforce/Twitter deal.

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 10- EU regulators who are investigating whether Alphabet unit Google is abusing its market power have has not extended their scrutiny to its tax deals with national authorities across Europe, the EU's antitrust chief said on Monday. Margrethe Vestager, who in recent months ordered Apple to pay up to 13 billion euros in back taxes to Ireland and...

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 4- Amazon is talking to European Union antitrust regulators about settling a year-long investigation into its e-book deals with publishers without a fine, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The move comes as Amazon is also under scrutiny over its tax deal with Luxembourg, which may result in the U.S. online retailer paying millions...

  • Oct 3- Bass Pro Shops said on Monday it will acquire Cabela's Inc for $5.5 billion, combining two meccas for outdoor enthusiasts, even as the deal may face antitrust scrutiny given that the hunting and fishing retailers overlap in several U.S. states. Their overlap in Texas, Missouri and Kansas will likely raise antitrust concerns. "Both Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops...

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 3- EU antitrust regulators have resumed their investigation into the $130 billion merger of U.S. chemicals giants Dow Chemical and DuPont after the companies provided data they had been asked for. The European Commission, which halted its scrutiny in early September, will now decide by Feb. 6 whether to approve the deal. "We remain focused on working...

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 1- EU antitrust regulators plan to order Alphabet's Google to stop paying financial incentives to smartphone makers to pre-install Google Search exclusively on their devices and warned the company of a large fine, an EU document showed. Google received a copy in April in which the European Commission accused it of using its dominant Android...

  • Swisher on antitrust claims on Microsoft/LinkedIn deal

    Recode's Kara Swisher discusses the news that Salesforce has urged regulators to block the deal between Microsoft and LinkedIn.

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 29- U.S. software company Salesforce called on EU regulators on Thursday to investigate antitrust issues related to Microsoft's $26 billion bid for social network LinkedIn. "Salesforce believes this raises significant antitrust and data privacy issues that need to be fully scrutinized by competition and data privacy authorities in the...

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 29- U.S. software company Salesforce called on EU regulators on Thursday to investigate antitrust issues related to Microsoft's $26 billion bid for social network LinkedIn. "Salesforce believes this raises significant antitrust and data privacy issues that need to be fully scrutinized by competition and data privacy authorities in the...

  • Faber Report: DOJ drops one claim in insurer merger lawsuit

    CNBC's David Faber reports the latest on the merger between Anthem and Cigna.

  • Monsanto CEO: Confident the deal is 'clean'

    Bayer CEO Werner Baumann and Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant discuss the $66 billion deal for Monsanto to be acquired by the German company.