Antitrust regulation

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February 14, 2019 - 6:48 am
BERLIN (AP) — Austria's antitrust agency says it has initiated an investigation into online retailer Amazon over complaints of unfair trade practices on its "marketplace" platform. The Federal Competition Authority, or BWB, said Thursday it had received several complaints from Austrian retailers...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, post trucks leaves the Amazon Logistic Center in Rheinberg, Germany. Germany's antitrust agency said Thursday Nov. 29, 2018, it has begun an investigation into online retailer Amazon over complaints that it's abusing its dominant position to the detriment of other sellers using its platform. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, FILE)
November 29, 2018 - 6:48 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's antitrust agency said Thursday it has begun an investigation of online retailer Amazon over complaints it's abusing its position to the detriment of sellers who use its "marketplace" platform. The Federal Cartel Office, or Bundeskartellamt, said Amazon's "double role as the...
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FILE - This March 19, 2018, file photo shows Apple's App Store app in Baltimore. Apple is at the Supreme Court to defend the way it sells apps for iPhones against claims by consumers that the company has unfairly monopolized the market. The justices are hearing arguments Monday, Nov. 26, in Apple’s effort to end an antitrust lawsuit that could force the iPhone maker to cut the 30 percent commission it charges software developers whose apps are sold exclusively through Apple’s App Store. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
November 26, 2018 - 11:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed ready Monday to allow a lawsuit to go forward that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps. The court heard arguments in Apple's effort to shut down an antitrust lawsuit. Chief Justice John Roberts was alone among the...
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David Rosen, from left, Jennifer Karol and her husband Tom Karol react to an update on the 32nd Texas congressional race during an election night party for Democratic candidate Colin Allred at the Magnolia Hotel Dallas Park Cities in Dallas, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Allred is running against incumbent Republican Pete Sessions for the Texas 32nd U.S. congressional house district. (AP Photo/Andy Jacobsohn)
November 07, 2018 - 7:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats took back the House with a surge of fresh new candidates and an outpouring of voter enthusiasm Tuesday, breaking the GOP's monopoly on power in Washington and setting the stage for a multitude of investigations of President Donald Trump that could engulf his...
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September 19, 2018 - 11:49 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European authorities say they have opened a preliminary antitrust investigation into Amazon over the e-commerce giant's treatment of smaller merchants on its website. EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Wednesday that she wants to examine how Amazon uses data it...
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September 03, 2018 - 6:42 pm
The NCAA will be back in court Tuesday in California, defending its amateurism rules against plaintiffs who say capping compensation at the value of a scholarship violates federal antitrust law. The claim against the NCAA and the 11 conferences that have participated at the highest level of college...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2018, file photo, the logos for Time Warner and AT&T appear above alternate trading posts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The Trump Justice Department says it proved that AT&T's mega-merger with Time Warner will hurt competition, and the judge who allowed the takeover was clearly wrong to conclude consumers wouldn't be harmed. The government's argument came in its brief filed Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, with a federal appeals court. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 06, 2018 - 5:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The judge who allowed AT&T's mega-merger with Time Warner was clearly wrong in concluding the marriage won't harm consumers, the Trump Justice Department argued Monday in challenging the decision. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon misunderstood the complexities of the booming...
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August 02, 2018 - 2:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Signaling that the antitrust regulations that have governed movie distribution for the last seven decades may be ripe for revision, the Department of Justice has opened a review of the famed Paramount Decrees. The 1948 landmark Supreme Court decision of United States v. Paramount,...
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June 25, 2018 - 12:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court handed American Express a win Monday in a lawsuit over rules it imposes on merchants who accept its cards. Under their contracts, merchants who accept American Express generally can't encourage customers to use other credit cards. That's even though Visa and...
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May 09, 2018 - 6:49 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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