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  • Mercedes guilty of price manipulation: China media Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 1:04 AM ET
    Mercedes-Benz launches their new S-Class series

    Mercedes-Benz has been found guilty of manipulating prices for after-sales services in China, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

  • This is what China's antitrust drive is really about Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 1:20 AM ET

    China's recent anti-monopoly law enforcement may be less about targeting foreign companies than combating another potential threat: income inequality.

  • European companies slam Chinese antitrust probes Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 8:42 PM ET

    European companies have lashed out at the Chinese government, saying that they have been subject to "intimidation tactics" by officials.

  • How firms learn to live with China antitrust raids Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | 7:48 PM ET
    A Mercedes symbol is pictured in front of the Mercedes-Benz Shanghai office.

    Men in suits and casual business wear barged into Mercedes-Benz's east China sales office, near Shanghai's Hongqiao international airport on Monday.

  • Anti-trust probe pits China against Microsoft Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 3:52 PM ET

    Microsoft should not obstruct an anti-trust investigation by Chinese regulators, the SAIC said on Monday.

  • Megamergers in media: Who might be next? Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 12:43 PM ET

    After 21st Century Fox's failed bid to acquire Time Warner, the question arises as to what other media giants are now in play for purchase?

  • Media enters age of consolidation  Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 6:25 AM ET

    Andre Barlow, former DOJ trial attorney, and Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter, share insight on emerging antitrust issues as consolidation efforts seep through the media sector.

  • Intel loses court challenge against record fine Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 4:59 AM ET

    U.S. chipmaker Intel lost on Thursday its challenge against a record 1.06-billion-euro ($1.44 billion) fine handed down by the European Union.

  • Antitrust laws need to be redefined: Levin  Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 7:18 AM ET

    There's no such thing as gate-keeping anymore, says Gerald Levin, former chairman & CEO of Time Warner, explaining why he supports the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Blocking the merger prevents innovation, says Levin.

  • E-Books are seen on an ipad.

    A judge denied a bid by Apple to hold off a trial accusing the company of conspiring with publishers to fix e-book prices.

  • 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.

  • Goldman gets sued for anti-competitive behavior  Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 10:07 AM ET

    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.