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Top U.S. antitrust regulators admit to infighting on big tech probe

18 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON The top U.S. antitrust regulators admitted at a congressional hearing on Tuesday that they had wasted time arguing over who would investigate which tech company, as they take on major probes of firms like Alphabet's Google for allegedly using their market power unfairly.

UPDATE 1-StarKist ordered to pay $100 mln criminal fine for fixing tuna prices

11 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON, Sept 11 A U.S. judge ordered StarKist Co to pay a $100 million criminal fine for working with other companies to fix the prices of canned tuna, the Justice Department said on Wednesday.

U.S. states kick off antitrust probe expected to focus on Google

09 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON, Sept 9 Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday will detail a multi-state antitrust probe of potentially anticompetitive practices at major U.S. technology companies, which is expected to focus on Alphabet's Google .

U.S. states launch antitrust probes of tech companies, focus on Facebook, Google

06 Sep 2019

Two groups of U.S. state attorneys general on Friday announced separate antitrust probes of large tech companies such as Alphabet's Google and Facebook . | Video

U.S. sues to stop Novelis purchase of Aleris

05 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday filed a lawsuit aimed at stopping Novelis Inc's [NVLXC.UL] proposed $2.6 billion purchase of Aleris Corp because of concern over higher prices for aluminum sheet used to make cars.

Google's YouTube to pay $170 million penalty for collecting data on kids

05 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON Google, which is owned by Alphabet Inc, and its YouTube video service will pay $170 million to settle allegations that it broke federal law by collecting personal information about children, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday. | Video

U.S. judge approves CVS purchase of insurer Aetna

04 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON A federal judge reviewing a Justice Department decision to allow U.S. pharmacy chain and benefits manager CVS Health Corp to merge with health insurer Aetna said on Wednesday that the agreement was in fact legal under antitrust law.

U.S. sues to stop Novelis purchase of Aleris

04 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON, Sept 4 The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday filed a lawsuit aimed at stopping Novelis Inc's proposed purchase of Aleris Corp because of concern over higher prices for aluminum sheet used to make cars.

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