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  • Hope AT&T-Time Warner antitrust issue is unique circumstance, not a policy departure: Expert

    Adonis Hoffman, former chief of staff and senior legal advisors to the FCC commissioner, discusses the Department of Justice's antitrust concerns over the AT&T-Time Warner merger.

  • The problem is CNN in AT&T-Time Warner antitrust threat: Financial Times

    James Fontanella-Khan, Financial Times, discusses the latest on the AT&T-Time Warner merger.

  • Antitrust attorney: Government is usually loath to stop vertical deals

    Antitrust attorney Kevin Arquit discusses the Department of Justice's antitrust concerns in the AT&T-Time Warner merger.

  • Former FCC official: Most courts wouldn't allow DOJ to block AT&T-Time Warner over CNN

    Blair Levin, former FCC official, discusses the latest headlines on the AT&T-Time Warner merger whether the companies will have to divest any assets.

  • Distribution or content currently hang in the balance of AT&T-Time Warner deal

    CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin discusses the news that the Department of Justice is demanding Time Warner either get rid of Turner assets or divest from DirecTV in order to get the AT&T merger deal through.

  • ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaker, reached a 1.8- billion-euro deal to acquire Europe's biggest capacity steel plant in June. The European Commission opened a full-scale investigation on Wednesday, voicing worries that the merger might reduce competition in some flat carbon steel products and result in higher prices, especially for...

  • BRUSSELS, Nov 8- EU antitrust regulators opened a full-scale investigation on Wednesday into ArcelorMittal's proposed purchase of Italian steel plant Ilva, ratcheting up the pressure on the Luxembourg- based steelmaker to offer more concessions to address competition concerns. The European Commission said it was concerned the merger may reduce...

  • BRUSSELS, Nov 8- EU antitrust regulators opened a full-scale investigation on Wednesday into Luxembourg- based steelmaker ArcelorMittal's proposed purchase of Italian steel plant Ilva, saying they were worried the deal may reduce competition. The European Commission said concessions offered by ArcelorMittal last month failed to address its concerns...

  • LISBON, Nov 7- European Union regulators have asked iPhone maker Apple for details of its recent tax structure following last year's order to pay back taxes of up to 13 billion euros to Ireland, Europe's anti-trust chief said on Tuesday. European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, who issued the record back-tax bill against Apple in August 2016, said...

  • LISBON, Nov 7- EU regulators have asked iPhone maker Apple for details of its recent tax structure following last year's order to pay back taxes of up to 13 billion euros to Ireland, Europe's anti-trust chief said on Tuesday. European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, who issued the record back-tax bill against Apple in August 2016, said she wanted to...

  • *China making strategic semiconductor push as smartphones boom. *Qualcomm has faced anti-trust issues, fines in China. SHANGHAI, Nov 7- A potential mega-merger between chipmaker Broadcom Ltd and U.S. rival Qualcomm Inc is likely to face stern scrutiny in China, antitrust lawyers say, amid a strategic push by Beijing into semiconductors.

  • *China making strategic semiconductor push as smartphones boom. *Qualcomm has faced anti-trust issues, fines in China. SHANGHAI, Nov 7- A potential mega-merger between chipmaker Broadcom Ltd and U.S. rival Qualcomm Inc is likely to face stern scrutiny in China, antitrust lawyers say, amid a strategic push by Beijing into semiconductors.

  • Fox's shares jumped 9.9 percent to close at $27.45 on Nasdaq, and Disney shares climbed 2.0 percent to $100.64 on the New York Stock Exchange. It would not seek to buy Fox's sports programming assets for fear of running foul of antitrust laws with its own ESPN network, and also would not buy Fox News or Fox's broadcast network or local broadcasting affiliates, the...

  • Fox's shares jumped 9.9 percent to close at $27.45 on Nasdaq, and Disney shares climbed 2.0 percent to $100.64 on the New York Stock Exchange. It would not seek to buy Fox's sports programming assets for fear of running foul of antitrust laws with its own ESPN network, and also would not buy Fox News or Fox's broadcast network or local broadcasting affiliates, the...

  • Fox's shares jumped 9.9 percent to close at $27.45 on Nasdaq, and Disney shares climbed 2.0 percent to $100.64 on the New York Stock Exchange. It would not seek to buy Fox's sports programming assets for fear of running foul of antitrust laws with its own ESPN network, and also would not buy Fox News or Fox's broadcast network or local broadcasting affiliates, the...

  • Nov 6- Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox film and television conglomerate has held talks to sell most of the company to media giant Walt Disney Co, CNBC reported on Monday, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter. It would not seek to buy Fox's sports programming assets for fear of running foul of antitrust laws with its own ESPN network, and...

  • CNBC's David Faber reports headlines from Dow Jones on the Department of Justice's antitrust investigation into the merger between AT&T and Time Warner.

  • President Donald Trump

    Despite their growth and obvious impact on the economy and society, technology has long been given a special pass, the NYT reports.

  • STUTTGART, Germany, Oct 25- German carmakers being investigated over possible collusion did not engage in price fixing or an illegal cartel, Volkswagen's chief executive Matthias Mueller said on Wednesday. European Union antitrust staff have raided Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW as part of an investigation into whether they conspired to fix prices in diesel...

  • *Sales in North America up 2.3 pct despite hurricanes. PARIS, Oct 24- French eyewear group Essilor said on Tuesday it was confident of securing European Union approval for its $54 billion merger with Italian peer Luxottica after the EU launched a full-scale probe into its impact on competition. Essilor Chief Operating Officer Laurent Vacherot said on a call...