Antitrust regulation

FILE - In this June 27, 2017 file photo, European Union Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels. The European Union's competition watchdog has fined internet giant Google over its online shopping service. Google said Thursday, Sept. 28, it has proposed a remedy for its search results that European regulators have said favor its own shopping listings: holding an auction for those advertiser-paid spots. But critics say the proposal still favors the deep-pocketed tech giant, and Europe's top antitrust regulator is taking a wait-and-see attitude. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
September 28, 2017 - 4:02 pm
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Google has proposed a remedy for its search results that European regulators have said favor its own shopping listings: holding an auction for those advertiser-paid spots. But critics say the proposal still favors the deep-pocketed tech giant, and Europe's top antitrust...
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August 22, 2017 - 9:10 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's anti-trust watchdog has launched a probe into German chemical maker Bayer's planned buyout of U.S. seed and weed-killer company Monsanto. The European Commission, which polices competition in Europe, said Tuesday it has concerns that the merger may reduce...
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In this photo taken on June 11, 2014, a taxi driver protests against Uber during a 24 hour taxi strike in Madrid, Spain. In a statement Saturday July 22, 2017, the city of Madrid has asked Spain's anti-trust watchdog to investigate whether Uber's new airport transport service violates fair competition laws saying tariffs may violate several articles of the Law of Unfair Competition and consumer rights if they are below the cost of providing the service. (AP Photo/Paul White)
July 23, 2017 - 6:45 am
MADRID (AP) — The city of Madrid has asked Spain's anti-trust watchdog to investigate whether Uber's new airport transport service violates fair competition laws. Uber, the San Francisco-headquartered mobile ride-hailing service, offers rides from 15-29 euros ($17-$34) from Madrid's airport to the...
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July 23, 2017 - 5:30 am
MADRID (AP) — The city of Madrid has asked Spain's anti-trust watchdog to investigate whether Uber's new airport transport service violates fair competition laws. Uber, the San Francisco-headquartered mobile ride-hailing service, offers rides from 15-29 euros ($17-$34) from Madrid's airport to the...
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June 28, 2017 - 2:32 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — In a story June 27 about European regulators' $2.7 billion fine against Google, The Associated Press, relying on incorrect information from a press representative, misspelled the name of an antitrust expert at Georgetown. He is Larry Downes, not Downs. A corrected version of the...
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Kim Sang-jo, an economist, talks with reporters after a press conference at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Kim has advocated for shareholder rights and reforming chaebol, the family-controlled big businesses that dominate South Korea, President Moon Jae-in has named the long-time shareholder rights advocate to lead the country's antitrust regulator. (Jeon Shin/Newsis via AP)
May 17, 2017 - 5:40 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's new president named a long-time shareholder rights advocate to lead the country's antitrust regulator, as the new administration took a step Wednesday toward reining in big businesses. Kim Sang-jo, an economist who has advocated for shareholder rights and...
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May 08, 2017 - 4:48 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tuna-canning company Bumble Bee Foods has agreed to pay a $25 million fine after pleading guilty to conspiring with competitors to fix prices, the U.S. Department of Justice said Monday. The San Diego-based company will also cooperate with an ongoing antitrust investigation...
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April 25, 2017 - 7:36 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's competition watchdog says investigators have launched surprise inspections at a number of Swedish mobile telecoms companies amid concerns over a possible cartel. The European Commission said that Tuesday's inspections are a first step in the investigation of...
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April 07, 2017 - 5:49 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's anti-trust watchdog is investigating whether German plans to set up an emergency reserve power system comply with state aid rules. Germany wants the strategic reserve as a buffer in case of shortages as it shifts to low carbon and environmentally sustainable...
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April 05, 2017 - 6:26 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union regulators have blocked the proposed takeover of Cemex Croatia, a cement maker, by Germany's HeidelbergCement and Schwenk, saying it would have significantly reduced competition. The EU's antitrust chief, Margrethe Vestager, said Wednesday that "we had clear evidence...
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