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Negotiations between software giant Microsoft and the European Union may be near settlement after Microsoft made concessions to address antitrust concerns.
The European Commission said it would investigate Oracle's $7.4 billion proposal to buy technology giant Sun Microsystems on antitrust concerns. Oracle and Sun are both competitors in the global database market. Neelie Kroes, the European commissioner for antitrust issues, said regulators would very carefully examine the deal that has approval from Sun shareholders and the U.S.
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.
Intel Corp was fined by the European Commission a record $1.45 billion on Wednesday and directed to freeze illegal rebates along with any other practices being used to beat out its competition, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).
Carmaker Renault's plans to move some production from Slovenia to France ignited protectionist worries and a quick reaction at a Brussels summit meeting. A company spokeswoman said Renault planned to increase production in both countries, but French industry minister Luc Chatel said in a radio broadcast
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.
By From news reports The European Commission moved Wednesday to break up a system of national monopoly organizations that collect money for composers and song writers when their music is used on radio and television, in nightclubs or over the Internet.
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.
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