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  • FTC may launch antitrust probe into Google's search engine dominance [Updated]

     
    The Federal Trade Commission is considering launching a probe into Google's dominance of the online search market, according to a report. But before the FTC initiates any possible antitrust investigation, the commission is waiting to see whether or not...
  • Google and Justice Department near deal to allow ITA Software purchase

     
    Google and the U.S. Department of Justice are reportedly negotiating a settlement that would prevent the federal agency from filing an antitrust lawsuit to block Google's $700-million purchase of ITA Software. The settlement has been reported by Politico,...
  • Justice Department OKs Google's $700-million ITA Software purchase

     
    The Department of Justice approved Google's proposed $700-million purchase of travel data company ITA Software Inc., with some strings attached. In order for Google to acquire ITA, which builds online flight and ticket information software for airline...
  • The Morning Fix: Michigan's got no love for Hollywood. Apple may get heat from D.C. Fox faces FCC investigation.

     
    After the coffee. Before trying to decide if I should go after the same deal Albert Pujols wants. The Skinny: During the Super Bowl, Chrysler and Eminem showed us how Detroit rolls. Now Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder wants to roll......
  • Warner Music Group gets look-see from Russian-born oil baron Len Blavatnik

     
    Russian-born industrialist and oil baron Len Blavatnik among potential bidders for Warner Music Group....
  • In grocers' antitrust fight, federal appellate court orders a rehearing of earlier appeals decision

     
    A U.S. appellate court has tossed out a previous ruling and ordered that the appeal of an antitrust lawsuit brought by the state of California against three major grocery chains be reheard. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its......
  • MGA files antitrust suit against Mattel [Updated]

     
    In the latest dispute between the bitter toy rivals, MGA Entertainment Inc. has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Mattel Inc. in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles claiming unfair business practices and anticompetitive conduct. In Thursday's filing,...
  • Feds and Lucasfilm settle probe into recruiting practices

     
    This time the force was against George Lucas. The company founded by the "Star Wars" creator, Lucasfilm, reached a settlement with the Justice Department over recruiting practices. The settlement dealt with the common practice of giving a rival a heads-...
  • Your weekly ScamWatch

     
    Here is a roundup of alleged cons, frauds and schemes to watch out for. Telemarketing fraud -- The FBI wants to help you avoid giving your money to criminals on the telephone. Once you fall victim to telemarketing fraud, you’ll......
  • Sen. Franken wants Justice Dept. to investigate Comcast

     
    Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), who has been outspoken about his concerns with Comcast Corp.'s proposed deal to take over control of NBC Universal, has asked the Justice Department to investigate whether the cable giant was violating antitrust rules. In a........
  • Wheeeeere's Steve?

     
    For a guy running for office, Steve Poizner sure has been close-mouthed. Not about his opponent Meg Whitman, whom he debates Sunday in the Republican governor’s primary, but about this: The notorious rate hike of as much as 39%, proposed this spring...