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  • TOKYO, April 27- Tokyo Electron Ltd and Applied Materials Inc said on Monday they have agreed to give up their plans to merge in a deal that was set to be worth more than $10 billion, citing differences in views with U.S. antitrust regulators. U.S.-based Applied Materials, the world's largest chipmaking equipment maker, had agreed in September 2013 to buy Tokyo...

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- Comcast Corp's failed bid to buy Time Warner Cable Inc is the latest muscle flex by U.S. antitrust enforcers and will likely deter chief executives from pursuing aggressive transactions as a way to spend excess cash. Comcast, which had barely convinced regulators to allow it to buy NBC Universal four years ago, folded under pressure from the...

  • HOUSTON, April 24- Aubrey McClendon, the former CEO of Chesapeake Energy Corp, is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice for potential antitrust violations related to leasing oil and gas properties, according to a regulatory filing by a new business venture he helps run. "In connection with the formal investigation of Chesapeake in 2012 by the U.S....

  • *Microsoft, Yelp, slew of small EU firms among the complainants. BRUSSELS/ BERLIN, April 24- The European Union's decision to take on Google last week stems from offical complaints by 19 companies in Europe and the United States, including Microsoft and a number of small firms, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. The list also includes online mapping...

  • *DOJ, FCC say merger would have given Comcast unfair advantage. *Time Warner Cable shares up 2 pct, Comcast little changed. April 24- Comcast Corp abandoned its $45 billion offer for Time Warner Cable Inc on Friday after U.S. regulators raised concerns that the deal would give Comcast an unfair advantage in the cable TV and Internet-based services market.

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that a federal law governing the natural gas market does not shield energy companies from state antitrust claims made over the western U.S. energy crisis between 2000 and 2002.. The ruling, on a 7-2 vote, was a loss for several energy companies, including American Electric Power Company Inc, Dynegy Inc and...

  • NEW YORK, April 21- The European Union's antitrust probe into Google sparked a big rally in Russian search engine Yandex NV last week, even though the "Russian Google" still faces significant challenges, competitive and otherwise. But it has lost market share as Russian consumers have adopted Android-based cell phones that come pre-loaded with Google products...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that a federal law governing the natural gas market does not shield energy companies from state antitrust claims made over the western U.S. energy crisis between 2000 and 2002.. The ruling, on a 7-2 vote, was a loss for several energy companies, including American Electric Power Company Inc, Dynegy Inc and...

  • April 17- Staff attorneys at the Justice Department's antitrust division are nearing a recommendation to block the proposed $45 billion merger of Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. A spokesman for Time Warner Cable questioned the report, saying the company had been working...

  • April 17- Staff attorneys at the Justice Department's antitrust division are nearing a recommendation to block the proposed $45 billion merger of Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. Time Warner Cable shares were trading down 5.1 percent at $150.08 on the New York Stock Exchange while...

  • April 17- Staff attorneys at the Justice Department's antitrust division are nearing a recommendation to block the proposed $45 billion merger of Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. A review could come as soon as next week, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. Time Warner and Comcast did...

  • *Separate from Google antitrust investigation. BRUSSELS, April 17- Internet platforms such as Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip is expected to formally announce the new strategy on May 6.

  • Google's EU showdown offers openings to competitors Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 11:58 AM ET

    That appears to be the European Union's strategy to pursue Google in a competition dispute by choosing to push a narrow set of charges around its shopping service, while opening another investigation of Google's Android mobile phone software. In accusing Google of anti-competitive practices against rival shopping sites, the EU competition authority said...

  • Bank of America settles currency-rigging lawsuit Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 12:00 PM ET

    NEW YORK, April 16- Bank of America Corp has settled its portion of a U.S. antitrust lawsuit in which investors accused 12 major banks of rigging prices in the foreign exchange market. Bank of America is the third bank to settle investor claims related to the $5.3 trillion- a-day currency market. Scott& Scott said Bank of America's settlement will "mirror" the earlier...

  • *Vestager insists not swayed by EU governments, Google rivals. BRUSSELS, April 16- Google boss Eric Schmidt might have missed it in the uproar over the EU's antitrust charges against the U.S. tech giant, but European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager wants to congratulate him. It was a throwaway line in an hour-long press conference in Brussels as...

  • *EU sends Google antitrust charge sheet over shopping searches. *Google says its products foster competition, help consumers. It also started another antitrust investigation into the Android mobile operating system, a key element in Google's strategy to maintain revenues from online advertising as people switch from Web browser searches to smartphone...

  • NEW YORK, April 15- The European Union launched an antitrust probe on Wednesday into Google Inc's Android system, and if recent history is any indicator, the shares of the Internet services company might have trouble until the issue is resolved. Intel Corp fell about 35 percent during an EU investigation between July 2007 and May 2009. The EU initiated three...

  • NEW YORK, April 15- The European Union on Wednesday launched an antitrust probe into Google Inc's Android system, and if recent history is any indicator, shares of the Internet giant may have trouble moving forward until the issue is resolved. Intel Corp fell about 35 percent between July 2007 and May 2009, during an EU investigation. The EU initiated three...

  • *EU sends Google antitrust charge sheet over shopping searches. *Google says its products foster competition, help consumers. Investigations into Google's business practices in other areas would continue, with the shopping case potentially setting a precedent for concerns over Google's search products for hotels, flights and other services.

  • *EU sends Google antitrust charge sheet over shopping searches. *Google says its products foster competition, help consumers. "If the investigation confirmed our concerns, Google would have to face the legal consequences and change the way it does business in Europe."