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  • WASHINGTON, Sept 2- Japan's NEC Tokin Corp settled charges on Wednesday that it conspired to fix the prices of electrolytic capacitors, used in autos and electronics, agreeing to plead guilty and to pay a fine of $13.8 million, the Justice Department said. The case in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California is United States of America v.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 2- Japan's Nikkei media group won U.S. antitrust approval for its $1.3 billion purchase of the Financial Times from Britain's Pearson PLC, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday. The transaction was on the list of deals that the FTC and Justice Department granted "early termination," essentially quick antitrust approval.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Sept 1- Kmart Corp has paid $1.4 million to settle U.S. allegations that it violated the federal False Claims Act by inducing Medicare beneficiaries to fill prescriptions at its pharmacies, the Department of Justice said on Tuesday. The government said the accord resolves allegations that Kmart, a unit of Sears Holdings Corp, let...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 28- The White House on Friday said the Justice Department is considering its options after a U.S. district court blocked a federal clean water rule from going into effect in certain states. "The administration strongly disagrees with this ruling," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said in a briefing. The U.S. District court in North Dakota granted...

  • Aug 24- Third Point LLC, the hedge fund firm run by activist investor Daniel Loeb, has settled U.S. regulatory charges that it failed to properly seek antitrust clearance while it built a big stake in Yahoo Inc in 2011.. The settlement, announced on Monday by the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission, resolves claims that Third Point took five weeks...

  • District Judge Paul Crotty in Manhattan said Roger Darin, a Swiss citizen, was "flouting judicial process" by remaining in his home country to avoid arrest while sending lawyers to ask the judge to dismiss the case. Darin's lawyers argued he was not a fugitive since he had never fled, let alone appeared, in the United States since the U.S. Justice Department filed its...

  • AT&T to bundle cellular, television and Web Monday, 3 Aug 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    AT&T and DirecTV

    AT&T is moving to capitalize on its recent merger with DirecTV by offering bundled wireless and television services.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, July 30- The U.S. Justice Department asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to reverse a federal appellate court's insider trading ruling, calling it a "roadmap" for potential criminals that undermined efforts to ensure the "integrity of the security markets." Solicitor General Donald Verrilli filed a petition seeking review of a December...

  • NYT: A Clinton story fraught with inaccuracies Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 12:57 PM ET
    Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton checks her PDA upon her departure in a military C-17 plane from Malta bound for Tripoli, Libya October 18, 2011.

    It certainly seemed like a blockbuster: A criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton by the Justice Department was being sought by two federal inspectors general. The NYT reports.

  • FCC approves AT&T, DirecTV deal with conditions Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 2:30 PM ET
    AT&T and DirecTV

    The deal will combine the nation's second-largest wireless carrier with its biggest satellite television provider.

  • July 24- The U.S. Department of Justice told Sikorsky Aircraft that it had started a criminal investigation, alleging that the helicopter maker had overbilled the U.S. Navy for a contract. The DOJ informed Sikorsky of the probe on July 13 and said it is seeking about $148 million in claims, Sikorsky's parent United Technologies Corp said in a filing on Friday.

  • Criminal probe of Clinton emails recommended: Reports

    Investigators are calling on the Justice Department to launch a criminal probe into Hillary Clinton's private emails while she was Secretary of State.

  • SB Saanen Bank AG will pay nearly $1.4 million and Privatbank Bellerive AG will pay $57,000, the U.S. Justice Department said. The United States is still conducting criminal investigations of other banks that were excluded from the Swiss bank program, including Julius Baer and HSBC's Swiss private bank. In June, Julius Baer said it would book a $350 million...

  • WASHINGTON, July 23- Two more Swiss banks will pay penalties to the United States as part of settlements that mean they will not face criminal charges for helping Americans avoid taxes, U.S. authorities said on Thursday. SB Saanen Bank AG will pay nearly $1.4 million and Privatbank Bellerive AG will pay $57,000, the U.S. Justice Department said.

  • WASHINGTON, July 22- A U.S. senator wants two federal agencies to investigate whether Apple Inc is breaking antitrust law in how it treats music services that compete with the streaming service it launched in June. The letter was sent to Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez. The Justice Department did not...

  • WASHINGTON, July 21- U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Tuesday circulated an order to approve, with conditions, AT&T Inc's bid to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion, according to three people familiar with the matter. The FCC reviews proposed mergers to ensure that they are in the public interest while the Justice Department ensures...

  • Mercantil Bank AG will pay $1.172 million, Banque Cantonale Neuch√Ęteloise will pay $1.123 million and Nidwaldner Kantonalbank will pay $856,000, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. The United States is still conducting criminal investigations of other banks exempt from the Swiss bank program, including Julius Baer and HSBC's Swiss private bank.

  • WASHINGTON, July 16- Three more Swiss banks will pay penalties to the United States as part of deals that mean they will not face criminal charges for helping Americans avoid taxes. Mercantil Bank AG will pay $1.172 million, Banque Cantonale Neuch√Ęteloise will pay $1.123 million and Nidwaldner Kantonalbank will pay $856,000, the U.S. Justice Department said...

  • THREE MORE BANKS REACH RESOLUTIONS WITH UNITED STATES UNDER SWISS BANK PROGRAM- U.S.

  • Ex-Medicare head to lead health insurance lobby Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 | 2:44 PM ET
    Marilyn Tavenner

    Marilyn Tavenner, who was in charge of HealthCare.gov's rollout, will head health insurance lobbying, The New York Times reports.