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NCAA clarifies compensation rules but is crackdown likely?

May. 09, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

Eleven months after the NCAA lifted most of its restrictions against athletes cashing in on their fame, college sports leaders are trying to send a warning to schools and boosters it believes have crossed a line: There are still rules here and they will be enforced. But following...

European Union moves forward in antitrust case against Apple

May. 02, 2022 08:13 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union stepped up its antitrust case against Apple on Monday, accusing the company of abusing its dominant position by limiting access to technologies allowing contactless payment. The 27-nation bloc's executive arm, the European Commission, has been...

DaVita, ex-CEO Thiry acquitted of labor collusion charges

Apr. 15, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A jury on Friday acquitted Denver-based dialysis giant DaVita Inc. and former chairman and CEO Kent Thiry of charges that they conspired with three competing firms not to hire certain employees from each other, in violation of federal labor law. The Denver federal...

Jury: California health system did not abuse market power

Mar. 11, 2022 17:02 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal jury on Friday rejected allegations that a large Northern California health system abused its market power to drive up costs for consumers and businesses. The verdict followed a monthlong civil trial in a class-action lawsuit against Sutter...

Did Amazon violate federal laws? Lawmakers ask for DOJ probe

Mar. 09, 2022 17:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers followed through Wednesday on their threat to seek a criminal investigation of Amazon, asking the Justice Department to investigate whether the tech giant and senior executives obstructed Congress or violated other federal laws in testimony on its competition...

Justice Dept. to take on exploitation of supply chain issues

Feb. 17, 2022 05:44 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is launching a new initiative aimed at identifying companies that exploit supply chain disruptions in the U.S. to make increased profits in violation of federal antitrust laws. The program, being unveiled Thursday by the Justice...