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  • WASHINGTON, Jan 9- Some 20 state attorneys general have joined the federal antitrust investigation of competing bids by Dollar General Corp and Dollar Tree Inc to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc, a development that potentially complicates the companies' efforts to win U.S. approval for a deal. Family Dollar had previously disclosed that state attorneys general...

  • US Airways had sought under federal antitrust law to recoup three times the $317 million to $482 million it claimed to lose in overcharges and profit from Sabre's alleged illegal conduct over nearly seven years, from April 21, 2007 to March 31, 2014. District Judge Lorna Schofield in Manhattan said US Airways, now part of American Airlines Group Inc, may pursue...

  • US Airways had sought under federal antitrust law to recoup three times the $317 million to $482 million it claimed to have lost in overcharges and profit from Saber's alleged illegal conduct over nearly seven years, from April 21, 2007 to March 31, 2014. District Judge Lorna Schofield in Manhattan said US Airways, now part of American Airlines Group Inc, may...

  • Closing arguments conclude in Apple antitrust trial Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 8:17 PM ET
    Apple Inc.

    Attorneys for plaintiffs and Apple made closing arguments on Monday, and the jury has begun deliberations in the Apple iPod antitrust case.

  • Apple suit in question Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 11:11 AM ET
    Apple suit in question

    Apple's fight against antitrust allegations is now in jeopardy. Details, with CNBC's Josh Lipton.

  • Apple top execs take stand Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 11:15 AM ET
    Apple top execs take stand

    CNBC's Josh Lipton discusses the charges levied against Apple as their antitrust trial enters its third day.

  • Apple takes the stand Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 11:20 AM ET
    Apple takes the stand

    Apple is fighting allegations that it violated antitrust laws, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton.

  • Apple fighting monopoly allegations Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 11:17 AM ET
    Apple fighting monopoly allegations

    Apple will have to fend off allegations it violated antitrust rules between 2006 and 2009, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton.

  • What's Europe's problem with Google? Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 2:30 AM ET
    What's Europe's problem with Google?

    Cyrus Mewawalla, managing director at CM Research, says the European Union's complaints against Google are not about antitrust, but about the search giant's "behavior" in the region.

  • Google a 'monopoly' in Europe: Lawmaker Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 2:30 AM ET
    Google a 'monopoly' in Europe: Lawmaker

    Speaking ahead of a key vote on Google in the European Parliament, Spanish MEP Ramon Tremosa i Balcells, says the U.S. search giant has become a "monopoly" in Europe and is stifling the competition.

  • Google break-up a possibility: Lawmaker Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 2:30 AM ET
    Google break-up a possibility: Lawmaker

    Spanish member of European Parliament Ramon Tremosa i Balcells, says that a break-up of Google's search engine operations from its commercial business is a possibility if the search giant does not offer a remedy to the antitrust case bought against it.

  • European firms caught in China's crosshairs Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 10:20 PM ET
    European firms caught in China's crosshairs

    Jörg Wuttke, President of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, explains the concerns of European businesses regarding Chinese anti-trust probes.

  • Did China just grant one-of-a-kind trade status? Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 3:12 PM ET
    China's President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with South Korea's President Park Geun-hye during a meeting in Beijing, November 10, 2014.

    A new free trade agreement may give companies from South Korea a serious leg up—in China.

  • Dollar General may shut more than 4K stores: Report Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:46 AM ET
    A shopper loads purchases into his vehicle outside a Dollar General Corp. store in Princeton, Illinois.

    Dollar General may need to divest more than 4,000 stores to win approval from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for its acquisition of Family Dollar.

  • HAL & BHI: Two oil giants, one massive merger Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 7:15 AM ET
    HAL & BHI: Two oil giants, one massive merger

    Kurt Hallead, RBC Capital Markets, discusses the proposed $67 billion merger between oil behemoths Halliburton and Baker Hughes and the possible antitrust issues it's likely to run into as oil prices head lower.

  • Google poised for antitrust war Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Google poised for antitrust war

    The latest in Google's 4-year battle to defend itself in an EU antitrust case.

  • China takes anti-corruption drive overseas Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 7:58 PM ET

    The anti-corruption campaign which has swept across China in the last two years has gone global. The Financial Times reports.

  • Martin Sorrell

    China's clampdown on corruption and extravagance has benefited the world's largest advertising agency, WPP's CEO told CNBC.

  • 'Mr. Confession' drives China's antitrust crusade Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 7:34 PM ET
    The Qualcomm booth at the 2014 International CES.

    NDRC's direction of investigations has drawn heavy criticism from foreign officials and the overseas business community.

  • Chinese workers go on strike over mooncakes Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 1:31 AM ET
    Mooncakes sit on a baking tray.

    Workers in a southern Chinese plant downed tools after Beijing's anti-graft campaign deprived them of free mooncakes. The Financial Times reports.