Antitrust regulation

May 09, 2018 - 7:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen (all times local): 7:45 p.m. AT&T says the company was contacted last year by special counsel Robert Mueller's office about President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. In a statement Wednesday,...
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T-Mobile CEO John Legere, left, and Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure pose for photos on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, April 30, 2018. To gain approval for their $26.5 billion merger agreement, T-Mobile and Sprint aim to convince antitrust regulators that there is plenty of competition for wireless service beyond Verizon and AT&T. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
April 30, 2018 - 2:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — To gain approval for their $26.5 billion merger agreement, T-Mobile and Sprint aim to convince antitrust regulators that there is plenty of competition for wireless service beyond Verizon and AT&T. The deal announced Sunday would combine the nation's third- and fourth-largest...
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FILE - This Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, file photo shows the AT&T sign at a store in Hialeah, Fla. The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into whether AT&T, Verizon and a standards-setting group worked together to stop consumers from easily switching wireless carriers. The companies confirmed the inquiry in separate statements late Friday, April 20, 2018, in response to a report in The New York Times. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
April 20, 2018 - 7:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into whether AT&T, Verizon and a standards-setting group worked together to stop consumers from easily switching wireless carriers. The companies confirmed the inquiry in separate statements late Friday in response to...
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April 19, 2018 - 5:15 am
BEIJING (AP) — Qualcomm Inc.'s latest proposal for its $44 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors "has difficulty" resolving concerns of Chinese anti-monopoly regulators, a government spokesman Thursday. The Commerce Ministry spokesman's comment was the first Chinese statement about the U.S...
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FILE- In this Feb. 9, 2018, file photo, a box for an Amazon prime customer moves through the new Amazon Fulfillment Center in Sacramento, Calif. President Donald Trump took another shot at Amazon.com on Thursday, March 29, tweeting that the online retailer pays “little or no taxes” and that it uses the U.S. Post Service as a “Delivery Boy.” (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
March 29, 2018 - 7:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump took another shot at Amazon.com Thursday, tweeting that the online retailer pays "little or no taxes" and that it uses the U.S. Postal Service as "their Delivery Boy." Trump's frustrations with Amazon are no surprise. He has accused the company of not paying...
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February 26, 2018 - 9:39 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. delivery giant UPS has launched court action against the European Union's anti-trust regulator for blocking a merger with Dutch firm TNT and is seeking 1.742 billion euros ($2.14 billion) in compensation. The EU's official journal noted Monday that UPS also wants the regulator...
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December 05, 2017 - 4:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway producers have filed a federal lawsuit against casting directors who are seeking to unionize. The Broadway League, a trade association of theater owners and producers, says in its lawsuit filed Tuesday that the unionization effort violates federal antitrust laws. The league...
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FILE - This May 15, 2017, file photo, shows a CVS pharmacy sign at a store in Hialeah, Fla. CVS will buy insurance giant Aetna in a roughly $69 billion deal that will help the drugstore chain provide more health care and keep a key client, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
December 03, 2017 - 9:28 pm
Drugstore operator CVS is making a $69 billion offer for insurer Aetna as it tries to position itself as a one-stop shop for Americans' health care needs with prescription drugs, clinics and insurance plans to cover those goods and services. The companies announced Sunday that CVS Health Corp. will...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, file photo, AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson, left, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on the proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner, as Time Warner Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Bewkes listens at right. The Justice Department intends to sue AT&T to stop its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, according to a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to discuss the matter ahead of the suit's official filing. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
November 21, 2017 - 8:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration's decision to oppose the $85 billion AT&T-Time Warner merger may be clouded by suspicions of political influence. But considered on its merits, it could mark a significant departure in antitrust policy, one that might block or modify a broader set of...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, file photo, AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson, left, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on the proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner, as Time Warner Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Bewkes listens at right. The Justice Department intends to sue AT&T to stop its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, according to a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to discuss the matter ahead of the suit's official filing. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
November 20, 2017 - 5:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department is suing AT&T to stop its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, setting the stage for an epic legal battle with the telecom giant. The government claims that consumer cable bills will rise if the merger goes through, saying the deal would "substantially...
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