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  • BEIJING, Aug 28- Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella is set to visit China in late September, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday, as the Chinese government conducts an antitrust investigation into the world's largest software company.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 27- Tyson Foods Inc, the largest U.S. meat processor, on Wednesday won U.S. antitrust approval for its purchase of Hillshire Brands Co.. The attorneys general of Illinois, Iowa and Missouri, all big hog-producing states, joined the settlement that the companies reached with the Justice Department's Antitrust Division.

  • Chipmaker Qualcomm may face EU antitrust probe Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 4:44 PM ET
    Qualcomm signage and a shadow of CEO Steve Mollenkopf at the 2014 International CES on January 6, 2014 in Las Vegas.

    Qualcomm may face a EU antitrust investigation in relation to a complaint by a subsidiary of rival Nvidia, sources with knowledge of the matters said.

  • BRUSSELS, Aug 26- Qualcomm, the world's No. 1 mobile chipmaker, may face a European antitrust investigation in relation to a four-year-old complaint by a subsidiary of rival Nvidia Corp, three people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

  • UPDATE 1-AT&T's DirecTV bid nearing approval - NY Post Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 2:27 AM ET

    Aug 26- AT&T Inc has reached a tentative deal with antitrust regulators to pave the way for it to buy DirecTV, the New York Post reported, citing unspecified sources. The proposed deal is expected to get clearance from the Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission in the first quarter, the newspaper reported.

  • AT&T's DirecTV bid nearing approval - NY Post Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    Aug 26- AT&T Inc, has reached a tentative deal with antitrust regulators to pave the way for it to buy DirecTV, the New York Post reported, citing unspecified sources.

  • Microsoft has expressed willingness to cooperate with ongoing investigations, Zhang Mao, the head of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, told reporters at a briefing in Beijing.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 7:20 a.m. EDT Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 7:20 AM ET

    Yellen's Jackson Hole speech to be studied for any clear hint on timing of first Fed rate hike Coal gas boom in China threatens to spew greenhouse gases as world tries to curb emissions Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America Asia stocks higher, Europe mostly flat as investors await Fed chief Yellen's speech Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers US Census study finds that rich got richer, poor poorer between 2000 and 2011 Home Depot says US retail head Craig Menear will become CEO; Frank Blake will remain chairman Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 7:14 a.m. EDT Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 7:14 AM ET

    Yellen's Jackson Hole speech to be studied for any clear hint on timing of first Fed rate hike Coal gas boom in China threatens to spew greenhouse gases as world tries to curb emissions Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America Asia stocks higher, Europe mostly flat as investors await Fed chief Yellen's speech Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers US Census study finds that rich got richer, poor poorer between 2000 and 2011 Home Depot says US retail head Craig Menear will become CEO; Frank Blake will remain chairman Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 7:10 a.m. EDT Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 7:10 AM ET

    Yellen's Jackson Hole speech to be studied for any clear hint on timing of first Fed rate hike Coal gas boom in China threatens to spew greenhouse gases as world tries to curb emissions Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America Asia stocks higher, Europe mostly flat as investors await Fed chief Yellen's speech Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers US Census study finds that rich got richer, poor poorer between 2000 and 2011 Home Depot says US retail head Craig Menear will become CEO; Frank Blake will remain chairman Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal

  • BEIJING, Aug 22- China's pricing regulator said on Friday U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc was seeking to end an investigation into monopoly practices and had expressed willingness to improve and correct pricing issues.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5 a.m. EDT Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 4:57 AM ET

    Coal gas boom in China threatens to spew greenhouse gases as world tries to curb emissions Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America Asia stocks higher, Europe mostly flat as investors await Fed chief Yellen's speech Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers US Census study finds that rich got richer, poor poorer between 2000 and 2011 Home Depot says US retail head Craig Menear will become CEO; Frank Blake will remain chairman Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 3:19 a.m. EDT Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 3:19 AM ET

    Coal gas boom in China threatens to spew greenhouse gases as world tries to curb emissions Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America Asia stocks mostly higher after Wall St record close; markets await Fed chief Yellen's speech Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers US Census study finds that rich got richer, poor poorer between 2000 and 2011 Home Depot says US retail head Craig Menear will become CEO; Frank Blake will remain chairman Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 1:43 a.m. EDT Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 1:43 AM ET

    Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America Asia stocks mostly higher after Wall St record close; markets await Fed chief Yellen's speech Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers US Census study finds that rich got richer, poor poorer between 2000 and 2011 Home Depot says US retail head Craig Menear will become CEO; Frank Blake will remain chairman Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March Housing recovery accelerates as sales of existing homes rise for a 4th straight month

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 11:41 p.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 11:41 PM ET

    Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America Asia stocks open higher after Wall St record close; investors await Fed chief Yellen's speech Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers US Census study finds that rich got richer, poor poorer between 2000 and 2011 Home Depot says US retail head Craig Menear will become CEO; Frank Blake will remain chairman Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March Housing recovery accelerates as sales of existing homes rise for a 4th straight month

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:53 p.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 5:53 PM ET

    Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America US stocks rise, helped by encouraging news on jobs; S&P 500 closes at record high Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers US Census study finds that rich got richer, poor poorer between 2000 and 2011 Home Depot says US retail head Craig Menear will become CEO; Frank Blake will remain chairman Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March Housing recovery accelerates as sales of existing homes rise for a 4th straight month

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:43 p.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 5:43 PM ET

    Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America US stocks rise, helped by encouraging news on jobs; S&P 500 closes at record high Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers US Census study finds that rich got richer, poor poorer between 2000 and 2011 Home Depot says US retail head Craig Menear will become CEO; Frank Blake will remain chairman Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March Housing recovery accelerates as sales of existing homes rise for a 4th straight month

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:36 p.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 5:36 PM ET

    Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America US stocks rise, helped by encouraging news on jobs; S&P 500 closes at record high Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers US Census study finds that rich got richer, poor poorer between 2000 and 2011 Home Depot says US retail head Craig Menear will become CEO; Frank Blake will remain chairman Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March Housing recovery accelerates as sales of existing homes rise for a 4th straight month

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:35 p.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 5:35 PM ET

    Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America US stocks rise, helped by encouraging news on jobs; S&P 500 closes at record high Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers US Census study finds that rich got richer, poor poorer between 2000 and 2011 Home Depot says US retail head Craig Menear will become CEO; Frank Blake will remain chairman Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March Housing recovery accelerates as sales of existing homes rise for a 4th straight month

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:27 p.m. EDT Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 5:27 PM ET

    Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion mortgage settlement with Bank of America US stocks rise, helped by encouraging news on jobs; S&P 500 closes at record high Gap tops 2 Q profit expectations, meets revenue forecasts United Airlines is improving first class meal offerings in push to win over business travelers US Census study finds that rich got richer, poor poorer between 2000 and 2011 Home Depot says US retail head Craig Menear will become CEO; Frank Blake will remain chairman Airline industry trade group predicts Labor Day air travel will rise 2 percent over last year Family Dollar spurns Dollar General takeover bid on antitrust issues, backs Dollar Tree deal Measure of economy's future health posts 0.9 percent rise in July, biggest gain since March Housing recovery accelerates as sales of existing homes rise for a 4th straight month