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  • BEIJING, Sept 16- A signboard at the top of a staircase in the ageing Beijing offices of the National Development and Reform Commission directs lawyers and company officials to numbered conference rooms for antitrust meetings.

  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has written to the Chinese government warning that a recent spate of antitrust investigations against foreign companies could have serious implications for U.S.- China relations, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 11- European Union antitrust regulators approved on Thursday British broadcaster BSkyB's planned $9 billion takeover of Rupert Murdoch's pay-TV companies in Germany and Italy, which will make it the biggest pay-TV provider in Europe. The merged company will have operations in Britain, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy.

  • EU clears Hapag-Lloyd, CSAV shipping merger Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 1:01 PM ET

    BRUSSELS— The European Union's antitrust authority says it is giving a conditional green light for the merger between shipping group Hapag-Lloyd AG of Germany and its Chilean rival Compania Sud Americana de Vapores.

  • EU OKs BSkyB deal to create multinational network Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 12:23 PM ET

    BRUSSELS— The European Union's antitrust authority says it has approved the bid by Britain's BSkyB to create a multinational pay TV network by taking control of its sister companies in Italy and Germany.

  • BEIJING, Sept 11- China's three anti-monopoly regulators on Thursday launched a vigorous defence of their recent investigations into foreign companies, which have prompted mounting international criticism, and said they are not targeting multinational firms.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:50 a.m. EDT Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 4:50 AM ET

    China fines Audi $40.5 million, Chrysler $5.2 million in auto industry anti-monopoly probe Not all airlines are soaring: Majors earn record profits while regional carriers struggle Asian stock markets rise on China stimulus hopes after subdued inflation, dollar's rise Airlines boost their on-time ratings; Southwest and JetBlue struggle to keep up China's auto sales growth decelerates to 8.5 percent in August but SUV sales jump 30 percent Delaware bankruptcy judge approves interim use of cash by Trump Entertainment Resorts T-Mobile selling more than 100 phones that call, text on Wi-Fi instead of cell networks China's inflation in August eases to 2 percent as producer prices fall further Regulators reject US expert's call to shut down California nuclear plant for seismic study EU's top court throws out MasterCard's appeal against antitrust decision scrapping card fees

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:39 a.m. EDT Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 4:39 AM ET

    China fines Audi $40.5 million, Chrysler $5.2 million in auto industry anti-monopoly probe Not all airlines are soaring: Majors earn record profits while regional carriers struggle Asian stock markets rise on China stimulus hopes after subdued inflation, dollar's rise Airlines boost their on-time ratings; Southwest and JetBlue struggle to keep up China's inflation in August eases to 2 percent as producer prices fall further Delaware bankruptcy judge approves interim use of cash by Trump Entertainment Resorts T-Mobile selling more than 100 phones that call, text on Wi-Fi instead of cell networks Regulators reject US expert's call to shut down California nuclear plant for seismic study EU's top court throws out MasterCard's appeal against antitrust decision scrapping card fees Federal authorities arrest 9 in Los Angeles fashion district drug money laundering probe

  • MasterCard loses EU court battle over fees Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 4:37 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— The European Union's highest court has thrown out an appeal by MasterCard against a decision by the bloc's antitrust authority to scrap some of its fees charged to merchants. The ruling by the 28- nation bloc's Court of Justice on Thursday closes MasterCard's seven-year-old battle against a decision made by the EU's competition watchdog.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:37 a.m. EDT Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 4:37 AM ET

    Not all airlines are soaring: Majors earn record profits while regional carriers struggle Asian stock markets rise on China stimulus hopes after subdued inflation, dollar's rise Airlines boost their on-time ratings; Southwest and JetBlue struggle to keep up China's inflation in August eases to 2 percent as producer prices fall further Delaware bankruptcy judge approves interim use of cash by Trump Entertainment Resorts T-Mobile selling more than 100 phones that call, text on Wi-Fi instead of cell networks Regulators reject US expert's call to shut down California nuclear plant for seismic study EU's top court throws out MasterCard's appeal against antitrust decision scrapping card fees Federal authorities arrest 9 in Los Angeles fashion district drug money laundering probe Chiquita signs confidentiality agreement with potential buyers

  • Xu also said that the NDRC's investigation of U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc was "basically done" and that Qualcomm President Derek Aberle would meet with the regulator on Friday. On Wednesday, U.S. Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez spoke publicly about reports of China's enforcement of its anti-trust law and its investigation of Qualcomm.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:20 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 4:20 AM ET

    Patriot Coal Corp. warns hundreds of mine workers in W.Va. layoffs could occur Apple unveils smartwatch, mobile payment system in biggest expansion since death of Steve Jobs Global gloom: Pew survey finds widespread dissatisfaction with economic performance Asian stock markets sink after Wall Street decline, fall in Japanese machinery orders Venezuelan annual inflation reaches 63 pct in August as currency troubles make goods scarce US job openings remained near a 13- year high in July, while total hiring jumps Owner of Trump casinos in Atlantic City files for Chapter 11, threatens to close Taj Mahal Spanish banking titan Emilio Botin dies of heart attack, led financial group Banco Santander EU antitrust authority again rejects Google's proposed deal, seeks more concessions TransUnion: US auto loan debt per borrower, late-payment rate increased in 2 Q

  • Chinese workers go on strike over mooncakes Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 1:31 AM ET
    Mooncakes sit on a baking tray.

