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  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9:54 a.m. EDT Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 9:54 AM ET

    Apple poised to unveil iPhone 6 and likely a smartwatch EU antitrust authority again rejects Google's proposed deal, seeks more concessions With polls tight on Scottish independence, rest of UK worries about risks of breakaway US indexes open lower, pulling S&P 500 index below 2,000; Annie's soars on news of acquisition McDonald's key sales figure falls in August, driven down by food-safety scandal in China Home Depot: Data breach at US and Canada stores, no evidence debit card PINs were affected Furniture giant Ikea sees sales rise globally, with China its fastest growing market Burlington Stores 2nd- quarter results top analysts' estimates; raises fiscal 2014 outlook Coach names Hyatt's Gebhard Rainer as chief operating officer as luxury brand retools Japan's Rakuten to buy cash-back site Ebates for $1 billion, aiming to expand product line-up

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9:50 a.m. EDT Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 9:50 AM ET

    Apple poised to unveil iPhone 6 and likely a smartwatch With polls tight on Scottish independence, rest of UK worries about risks of breakaway US indexes open lower, pulling S&P 500 index below 2,000; Annie's soars on news of acquisition EU antitrust authority again rejects Google's proposed deal, seeks more concessions McDonald's key sales figure falls in August, driven down by food-safety scandal in China Home Depot: Data breach at US and Canada stores, no evidence debit card PINs were affected Furniture giant Ikea sees sales rise globally, with China its fastest growing market Burlington Stores 2nd- quarter results top analysts' estimates; raises fiscal 2014 outlook Coach names Hyatt's Gebhard Rainer as chief operating officer as luxury brand retools Japan's Rakuten to buy cash-back site Ebates for $1 billion, aiming to expand product line-up

  • Google's EU antitrust woes extended Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 9:35 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— The European Union's competition authority has rejected yet another offer from Google to settle a case that claims the company abuses its dominant position in Internet searches, once again extending the four-year-old anti-trust battle.

  • BEIJING, Sept 9- China's tough competition policy is souring the mood for foreign investment, a European business lobby said on Tuesday, in the latest report to criticise Chinese regulators over a series of contentious investigations into international firms.

  • BEIJING, Sept 9- China's tough competition policy is souring the mood for foreign investment, a European business lobby said on Tuesday, in the latest report to criticize Chinese regulators over a series of contentious investigations into international firms.

  • UPDATE 3-Family Dollar spurns Dollar General again Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 1:56 PM ET

    Sept 5- Family Dollar Stores Inc rejected Dollar General Corp's sweetened takeover bid, saying the offer still did not address antitrust concerns, raising the prospect that the No. 1 U.S. deep discount chain will go "hostile" with its offer.

  • Sept 5- Family Dollar Stores Inc rejected Dollar General Corp's $9.1 billion sweetened takeover offer, saying the offer did not address antitrust concerns and was unlikely to be approved.

  • Family Dollar bucks Dollar General bid again Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 9:09 AM ET

    CHESAPEAKE, Va.— Family Dollar is rejecting Dollar General's latest acquisition offer, and Dollar Tree says it will now divest as many stores as needed to get antitrust clearance for its deal to buy Family Dollar.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 5- Dollar General Corp's sweetened $9.1 billion proposal to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc may fall short of allaying its smaller rival's fears U.S. antitrust regulators will block the deal, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 4- A Manhattan federal judge said on Thursday that investors may pursue a lawsuit accusing 12 major banks of violating antitrust law by fixing prices and restraining competition in the roughly $21 trillion market for credit default swaps.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 4- A Manhattan federal judge on Thursday narrowed but refused to dismiss a lawsuit accusing 12 major banks of fixing prices and restraining competition in the multitrillion-dollar market for credit default swaps, violating U.S. antitrust law.

  • *Google case started with EU investigation in late 2010. *Deal will only escalate market abuse, Google rival says. BRUSSELS, Sept 4- Google's antitrust deal with EU regulators was criticised by Microsoft and other competitors in a last-ditch attempt to influence European Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia before he leaves office at the end of October.

  • *Google case started with EU investigation in late 2010. BRUSSELS, Sept 4- Microsoft and publishers across Europe attacked Google's antitrust deal with EU regulators, calling it a "catastrophic" proposal that would serve only to entrench its dominance of the online search market.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 6:45 a.m. EDT Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 6:45 AM ET

    Applications for unemployment benefits likely rose last week, but remain at low levels US trade gap likely rose in July, economists forecast US productivity likely showed even better rebound in second quarter than first estimate Costco August sales at stores open at least a year up 7 pct., easily surpassing expectations Global stocks lackluster ahead of central bank meeting in Europe, US data; Samsung rises Investors look for more news on stimulus from European Central Bank meeting Federal Reserve survey finds economy expanding at moderate pace across US in past 2 months After French antitrust probe, Nespresso cracks open its coffee machines to knockoff pods Despite higher joblessness, Europe surpasses US in keeping prime-age adults in the workforce Microsoft unveils 2 mid-range phones, 1 designed with selfies in mind

