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European Union regulators ended a decade-long anti-trust dispute with computer giant Microsoft after reaching a deal that would open up new PCs to rival Internet browsers.
European Union regulators are negotiating with Microsoft Corp to force it to include Internet browser choices in its Windows operating system, sources say.
The European Commission Wednesday fined Intel a record $1.4 billion, saying the U.S.
The European Commission has accused drug companies of blocking the entry of cheaper generic drugs into Europe, adding billions to the cost of medicine. In a report from Brussels, the EU said anti-competitive practices ranged from initiating lawsuits to hold up competing products to filing multiple patent applications for the same medicine. In one case of patent clustering, the report cited 1,300 patents filed for a single medicine, the Financial Times said. Patent litigation cases involving...
Business News In Brief PETROCHEMICALS The European Commission fined nine petrochemicals companies a total of 676m (534m) yesterday for forming a "paraffin mafia" to fix prices and carve up markets for paraffin wax, although Shell escaped a 96m fine because it blew the whistle.
EU fines aluminum fluoride producers for price fixing BRUSSELS, June 25 (Xinhua) -- The European Commission Wednesday fined aluminum fluoride producers 4.97 million euros (7.7 million U.S. dollars) for price fixing.
Microsoft Corp. was fined by The European Union for a record $1.3 billion Wednesday accusing the Redmond, Washington firm of imposing "unreasonable prices" on rival software developers who wanted to make their products compatible with Windows operating systems.
(Please read in 11th paragraph ...Officials at Oracle Corp., one of Microsoft's biggest competitors, declined to comment on the situation.... instead of ... Oracle Corp., a business software maker and one of Microsoft's most vocal critics, applauded the EU decision.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission threatened software giant Microsoft with daily fines on Thursday for failing to comply with antitrust sanctions a year after a top European Union court rejected its appeal.
- totally perplexed and mixed up.