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2011-07-20 14:25:00

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tom Sugrue, T-Mobile senior vice president of Government Affairs, issued the following statement on Sen. Herb Kohl's (D-Wis.) decision to oppose the AT&T/T-Mobile transaction. "We are disappointed to learn of the position taken by Sen. Kohl on the proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile USA. While we have a great deal of respect for Sen. Kohl, we strongly disagree with his analysis of this transaction, which will bring significant...

2011-07-11 06:30:00

LIVONIA, Mich., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE: TRW), the global leader in active and passive safety systems, today provided an update to its press release of June 9, 2011 regarding government antitrust inquiries. On June 7, 2011, European antitrust authorities visited certain of the Company's Occupant Safety Systems business unit locations in Germany to gather information in connection with an investigation of anti-competitive conduct in the European...

2011-05-20 08:15:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 19, American Airlines received a Civil Investigative Demand (CID) from the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. The CID states that the Department of Justice is investigating whether conduct by the global distribution systems (GDSs) violated the U.S. antitrust laws. The CID further requests that American provide information relevant to that investigation. GDSs act as intermediaries between American and travel agencies...

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2011-05-13 06:20:00

In 1998, the powerhouse known as Microsoft was accused of breaking antitrust law by the US Justice Department. Fast forward 13 years later, and the expiration of the antitrust settlement against the software company passed with little notice on Thursday. In the 13 years since, Apple has gone from having just a small slice of the PC market to dominating the mobile media market. And Google, barely in existence in 1998, is now the top Internet search and online advertising business in the...

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2011-05-06 06:05:00

The FCC defended its decision to ban Internet service providers such as AT&T Inc. and Comcast Corp. from blocking or slowing Web content sent to homes and businesses at a House panel hearing, arguing that the antitrust laws alone are not good enough to guarantee the free flow of information on the Internet. In a divided 3-2 decision, the FCC adopted the rules on December 21, which underscored the huge division between those who believe the Internet should flourish without regulation and...

2011-04-08 13:35:00

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's conditions on Google's $700 million deal to buy ITA Software will focus unprecedented and necessary regulatory scrutiny on the Internet giant, Consumer Watchdog said today. The nonpartisan, nonprofit public interest group called on the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Google's anticompetitive search practices. Consumer Watchdog expressed the concern that even with the DOJ's...

2011-03-22 16:39:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog praised Federal Judge Denny Chin today for rejecting the Google Books settlement and added that Google should finally learn it cannot usurp and exploit other people's work and information without first asking permission. The decision also raised serious antitrust issues, the nonpartisan, nonprofit group noted. Judge Chin ruled that the agreement would "grant Google significant rights to exploit entire books,...

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2011-03-13 07:00:00

Google's dominance in Internet search is among top issues the Senate's leading legislator on antitrust issues plans to probe in the coming months. Senator Herb Kohl, D-Wisconsin, who heads the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, listed priority issues -- which also include media consolidation and net neutrality -- in an announcement Thursday highlighting his top concerns for the 112th Congress. Kohl called out Google specifically as a...

2011-03-02 07:07:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A report released today by economists at The Brattle Group proposes a framework for defining, detecting, and analyzing manipulative behavior that would offer market participants and regulators a clearer, more concrete standard by which to identify or refute market manipulation. In the discussion paper, "Losing Money to Increase Profits: A Proposed Framework for Defining Market Manipulation," Brattle economists Shaun Ledgerwood, Gary Taylor,...

2011-02-28 10:01:00

JOHANNESBURG, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Competition Tribunal ("the Tribunal") today announced that, in terms of a consent order granted on 24 February 2011, it has confirmed the settlement agreement ("the Settlement Agreement") reached between the Competition Commission ("the Commission") and Sasol Polymers, a division of Sasol Chemical Industries Limited. The Settlement Agreement related to Sasol Polymers' existing propylene supply contract with Safripol ("the Supply Agreement")....


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