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  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 9:59 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 Dollar Tree and Family Dollar receive request for more information from FTC

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Western firms appear to resist Chinese crackdown Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 1:56 AM ET

    Foreign companies in China appear to be pushing back against increased scrutiny from Chinese government anti-trust enforcers. The New York Times reports.

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 4- A Chinese anti-monopoly team visited medical devices and semi-conductor firms in Shanghai at the start of September, the country's Ministry of Commerce said in a statement on Thursday, without making clear the purpose of the visit.

  • BEIJING, Sept 3- Companies facing antitrust investigations in China are subject to a host of pressure tactics from regulators, a business lobby said on Wednesday, in the latest report to cite due process concerns over China's anti-monopoly enforcement.

  • BEIJING, Sept 3- Companies facing antitrust probes in China are subject to a host of pressure tactics from regulators, a business lobby said on Wednesday, in the latest report to cite due process concerns over China's anti-monopoly enforcement.

  • The American Chamber of Commerce in China is the latest business lobby to air its grievances over a series of investigations scrutinizing at least 30 foreign firms, as China seeks to enforce a 2008 anti-monopoly law.

  • BEIJING, Sept 1- A Chinese anti-trust regulator said on Monday it has given Microsoft Corp 20 days to reply to queries on the compatability of its Windows operating system and Office software suite amid a probe into the world's largest software company.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- A U.S. judge on Friday dismissed antitrust litigation accusing Wall Street banks and commodity merchants including Goldman Sachs Group Inc and Glencore Plc of conspiring to drive up aluminum prices by reducing supply.