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US lawmakers skeptical grocery merger will mean lower prices

Nov. 29, 2022 18:57 PM EST

U.S. senators from both parties expressed skepticism Tuesday that a proposed merger between grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons would result in lower prices for consumers. “Fewer local options mean less competition to keep prices low,” said Sen. Alex Padilla, a California...

Taylor Swift tickets breakdown probed by attorneys general

Nov. 19, 2022 13:56 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The breakdown in Ticketmaster's sales of Taylor Swift tickets is a mess some attorneys general aren't shaking off. With fans sharing outrage and heartache over the fruitless hours they spent trying for seats for Swift's upcoming concert tour, top legal...

US bid to kill American-JetBlue partnership goes to judge

Nov. 18, 2022 14:08 PM EST

Airline lawyers and the Justice Department delivered starkly contrasting views of an alliance between American Airlines and JetBlue during closing arguments Friday in a case that will test the Biden administration’s aggressive enforcement of antitrust laws. The partnership lets...

EU's Call of Duty: Probe Microsoft-Activision Blizzard deal

Nov. 08, 2022 17:53 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has launched an investigation into Microsoft’s planned takeover of video game giant Activision Blizzard, fearing the $69 billion deal would distort fair competition to popular titles like Call of Duty. Microsoft, maker of the Xbox gaming system,...

EU court sides with Fiat Chrysler in tax advantage case

Nov. 08, 2022 12:28 PM EST

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The European Union's top court on Tuesday overturned a decision requiring automaker Fiat Chrysler to pay up to 30 million euros ($30 million) in back taxes to Luxembourg. The European Commission, the EU's executive arm and anti-trust regulator, had determined in...