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Biden considers order to use regulatory power to boost competition

Jun 30, 2021
The targets: industries with just a few dominant companies.
The Biden administration might act to strengthen the positions of smaller companies in industries dominated by a small number of giants.
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Chinese students, parents stressed by demands of extracurricular classes

Jun 9, 2021
Academic competition pressures families to enroll children in tutoring courses. But some parents are resisting.
Fifth-grader Ziyou cracks under pressure in "A Love for Dilemma," a Chinese TV series about the education rat race.
"A Love for Dilemma"

EU seeks to raise the drawbridge on companies that get foreign subsidies

May 5, 2021
It's an attempt to gain leverage over China.
European leaders are increasingly worried that China’s state-dominated economic system is threatening companies in their own countries.
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Small business coalition says Amazon brands are unfair competition

Apr 6, 2021
"It's a basic conflict of interest," says one small-biz advocate.
Is Amazon selling its products alongside small businesses' healthy competition or a conflict of interest?
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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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Movie bottleneck hits the multiplex

Dec 27, 2016
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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 term for advanced robotics, augmented reality, big data and analytics, and other tech. This lack […]
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