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  • BRUSSELS, Feb 5- Google has offered further concessions to address regulatory concerns about its search technology, the European Commission said on Wednesday, effectively settling a three-year investigation and avoiding a fine of up to $5 billion.

  • Google improves antitrust offer, EU says deal in sight Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 6:25 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, Feb 5- Google has offered further concessions to address regulatory concerns about its search results, the European Commission said on Wednesday, taking the company a step closer to settling a three-year investigation and prevent a fine of up to $5 billion.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 4- Apple Inc urged a federal appeals court on Tuesday to put a court-appointed antitrust monitor on hold, arguing that his efforts were harming the company's business.

  • *Google would escape possible fine of up to $5 bln. BRUSSELS, Jan 29- Google is close to settling a three-year European antitrust probe with "much better" concessions to allay concerns over blocking rivals such as Microsoft from internet search results, two sources said on Wednesday.

  • High-flying airline deal headed to court     Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 6:43 AM ET

    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.

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • The U.S. will bring to the table the "coordinated effects" theory and internal documentation in their attempts to kill the proposed Anheuser-Busch InBev and Grupo Modelo merger deal.

  • Alaska: The Next Libor Litigation Frontier? Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 6:05 AM ET
    Anchorage, Alaska

    The Libor scandal, which began in London with bankers accused of manipulating a key global interest rate, has reached the Alaskan wilderness. Or at least that's the hope of New York plaintiffs' lawyer Brian Murray.

  • The huge pricetag for Instagram may raise regulatory red flags.

  • Capital One-ING Deal Backlash     Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 1:44 PM ET

    Discussing the hearings in Washington, DC as Capital One tries to merge with ING, but could the deal violate antitrust laws and hurt consumers? Neil Weinberg, American Banker editor-in-chief; John Taylor, National Community Reinvestment Coalition CEO; Josh Steiner, Hedgeye Risk Management weigh in.

  • Scrutinizing Google’s Reign Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 11:28 AM ET
    Google

    Google’s slogan may be don’t be evil, but a growing chorus of antitrust regulators in the United States and Europe want to know if the company has lived up to that creed. The New York Times reports.

  • Aerospace and Defense Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 2:19 PM ET

    How much do you know about the business side of the aerospace and defense industries? Take our quiz and find out.