Monopoly and antitrust

FILE - This Dec. 17, 2015 file photo shows a sign outside the building housing the Las Vegas Review-Journal in Las Vegas. A Nevada judge has upheld an arbitrator's finding in a hard-fought legal battle, ruling that the Review-Journal, the dominant newspaper in Las Vegas, has to submit to an audit and pay its crosstown rival and joint-operating agreement partner, the Las Vegas Sun, expenses that have been withheld in recent years. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
December 05, 2019 - 2:31 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge has upheld an arbitrator’s finding in an ongoing legal battle over one of the few remaining U.S. newspaper joint-operating agreements, ruling that the dominant Las Vegas Review-Journal has to submit to an audit and pay profits and expenses that its crosstown rival...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2015, file photo Alphabet CEO Larry Page speaks at the Fortune Global Forum in San Francisco. Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are stepping down from their roles within the parent company, Alphabet. Page who had been serving as CEO of Alphabet, and Brin, who had been president of Alphabet, will remain on the board of the company (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
December 04, 2019 - 3:43 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google’s co-founders are relinquishing their executive positions just as state and federal regulators, not to mention the Department of Justice and Congress, are taking a keen interest in the possible abuse of its privacy practices and market power. But their long foreshadowed...
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December 02, 2019 - 7:53 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s competition watchdog says it’s investigating Google’s purchase of cloud data analytics company Looker Data Sciences, adding to the regulatory pressures the U.S. tech giant is facing. The Competition and Markets Authority said Monday that it has invited “any interested party...
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November 25, 2019 - 11:55 am
The coalition of state attorneys general suing to stop the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile has lost another state, Texas, two weeks before trial is scheduled to begin. Texas said Monday that it has made its own settlement with T-Mobile. The state attorneys general go to trial Dec. 9, arguing that the...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2017, file photo, Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division nominee Makan Delrahim testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearing on his nomination, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Delrahim told an anti-trust conference at Harvard Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, that Big Data has become “the new oil” - a new kind of currency. He said antitrust enforcers cannot turn a blind eye to the serious competition questions raised by digital markets. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
November 08, 2019 - 7:31 pm
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (AP) — The Justice Department's top antitrust official is warning Big Tech that the government could pursue them for anticompetitive behavior over their collection and commercial use of massive amounts of personal data. Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim likened Big...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2019, file photo Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Georgetown University in Washington. A state-level antitrust investigation launched last month into the social networking giant now has the backing of a bipartisan group of 47 attorneys general, New York Attorney General Letitia James said Tuesday, Oct. 22. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
October 22, 2019 - 3:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's latest foes: nearly every U.S. state. A state-level antitrust investigation into the social networking giant now has the backing of a bipartisan group of 47 attorneys general, New York Attorney General Letitia James said Tuesday. The Democrat launched the probe last month...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2019, file photo Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Georgetown University in Washington. A state-level antitrust investigation launched last month into the social networking giant now has the backing of a bipartisan group of 47 attorneys general, New York Attorney General Letitia James said Tuesday, Oct. 22. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
October 22, 2019 - 2:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's latest foes: nearly every U.S. state. New York Attorney General Letitia James said Tuesday that a state-level antitrust investigation into the social network now has the backing of a bipartisan group of 47 attorneys general. The Democrat and a handful of states launched...
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October 22, 2019 - 1:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's latest foes: nearly every U.S. state. New York Attorney General Letitia James said Tuesday that a state-level antitrust investigation into the social network now has the backing of a bipartisan group of 47 attorneys general. The Democrat and a handful of states launched...
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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2019, file photo, an American flag flutters in the breeze outside of the Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento, Calif. Sutter Health, one of California's largest hospital systems, has reached an agreement to settle a massive class-action lawsuit over allegations that it abused its market power to snuff out competition and overcharge patients for medical bills, a spokeswoman for California's attorney general said Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
October 16, 2019 - 4:07 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of California's largest hospital systems has reached an agreement to settle a massive class-action lawsuit over allegations that it abused its market power and has been overcharging patients for medical bills. Wednesday's announcement of an agreement offered no details but...
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October 16, 2019 - 3:36 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of California's largest hospital systems has reached an agreement to settle a massive class-action lawsuit over allegations that it abused its market power to snuff out competition and overcharge patients for medical bills. A spokeswoman for California Attorney General...
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