Business Competition


  • Google's EU showdown offers openings to competitors Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 11:58 AM ET

    That appears to be the European Union's strategy to pursue Google in a competition dispute by choosing to push a narrow set of charges around its shopping service, while opening another investigation of Google's Android mobile phone software. In accusing Google of anti-competitive practices against rival shopping sites, the EU competition authority said...

  • Google's Cohen: Google has vibrant competition   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 11:32 AM ET
    Google's Cohen: Google has vibrant competition

    European Union regulators are filing formal antitrust charges against Google. Adam Cohen, Google's head of European economic policy, responds.

  • Universal Music pressures Spotify: Report   Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 11:06 AM ET
    Universal Music pressures Spotify: Report

    The Financial Times is reporting Universal Music is putting pressure on Spotify to limit its free streaming service. Ed Lee, Re/code managing editor, and CNBC's Jon Fortt, discuss the economics of the music experience.

  • Leap, the public transit alternative   Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 1:43 PM ET
    Leap, the public transit alternative

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports a new bus service that launched in San Francisco this week offers free Wi-Fi and snacks for purchase.

  • Leap into cutting-edge commute   Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 11:27 AM ET
    Leap into cutting-edge commute

    CNBC's Josh Lipton rides to work in San Francisco via transit startup Leap.

  • The future of mobile pay   Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 11:50 AM ET
    The future of mobile pay

    Osama Bedier, Poynt CEO and Google Wallet creator, says the mobile pay advantage goes to operating system companies such as Google and Apple.

  • March 12- Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd and Canadian National Railway Co have such huge market power that they cannot be allowed to dictate how Canada's grain shipment backlog is cleared, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday. Harper said in an appearance in Saskatchewan that the grain backlog was not nearly as bad as it was a year ago in the wake of the...

  • March 12- Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd and Canadian National Railway Co have such huge market power that they cannot be allowed to dictate how well Canada's grain shipment backlog is cleared, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday.

  • Sikorsky spinoff 'right thing to do': UTX CEO   Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 7:05 AM ET
    Sikorsky spinoff 'right thing to do': UTX CEO

    Gregory Hayes, United Technologies CEO, shares his vision for the company, including a strategic alternative for its helicopter unit.

  • Here's the skinny on Potbelly: CEO   Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 8:18 AM ET
    Here's the skinny on Potbelly: CEO

    Aylwin Lewis, Potbelly CEO, discusses the company's plan to extend its fast casual restaurants globally and bring in business beyond lunchtime.

  • Hot topics in the c-suite   Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:27 AM ET
    Hot topics in the c-suite

    Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management, provides a preview of the top issues business titans will be discussing at this week's CEO summit in Washington, DC, including immigration, tax reform, the Keystone pipeline and possible leadership change at GE.

  • Daimler: We welcome an Apple Car   Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 7:15 AM ET
    Daimler: We welcome an Apple Car

    Dieter Zetsche, chair of Daimler, says that he is unsure why Apple would want to enter the car industry, but that he would welcome them as either a partner or competition. Zetsche adds that Daimler would "exploit" any new technology opportunity.

  • GM cuts capacity, jobs in Indonesia Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 9:06 AM ET
    General Motors GM

    General Motors is to stop making cars in Indonesia, leading to a closure of an assembly plant and axing some 500 jobs.

  • ZURICH, Feb 24- Switzerland's competition commission WEKO is looking into possible manipulation of price fixing in the precious metals market, its spokesman said on Tuesday. The Wall Street Journal reported the U.S. Department of Justice and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission are investigating at least 10 major banks, including Credit Suisse and UBS,...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- A fight between an upstart Spanish language TV network and Comcast Corp has provided more ammunition for critics who fear Comcast would gain too much market power if its buyout of Time Warner Cable Inc goes ahead, antitrust attorneys said. Formed by the son of a Mexican immigrant in 2009, Estrella TV currently is distributed by Comcast in 16...

  • Jefferies: Taxi medallions price falls   Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 11:26 AM ET
    Jefferies: Taxi medallions price falls

    According to Jefferies, the average price for a single New York City taxi medallion has fallen about 20 percent since the peak in 2013, reports CNBC's Kayla Tausche. "Shark Tank" investor Kevin O'Leary, provides perspective.

  • Inside Hasbro's toy chest: CEO   Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 8:16 AM ET
    Inside Hasbro's toy chest: CEO

    Brian Goldner, Hasbro president & CEO, provides an exclusive look at some brand new toys that haven't hit the shelves yet.

  • Drug price battles   Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 3:19 PM ET
    Drug price battles

    Express Scripts chief medical officer Steve Miller, discusses pricing competition in drugs. Express Scripts signed a deal with AbbVie to exclusively carry its hep C drug.

  • FCC commissioner opposes Obama's Internet plan   Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 11:36 AM ET
    FCC commissioner opposes Obama's Internet plan

    FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai says President Obama's plan for Internet regulation will make for slower broadband, increase Internet bills and reduce competition.

  • Casamigos Tequila's Hollywood story   Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 8:43 AM ET
    Rande Gerber, co-founder and owner of Casamigas Tequila.

    Rande Gerber discusses how his small-batch premium brand is taking on more established names in the competitive spirits industry... with the help of celebrity friend George Clooney.