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  • European regulators to deliberate Universal-EMI deal Friday

    European regulators to deliberate Universal-EMI deal Friday
    The European Commission's competition committee is scheduled Friday to deliberate whether it will approve Universal Music Group's proposed $2.2-billion merger with EMI Music, according to industry officials. If approved by antitrust regulators in...
  • Universal EMI deal heats up in Europe

    Universal EMI deal heats up in Europe
    The climate is heating up for Universal Music Group in Brussels as the company shuttles its proposal to buy EMI's recorded music business through Europe's labyrinthine antitrust approval process. The pending $1.9-billion acquisition, announced in...
  • Universal proposes to shed key EMI labels

    Universal proposes to shed key EMI labels
    Universal Music Group has submitted a proposal to the European Commission to sell off major assets in exchange for regulatory approval for its proposed $1.9 billion acquisition of EMI Recorded Music, the company said. Because the deal would reduce the...
  • Moving, slowly, toward a la carte cable

    Moving, slowly, toward a la carte cable
    The cable company Cablevision says it's just looking out for consumers in its lawsuit against Viacom, owner of MTV and Nickelodeon, over bundled programming packages that drive monthly bills higher. And the company is correct — to a point. ------...
  • Gas price spikes disguise real problems with California market

    Gas price spikes disguise real problems with California market
    Gasoline price spikes, such as the event that drove the average gallon in California to a stratospheric $4.67 in October, create two types of frustration. There's the immediate frustration of seeing the price at the pump soar almost overnight to a...
  • Edson Spencer dies at 85; CEO refocused Honeywell Inc.

    Edson Spencer, who as head of Honeywell Inc. first battled IBM's dominance of the computer market in the 1980s, then gave in and focused his company on automation and aerospace technology, has died. He was 85. He died Sunday at his home in Wayzata, Minn....
  • Two labor unions back EMI sale to Universal Music

     
    SAG-AFTRA, the merged entity of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and the American Federation of Musicians come out in favor of Universal's pending merger with EMI's recorded music business....
  • European Union approves Sony EMI merger

     
    The European Union's antitrust regulators on Thursday approved Sony Corp.'s pending $2.2-billion acquisition of EMI's publishing business, according to officials familiar with the process....
  • Department of Justice sues Apple and 5 major publishers over e-books

     
    A lawsuit over ebook pricing arrives from the Department of Justice targeting Apple and five of six major publishers: Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Hachette, Penguin, and McMillan....
  • The Apple e-book antitrust lawsuit: What it means

    The Apple e-book antitrust lawsuit: What it means
    The Justice Department and attorney generals from 16 states sued Apple Inc. and five major book publishers, alleging they colluded to raise the price of electronic books. The government said the conspiracy cost consumers more than $100 million over two...
  • Jerry Brown vetoes bill requiring warrant to search cellphones

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed legislation that would have made it illegal for police to search a suspect's portable electronic devices during an arrest without a court-issued warrant....