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 6:37 a.m. EDT Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 6:37 AM ET

    Applications for unemployment benefits likely rose last week, but remain at low levels US trade gap likely rose in July, economists forecast US productivity likely showed even better rebound in second quarter than first estimate Global stocks lackluster ahead of central bank meeting in Europe, US data; Samsung rises Investors look for more news on stimulus from European Central Bank meeting Federal Reserve survey finds economy expanding at moderate pace across US in past 2 months After French antitrust probe, Nespresso cracks open its coffee machines to knockoff pods Despite higher joblessness, Europe surpasses US in keeping prime-age adults in the workforce Microsoft unveils 2 mid-range phones, 1 designed with selfies in mind Behind Big Macs, a hidden drama over corporate control and franchising

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 6:31 a.m. EDT Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 6:31 AM ET

    Applications for unemployment benefits likely rose last week, but remain at low levels US productivity likely showed even better rebound in second quarter than first estimate Global stocks lackluster ahead of central bank meeting in Europe, US data; Samsung rises Investors look for more news on stimulus from European Central Bank meeting Federal Reserve survey finds economy expanding at moderate pace across US in past 2 months After French antitrust probe, Nespresso cracks open its coffee machines to knockoff pods Despite higher joblessness, Europe surpasses US in keeping prime-age adults in the workforce Microsoft unveils 2 mid-range phones, 1 designed with selfies in mind Behind Big Macs, a hidden drama over corporate control and franchising German factory orders rebound after 2 declines, indicate economy not taking major Ukraine hit

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 6:20 a.m. EDT Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 6:20 AM ET

    Applications for unemployment benefits likely rose last week, but remain at low levels Global stocks lackluster ahead of central bank meeting in Europe, US data; Samsung rises Investors look for more news on stimulus from European Central Bank meeting Federal Reserve survey finds economy expanding at moderate pace across US in past 2 months After French antitrust probe, Nespresso cracks open its coffee machines to knockoff pods Despite higher joblessness, Europe surpasses US in keeping prime-age adults in the workforce Microsoft unveils 2 mid-range phones, 1 designed with selfies in mind Behind Big Macs, a hidden drama over corporate control and franchising German factory orders rebound after 2 declines, indicate economy not taking major Ukraine hit World's largest corn waste-to-ethanol facility launches in Iowa; Netherlands king attends

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 6:18 a.m. EDT Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 6:18 AM ET

    Global stocks lackluster ahead of central bank meeting in Europe, US data; Samsung rises Investors look for more news on stimulus from European Central Bank meeting Federal Reserve survey finds economy expanding at moderate pace across US in past 2 months After French antitrust probe, Nespresso cracks open its coffee machines to knockoff pods Despite higher joblessness, Europe surpasses US in keeping prime-age adults in the workforce Microsoft unveils 2 mid-range phones, 1 designed with selfies in mind Behind Big Macs, a hidden drama over corporate control and franchising German factory orders rebound after 2 declines, indicate economy not taking major Ukraine hit World's largest corn waste-to-ethanol facility launches in Iowa; Netherlands king attends Fiat-Chrysler merger goes ahead after deadline passes for opposed cash-out threshold

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 6:17 a.m. EDT Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 6:17 AM ET

    Global stocks lackluster ahead of central bank meeting in Europe, US data; Samsung rises Investors look for more news on stimulus from European Central Bank meeting Federal Reserve survey finds economy expanding at moderate pace across US in past 2 months After French antitrust probe, Nespresso cracks open its coffee machines to knockoff pods Despite higher joblessness, Europe surpasses US in keeping prime-age adults in the workforce Microsoft unveils 2 mid-range phones, 1 designed with selfies in mind Behind Big Macs, a hidden drama over corporate control and franchising World's largest corn waste-to-ethanol facility launches in Iowa; Netherlands king attends Fiat-Chrysler merger goes ahead after deadline passes for opposed cash-out threshold Danish toymaker's first-half sales, profits soar: It's all about the Lego Movie

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 6:07 a.m. EDT Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 6:07 AM ET

    Global stocks lackluster ahead of central bank meeting in Europe, US data; Samsung rises Investors look for more news on stimulus from European Central Bank meeting Federal Reserve survey finds economy expanding at moderate pace across US in past 2 months After French antitrust probe, Nespresso cracks open its coffee machines to knockoff pods Despite higher joblessness, Europe surpasses US in keeping prime-age adults in the workforce Microsoft unveils 2 mid-range phones, 1 designed with selfies in mind Behind Big Macs, a hidden drama over corporate control and franchising World's largest corn waste-to-ethanol facility launches in Iowa; Netherlands king attends Fiat-Chrysler merger goes ahead after deadline passes for opposed cash-out threshold Danish toymaker's first-half sales, profits soar: It's all about the Lego Movie