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Legislation Antitrust


  • Mercedes guilty of price manipulation: China media Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 1:04 AM ET
    Mercedes-Benz launches their new S-Class series

    Mercedes-Benz has been found guilty of manipulating prices for after-sales services in China, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

  • This is what China's antitrust drive is really about Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 1:20 AM ET

    China's recent anti-monopoly law enforcement may be less about targeting foreign companies than combating another potential threat: income inequality.

  • European companies slam Chinese antitrust probes Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 8:42 PM ET

    European companies have lashed out at the Chinese government, saying that they have been subject to "intimidation tactics" by officials.

  • How firms learn to live with China antitrust raids Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | 7:48 PM ET
    A Mercedes symbol is pictured in front of the Mercedes-Benz Shanghai office.

    Men in suits and casual business wear barged into Mercedes-Benz's east China sales office, near Shanghai's Hongqiao international airport on Monday.

  • Anti-trust probe pits China against Microsoft Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 3:52 PM ET

    Microsoft should not obstruct an anti-trust investigation by Chinese regulators, the SAIC said on Monday.

  • Megamergers in media: Who might be next? Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 12:43 PM ET

    After 21st Century Fox's failed bid to acquire Time Warner, the question arises as to what other media giants are now in play for purchase?

  • 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.