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  • Federal Judge Threatens Comcast's NBCUniversal Merger Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 10:23 AM ET

    The way Comcast deals with content providers for its websites may be creating an obstacle to its acquisition of NBC Universal, the parent company of CNBC.

  • Faber Report: SUG Takeover Tug of War     Thursday, 14 Jul 2011 | 9:37 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber with the latest details on the Williams/Southern Union takeover bid.

  • Google Under Seige     Friday, 24 Jun 2011 | 1:16 PM ET

    Discussing whether the government probe is a threat for the tech giant, with Heath Terry, Canaccord Genuity; Keith Hylton, Boston University law professor; and CNBC's Jon Fortt.

  • Google Under Seige?     Friday, 24 Jun 2011 | 1:14 PM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports the internet giant is being formally investigated by the Feds over antitrust allegations.

  • College Football BCS, Justice Department to Meet Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 2:53 PM ET
    Football

    The Justice Department, which has raised antitrust concerns about college football's Bowl Championship Series, will meet with the organization this summer.

  • Avis Gets Manageable Solution for Dollar Thrifty Bid Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 11:59 AM ET
    Avis auto rental kiosk

    After months of negotiations and delay, Avis Budget Group has finally received specifics from the Federal Trade Commission about what it must do in order to move ahead with any purchase of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group.

  • WTO Ruling 'Clear Win for Fair Trade': Boeing Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 12:28 PM ET
    The Boeing 787 Dreamliner made its international debut at the Farnborough Airshow in the UK in July.

    The World Trade Organisation’s ruling that European subsidies for Airbus must end is “a clear, final win for fair trade,” the company’s main US competitor Boeing said today.

  • Nasdaq OMX Group has said it would consider selling NYSE Euronext’s American Stock Exchange division if it would help smooth its acquisition of the NYSE Euronext, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • AT&T, T-Mobile Deal Will Be Approved: Evercore's Altman Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 12:10 PM ET
    Roger Altman

    Roger Altman, chairman of Evercore Partners, told CNBC Thursday AT&T's deal for Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile will be approved by anti-trust regulators. He also defended Berkshire Hathaway and Warren Buffett.

  • Stephen Axinn

    The fate of some of the biggest takeover deals in recent weeks will ultimately rest in the hands of antitrust regulators, an antitrust attorney told CNBC Monday.

  • Google: Sure It's Big. But Is That Bad? Saturday, 22 May 2010 | 7:02 PM ET
    A sign is displayed outside of the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

    The Silicon Valley lawyer who almost single-handedly brought the antitrust weight of the government down on Microsoft is setting his crosshairs on a new target: Google.

  • QUIZ: ExxonMobil Friday, 7 May 2010 | 2:15 PM ET
    It's amazing that the shoe and apparel company with the most memorable Super Bowl spot, isn't Nike. It's Reebok, which was smart enough to pick up on this office linebacker short and turn it into  it  own.  I love when Terry says, "Hi, Janice!"

    With 38 oil refineries in more than 20 countries and a daily capacity of over 6 million barrels, ExxonMobil is one of the largest public companies in the world. How much do you know about it?

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has received FTC and Justice Department antitrust clearance for its planned $26 billion purchase of Burlington Northern Santa Fe.

  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe CEO Matt Rose says the railroad's proposed acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway is being "very warmly received" by Washington policy makers.

  • Intel Faces Antitrust Suit From New York Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 11:40 AM ET
    Exterior view of Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    New York's attorney general has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Intel, claiming the company used "illegal threats and collusion" to dominate the marketplace for computer microprocessors.

  • Do you remember that very strong European Competition czar who battled Microsoft and Intel, accusing them of anti-competitive behavior? The question now is: will she be strong enough to battle Germany’s Angela Merkel?

  • Kneale: Obama, IBM and How to Kill Silicon Valley Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 4:35 PM ET

    The Obama Posse is hellbent-for-leather on a misguided crusade to rein in the one clear growth engine of the American manufacturing economy: high-tech.

  • US Inquiry Into Hiring at High-Tech Companies Wednesday, 3 Jun 2009 | 4:25 AM ET

    The Justice Department has begun an investigation into whether the recruiting practices of some of the largest technology companies violated antitrust laws, according to two people with knowledge of the investigation, the New York Times reported.

  • Microsoft, Justice Agree to Extend Some Oversight Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | 3:14 PM ET

    Microsoft and the Justice Department agreed to extend some portions of federal antitrust oversight for 18 months, according to court papers filed Thursday.

  • Yahoo-Google Revised Deal Still Unlikely: Analyst Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 5:12 PM ET
    Yahoo partners with Google

    The new search advertising deal between Yahoo and Google is unlikely to win U.S. antitrust approval, and therefore may open the door to a new bid for Yahoo from Microsoft, an analyst said.