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  • SEATTLE, April 11- Microsoft Corp's board faces a lawsuit over the way it handled an error with its Internet Explorer browser that ended up costing the company a record-breaking $731 million fine by European antitrust regulators.

  • ATHENS, April 10- Swiss cement producer Holcim's plans to merge with French peer Lafarge and create the world's biggest cement maker will be subject to an extensive review, the European Union's antitrust chief said on Thursday.

  • PARIS/ ZURICH, April 10- France's competition authority is investigating drugmakers Roche and Novartis on suspicion they were involved in anti-competitive practices in relation to eye disease treatments, the companies said on Thursday.

  • BRUSSELS, April 3- European Union regulators have halted their review of Hutchison Whampoa's $1 billion bid for Telefonica's 02 Ireland as they wait for new details of Hutchison's concessions, the EU antitrust chief said on Thursday.

  • BRUSSELS, April 2- Investment bank Goldman Sachs, the world's top cablemaker Prysmian, Nexans and eight cable firms were fined a total of 302 million euros by EU antitrust regulators on Wednesday for running a cartel. Prysmian received the biggest penalty at 104.6 million euros, which included a joint fine of 37.3 million euros with Goldman Sachs.

  • NEW YORK, April 1- Twelve large banks have been sued in a consolidated antitrust lawsuit by investors who claim they conspired to rig prices in the roughly $5.3 trillion- a-day foreign exchange market.

  • TIMELINE-The FX "fixing" scandal Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 8:09 AM ET

    LONDON, March 31- Switzerland's competition commission WEKO said on Monday it had formally opened an investigation into eight Swiss, U.S. and British banks over potential collusion to manipulate foreign exchange rates.

  • WASHINGTON, March 28- The European Union is seeking to insulate its probe of Russia's gas export monopoly, Gazprom, which is suspected of anti-competitive behavior, from larger concerns about Russia's seizure of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, Europe's top antitrust enforcer said on Friday.

  • 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.