| 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...
| 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.
| Nov 27, 2012
| 7:28 PM
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...
| 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 17, 2012
| 9:33 PM
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....
| Apr 19, 2012
| 4:33 PM
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....
| Apr 11, 2012
| 4:35 PM
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....
| 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...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 9:36 PM
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....