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  • LONDON, June 18- European antitrust regulators have sent copies of their charges against Google to critics of the U.S. tech giant and given them a month to comment, one of the complainants said on Thursday. The move by the European Union competition watchdog may boost its case against the search engine, which it accuses of abusing its market power and cheating...

  • BRUSSELS, June 16- Microsoft, German publisher Axel Springer and 17 other critics of Google are expected to get a copy of the EU's antitrust charge sheet against the search engine giant this week in order to allow them to provide feedback, four people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The 19 companies, which include U.S. online travel site Expedia, U.S....

  • PARIS, June 15- Europe's anti-trust chief warned Amazon on Monday against using its dominance to thwart rivals, a week after launching an investigation into the U.S. online retailer's ebook deals with publishers. European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager announced last week she would examine whether clauses in Amazon's contracts prevent...

  • BRUSSELS, June 11- The European Commission opened a formal antitrust investigation into Amazon's e-book business on Thursday, opening yet another front in mounting EU scrutiny of America's global tech giants. The investigation adds to the pressure on the online retailer in Europe, where it is already being investigated for the low tax rates it pays in...

  • June 10- Attorneys general in New York and Connecticut are investigating whether the deals that Apple Inc has struck with music companies for its new streaming service violate antitrust laws, the New York Times reported. The Times quoted, Matt Mittenthal, a spokesman for New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, as saying the state was looking into Apple's...

  • Apple Music faces antitrust scrutiny in NY, Connecticut Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 12:54 AM ET

    June 10- The attorneys general of New York and Connecticut are investigating Apple Inc's negotiations with music companies to look for signs of potential antitrust violations. In a letter to the New York Attorney General, Universal Music Group said it had no agreements with Apple or music companies like Sony Music and Warner Music that would impede the...

  • PRETORIA, June 8- South Africa's competition watchdog could hand out some of its biggest fines ever after its investigation into suspected currency-rigging by global banks, it said on Monday. The Competition Commission has accused dealers at banks of colluding by using an instant messaging chat room called "ZAR Domination", to coordinate their trading...

  • Movie theaters under investigation Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Movie theaters under investigation

    AMC, Regal, and Cinemark Theaters are being probed by the Justice Department for possible antitrust violations.

  • Movie chain Cinemark in DOJ antitrust probe Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 6:53 AM ET
    A CineMark movie theater

    Movie theater chain Cinemark said it had received formal inquiries from the U.S. Department of Justice related to an antitrust probe.

  • June 2- Movie theater chain Cinemark Holdings Inc said it had received formal inquiries from the U.S. Department of Justice related to an antitrust probe, a day after larger cinema operators Regal Entertainment Group and AMC Entertainment Holdings received similar notices. Houston- based Viva Cinema sued AMC Entertainment on April 20, saying AMC had coerced...

  • BRUSSELS, June 2- U.S. tech firm Disconnect has filed a complaint to EU antitrust regulators against Google's ban on its privacy app, accusing the Silicon Valley giant of abusing its dominant market position. Google was not willing to engage in a dialogue, "Disconnect Chief Executive Casey Oppenheim told Reuters on Tuesday. The European Commission, which opened a...

  • NEW YORK, May 28- A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Apple Inc's bid to disqualify an antitrust compliance monitor appointed after the technology company was found liable for conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices. While saying some allegations against the monitor Michael Bromwich "give pause," the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in...

  • WASHINGTON, May 28- U.S. antitrust regulators have settled a long-running fight with Cephalon, now owned by Teva Pharmaceuticals, over how it resolved a patent infringement lawsuit tied to wakefulness drug Provigil, the Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday. As part of the settlement, Teva, which bought Cephalon in 2012, agreed to pay $1.2 billion to refund...

  • WASHINGTON, May 28- U.S. antitrust regulators have settled a long-running fight with Cephalon, now owned by Teva Pharmaceuticals, over how it resolved a patent infringement lawsuit tied to wakefulness drug Provigil, the Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday. As part of the settlement with regulators, Teva, which bought Cephalon in 2012, agreed to pay $1.2...

  • WASHINGTON, May 28- U.S. antitrust regulators have settled a long-running fight with Cephalon, now owned by Teva Pharmaceuticals, over how it resolved a patent infringement lawsuit over the sleep disorder drug Provigil, the Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday. Cephalon had been accused by the FTC of illegally protecting its monopoly on Provigil by...

  • NEW YORK, May 24- Amazon.com Inc has started booking revenue from retail sales in individual European countries, instead of channeling all sales through low-tax Luxembourg, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. European Union antitrust regulators opened an investigation into Amazon's tax-minimizing arrangements with Luxembourg in October.

  • The talks underscored Altice's intentions to pursue a deal with Time Warner Cable, which is also being courted by Charter Communications Inc after Comcast Corp abandoned its $45.2 billion offer for Time Warner Cable last month over U.S. antitrust concerns.

  • May 21- Camel cigarette brand owner Reynolds American Inc's planned acquisition of smaller rival Lorillard Inc is expected to receive U.S. antitrust clearance as soon as next week, the Wall Street Journal said. While Reynolds American and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission declined to comment, Lorillard was not immediately available. Reynolds, which will get...

  • NEW YORK, May 11- Citigroup Inc said it could plead guilty to an antitrust charge to resolve a U.S. Department of Justice investigation of its dealings in foreign exchange markets. Citigroup is one of six major banks that have been under investigation over the past year by global authorities, including the DOJ, for trying to manipulate rates in the $5- trillion-...

  • Citigroup says could plead guilty to settle FX probe Monday, 11 May 2015 | 9:34 AM ET

    NEW YORK, May 11- Citigroup Inc said it could plead guilty to an antitrust charge to resolve a U.S. Department of Justice investigation of its dealings in foreign exchange markets. In a regulatory filing on Monday, the company also said the Justice Department has advised it does not intend to prosecute the bank in a separate investigation of the setting of...