| Apr 11, 2012
| 6:15 PM
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...
| Nov 28, 2012
Nothing about Marvin Miller seemed feisty or controversial at first glance; the soft-spoken economist was a smallish man with gray hair and a tidy mustache.
But as a union leader, it was Miller who took on baseball's establishment in the late 1960s,...
| Mar 28, 2012
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....
| Apr 3, 2012
| 8:04 AM
Blue Moon in Bulgaria? Carling and Coors Light in Croatia? With its $3.54-billion purchase of Prague- and Amsterdam-based brewer StarBev, Molson Coors Brewing Co. may be able to place more of its brands in Central and Eastern Europe.
| Apr 4, 2012
| 9:32 AM
The King wants his crown back: Fast-food chain Burger King is continuing its reinvention by planning to go public – again.
Within the next three months, the hamburger giant said it will re-list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange. The last...
| May 9, 2012
James R. Browning, the rural Montana native who rose to head the powerful U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and unified its diverse judges in campaigns to enlarge the bench and protect the sprawling circuit from division, has died. He was 93.
| Sep 6, 2012
| 9:24 PM
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...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 8:09 AM
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...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 12:58 PM
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...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 7:59 AM
Apple Inc. is denying antitrust charges filed against it and five major book publishers this week that accuse the companies of a price-fixing scheme to inflate the prices paid for electronic books.
In a statement to The Times, Apple spokesman Tom...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 3:16 PM
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.