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Merger of AT&T-Time Warner goes to court

by Mitchell Hartman Mar 19, 2018
AT&T’s proposed $84.5 billion bid to take over Time Warner goes before a federal judge beginning today . The Trump Justice Department is suing to block the mega-merger on antitrust grounds. Click the audio player above to hear the full…
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AT&T and Time Warner are about to have their day in court

by Molly Wood, Stephanie Hughes, and Shaheen Ainpour Mar 15, 2018
The government hasn't blocked this type of "vertical" merger since the 1970s.
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Will 2018 be the year of less tech, not more?

by Amy Scott, Molly Wood, and Shaheen Ainpour Jan 1, 2018
In 2017, tech companies experienced a series of bad headlines. Could that mean less tech enthusiasm in 2018?
A picture taken on Nov. 20, 2017 shows logos of US online social media and social networking service Facebook. 
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How the DOJ could approach the AT&T bid for Time Warner

by Tracey Samuelson Nov 15, 2017
Telecom giant AT&T’s $85 billion bid for Time Warner has, depending on who you ask, been held up by legitimate antitrust concerns, or by politics.  President Donald Trump has spoken out against the merger since his campaign days, and yesterday,…

The latest bumper crop in agriculture: mergers

by Annie Baxter Sep 14, 2016
Bayer AG and Monsanto are the latest agribusiness giants tying the knot.
The German company Bayer AG is buying Monsanto in a deal worth about $66 billion, including debt.

 
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Sysco-US Foods merger stopped over anti-trust concern

by Adam Allington Jun 24, 2015
A federal judge has halted a proposed merger between Sysco and US Foods.
A Sysco truck was on display in New York City. The FTC worries a merger with U.S. Foods would create a monopoly in the food distribution market.
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Why it's hard to tell good monopolies from bad

by Stan Alcorn and Molly Wood Apr 15, 2015
The European Union has brought an antitrust case against Google.

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Apple gets hit for e-book price fixing

by Molly Wood Jul 10, 2013
A federal judge ruled this morning that Apple colluded with five major U.S. publishers to fix e-book prices.

EU officials investigate Apple over sales tactics: Report

by Stephen Beard May 27, 2013
The European Commission is looking into whether Apple uses unfair tactics that hurt competition, according to the Financial Times.

Google close to settlement with FTC

by Mark Garrison Dec 18, 2012
Google's expected deal with the Federal Trade Commission would end an investigation into whether the search engine steered Internet users to its own site.