    Workers in a southern Chinese plant downed tools after Beijing's anti-graft campaign deprived them of free mooncakes. The Financial Times reports.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 11:47 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 11:47 PM ET

    Patriot Coal Corp. warns hundreds of mine workers in W.Va. layoffs could occur Apple unveils smartwatch, mobile payment system in biggest expansion since death of Steve Jobs Global gloom: Pew survey finds widespread dissatisfaction with economic performance Asian stock markets sink after Wall Street decline, fall in Japanese machinery orders Venezuelan annual inflation reaches 63 pct in August as currency troubles make goods scarce US job openings remained near a 13- year high in July, while total hiring jumps Owner of Trump casinos in Atlantic City files for Chapter 11, threatens to close Taj Mahal EU antitrust authority again rejects Google's proposed deal, seeks more concessions TransUnion: US auto loan debt per borrower, late-payment rate increased in 2 Q US dollar looks like safe haven in gloomy world, rises sharply against other major currencies

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 11:44 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 11:44 PM ET

    Patriot Coal Corp. warns hundreds of mine workers in W.Va. layoffs could occur Apple unveils smartwatch, mobile payment system in biggest expansion since death of Steve Jobs Global gloom: Pew survey finds widespread dissatisfaction with economic performance Asian stock markets sink after Wall Street decline, fall in Japanese machinery orders US job openings remained near a 13- year high in July, while total hiring jumps Owner of Trump casinos in Atlantic City files for Chapter 11, threatens to close Taj Mahal EU antitrust authority again rejects Google's proposed deal, seeks more concessions TransUnion: US auto loan debt per borrower, late-payment rate increased in 2 Q US dollar looks like safe haven in gloomy world, rises sharply against other major currencies Electronic Arts removes Ray Rice from Madden' 15 video game

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 11:35 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 11:35 PM ET

    Patriot Coal Corp. warns hundreds of mine workers in W.Va. layoffs could occur Apple unveils smartwatch, mobile payment system in biggest expansion since death of Steve Jobs Global gloom: Pew survey finds widespread dissatisfaction with economic performance Asian stock markets sink after Wall Street decline, fall in Japanese machinery orders US job openings remained near a 13- year high in July, while total hiring jumps Owner of Trump casinos in Atlantic City files for Chapter 11, threatens to close Taj Mahal EU antitrust authority again rejects Google's proposed deal, seeks more concessions TransUnion: US auto loan debt per borrower, late-payment rate increased in 2 Q US dollar looks like safe haven in gloomy world, rises sharply against other major currencies Electronic Arts removes Ray Rice from Madden' 15 video game

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 11:26 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 11:26 PM ET

    Patriot Coal Corp. warns hundreds of mine workers in W.Va. layoffs could occur Apple unveils smartwatch, mobile payment system in biggest expansion since death of Steve Jobs Global gloom: Pew survey finds widespread dissatisfaction with economic performance Asian stock markets sink after Wall Street decline, fall in Japanese machinery orders US job openings remained near a 13- year high in July, while total hiring jumps Owner of Trump casinos in Atlantic City files for Chapter 11, threatens to close Taj Mahal EU antitrust authority again rejects Google's proposed deal, seeks more concessions TransUnion: US auto loan debt per borrower, late-payment rate increased in 2 Q US dollar looks like safe haven in gloomy world, rises sharply against other major currencies Electronic Arts removes Ray Rice from Madden' 15 video game

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:27 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 8:27 PM ET

    Patriot Coal Corp. warns hundreds of mine workers in W.Va. layoffs could occur Apple unveils smartwatch, mobile payment system in biggest expansion since death of Steve Jobs Global gloom: Pew survey finds widespread dissatisfaction with economic performance US stocks fall moderately; Apple product announcements drag down Garmin, eBay and Fossil US job openings remained near a 13- year high in July, while total hiring jumps Owner of Trump casinos in Atlantic City files for Chapter 11, threatens to close Taj Mahal EU antitrust authority again rejects Google's proposed deal, seeks more concessions TransUnion: US auto loan debt per borrower, late-payment rate increased in 2 Q US dollar looks like safe haven in gloomy world, rises sharply against other major currencies Electronic Arts removes Ray Rice from Madden' 15 video game

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:25 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 8:25 PM ET

    Patriot Coal Corp. warns hundreds of mine workers in W.Va. layoffs could occur Apple unveils smartwatch, mobile payment system in biggest expansion since death of Steve Jobs Global gloom: Pew survey finds widespread dissatisfaction with economic performance US stocks fall moderately; Apple product announcements drag down Garmin, eBay and Fossil US job openings remained near a 13- year high in July, while total hiring jumps Owner of Trump casinos in Atlantic City files for Chapter 11, threatens to close Taj Mahal EU antitrust authority again rejects Google's proposed deal, seeks more concessions TransUnion: US auto loan debt per borrower, late-payment rate increased in 2 Q US dollar looks like safe haven in gloomy world, rises sharply against other major currencies Electronic Arts removes Ray Rice from Madden' 15 video game

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 7:47 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 7:47 PM ET

    Patriot Coal Corp. warns hundreds of mine workers in W.Va. layoffs could occur Apple unveils smartwatch, mobile payment system in biggest expansion since death of Steve Jobs Global gloom: Pew survey finds widespread dissatisfaction with economic performance US stocks fall moderately; Apple product announcements drag down Garmin, eBay and Fossil US job openings remained near a 13- year high in July, while total hiring jumps Owner of Trump casinos in Atlantic City files for Chapter 11, threatens to close Taj Mahal EU antitrust authority again rejects Google's proposed deal, seeks more concessions TransUnion: US auto loan debt per borrower, late-payment rate increased in 2 Q US dollar looks like safe haven in gloomy world, rises sharply against other major currencies Electronic Arts removes Ray Rice from Madden' 15 video game