Market concentration and low competition has become the new normal in America

Dec 17, 2019
NYU finance professor Thomas Philippon argues that U.S. markets are no longer as free and competitive as they were a few decades ago.
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A mall in Montana lost its department store ... again

Jul 30, 2018
When managing a shopping center, "every day is a fresh opportunity for creative problem solving."
People exit a subway into a Manhattan shopping mall on June 28, 2018 in New York City. The American economy showed the weakest performance in consumer spending in nearly five years new numbers from the Commerce Department show. Despite the drop in consumer spending, the gross domestic product (GDP) increased at a 2.0 percent annual rate in the January-March period to give a mixed picture on the state of the American economy.
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Europe's top antitrust official: If there's no regulation, "you have just the laws of the jungle and not the laws of democracy"

Apr 12, 2018
Margrethe Vestager, the European Commissioner for Competition, says Facebook doesn't need to know the name of your dog or your mother's maiden name.
EU Commissioner of Competition Margrethe Vestager gives a press conference on antitrust cases at the EU Headquarters in Brussels.
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A worker pushes a cart through shelves lined with goods at an Amazon warehouse in Germany.
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Movie bottleneck hits the multiplex

Dec 27, 2016
In the last half of December, upwards of 20 new releases hit theaters.

U.S. manufacturers aren’t investing in new technology

Dec 8, 2016
A lot of U.S. manufacturers are holding back on investing in the latest technology. That’s according to a new report from the Boston Consulting Group. Companies are coming up short on investments in what’s called Industry 4.0 — an umbrella…
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EU responds to criticisms over Apple tax ruling

Aug 31, 2016
Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager says no one is picking on U.S. companies.
The EU has ordered Apple to pay the Irish government $14.5 billion in back taxes.
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The White House wants more competition, starting with the set-top box

Apr 15, 2016
Why the President has singled out set-top boxes
A Comcast set-top box.
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U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on the future of the TPP

Apr 15, 2016
Secretary Pritzker joined Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal to discuss set-top boxes, creating competition and the status of the Trans- Pacific Partnership
WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew (L), Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker (2nd L) and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack (R) wait for the beginning of a hearing before House Ways and Means Committee April 22, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The committee held the hearing on ''Expanding American Trade with Accountability and Transparency.'' 
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