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2006-08-28 11:51:18

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's antitrust watchdog has obtained a prohibition order against Sotheby's auction house aimed at preventing it from illegal price-fixing schemes like the one it engaged in with Christie's six years ago. The Competition Bureau obtained the order from the Federal Court of Canada, barring Sotheby's and Sotheby's Canada -- based in New York and Toronto, respectively -- from fixing prices with rivals for international auctions, and forcing the company to inform...

2006-03-01 14:00:33

By Peter Kaplan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday handed a legal victory to patent-holding companies, making it easier for them to tie the sale of their patented products to other products they sell. The high court reversed a decades-long legal doctrine that had made it easier to sue companies for illegally tying such products together under U.S. antitrust law by assuming a patent gave them monopolistic power. The case grew out of a lawsuit filed by a small...

2005-06-30 14:49:25

By Aine Gallagher and David Lawsky BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union and China plungedinto a second trade row on Thursday -- this time over shoes --but Brussels said a deal was still possible over Beijing'ssurging footwear exports. The European Commission, in charge of trade policy in the25-nation bloc, began an investigation into whether Chinese andIndian reinforced shoes were being sold in Europe for less thanthey cost to make, a practice known as dumping or predatorypricing. The...

2005-06-30 12:47:21

By Aine Gallagher and David Lawsky BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union and China plungedinto a second trade spat on Thursday -- this time over shoes --but Brussels said a deal was still possible over Beijing'ssurging footwear exports. The European Commission, in charge of trade policy in the25-nation bloc, began a probe into whether Chinese and Indianreinforced shoes were being sold in Europe for less than theycost to make, a practice known as dumping or predatory pricing. The EU sees...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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