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  • Attorney General William Barr speaks in Washington, December 10, 2019.

    U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Tuesday that he hoped to have Justice Department investigations of the big tech platforms completed next year.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 10- A federal judge on Tuesday rejected UBS Group AG's bid to dismiss a U.S. government lawsuit accusing Switzerland's largest bank of causing "catastrophic" investor losses in residential mortgage-backed securities sold before the 2008 financial crisis. District Judge Margo Brodie in Brooklyn, New York, said the Department of Justice...

  • Dec 10- The Swiss private banking unit of HSBC Holdings Plc will pay $192.4 million in penalties to settle a U.S. Department of Justice investigation into the bank helping its U.S. clients conceal assets abroad and evade taxes, the agency said on Tuesday. The DoJ filed a charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States against HSBC Private Bank SA but agreed to...

  • Former FBI Lawyer Lisa Page, center, walks to a House Judiciary Committee closed door meeting in the Rayburn House Office Building, on July 13, 2018 in Washington, DC.

    Lisa Page's lawsuit alleging violation of the Privacy Act came a day after the Justice Department's internal watchdog in a new report said she "did not play a role in the decision" to open a probe into Trump's 2016 campaign or related cases.

  • Ivanka Trump attends U.S. President Donald Trump's strategy and policy forum with chief executives of major U.S. companies at the White House in Washington, February 3, 2017.

    Christopher Steele met President Trump's daughter Ivanka at a dinner in 2007 and remained in touch for some time thereafter, according to an ABC News report.

  • T-Mobile and Sprint

    CNBC's David Faber reports on the latest details out of the trial led by the state Attorneys General of California and New York challenging the deal between T-Mobile and Sprint on the grounds that it would be anti-competitive for consumers.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 4- The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill aimed at cracking down on the plague of billions of deceptive robocalls that annoy Americans each month. It will also try to ensure the U.S. Justice Department and Federal Communications Commission have the tools needed to pursue robocallers. A similar bill passed the Senate in May.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 3- U.S. federal prosecutors have charged Russian, Italian and U.S. companies and several employees for allegedly trying to evade U.S. sanctions by providing a U.S.-manufactured power turbine to a Russian state-controlled business, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday. The unidentified Russian company was barred from acquiring the...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 29- A U.S. digital currency specialist living in Singapore has been arrested and criminally charged with helping North Korea use cryptocurrency and blockchain technology to evade American sanctions, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Friday. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan said Virgil Griffith, 36, traveled to North Korea via China in April...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 15- Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and Celgene Corp have won U.S. antitrust approval for their merger on condition that they sell Celgene's psoriasis drug Otezla, the Federal Trade Commission said in a statement on Friday. The proposed divestiture is the largest that the FTC or the U.S. Department of Justice have ever required in a merger enforcement...

  • A customer uses an automatic teller machine (ATM) at a SunTrust Banks Inc. branch in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018.

    BB&T and SunTrust Banks have won U.S. antitrust approval to merge on condition that they divest 28 branches in three states.

  • Evercore ISI downgrades Twitter after two employees were charged with aiding Saudi Arabia in a spy mission. Kevin Rippey, the analyst behind the call, joins CNBC's "Power Lunch" team to discuss.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 7- Pharmaceutical supplier Fagron Holding USA LLC will pay $22.5 million to resolve allegations that its subsidiaries inflated average wholesale prices for compound drug ingredients and submitted fraudulent claims to federal healthcare programs, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Thursday. The settlement will resolve legal actions...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 6- California revealed for the first time an 18- month investigation into Facebook Inc's privacy practices and accused the social media giant in a court filing on Wednesday of hampering the investigation. The Facebook investigations are part of a larger landscape of probes of big tech firms by the U.S. Justice Department and the Federal Trade...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 5- The Justice Department said on Tuesday it had created a strike force that will identify and prosecute companies that fix prices or collude to push up the cost of billions of dollars' worth of U.S. government purchases. The Procurement Collusion Strike Force will be made up of the department's Antitrust Division, 13 U.S. attorneys' offices, the...

  • The Department of Justice is asking for information that could help it identify an anonymous author behind a forthcoming book that has been billed as an "unprecedented behind-the-scenes portrait" of President Donald Trump's time in office.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 30- Two hackers pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday for a conspiracy to extract bounties from Uber Technologies Inc, LinkedIn and other corporations in exchange for promises to delete information stolen from Amazon Web Services, according to the Justice Department. The two, Brandon Glover, of Florida, and Vasile Mereacre, of Toronto,...

  • Total expenses were $31.3 billion, about 25% higher than a year ago and topping the previous high of $31.1 billion in the 2018 fourth quarter. Google in the third quarter acknowledged investigations by the U.S. Congress, Department of Justice and 48 states into the company's competitive practices. It settled a privacy investigation by the Federal Trade...

  • Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testifies before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Capitol Hill on Wednesday July 24, 2019 in Washington, DC.

    The House is investigating President Donald Trump's pressuring of Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, as well as other issues.

  • CNBC's Ylan Mui reports on the New York Attorney General's meeting with the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission officials on the probe of Facebook.