antitrust

U.S. Trade Reps Accuse the EU of Politicizing the Google Antitrust Probe

U.S. trade representatives are pushing back against European legislative efforts to break up Google.

Senate Gives Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal the Kid Gloves Treatment

Comcast evp David Cohen had it pretty easy before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on the company’s $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable.

Comcast Makes Its Public Interest Case to Washington

Those print and TV ads Comcast has been running in the Washington media promoting the benefits of its $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable?

Comcast-Time Warner Cable Regulatory Review Will Be Raucous

The proposed $45.2 billion merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable will keep both public interest groups and regulators busy in the coming months. Expect a raucous and drawn-out transaction before regulators make their decision. 

Analyst: FTC Condition on Nielsen-Arbitron Hardly Matters

Commissioner Joshua Wright blasted the Federal Trade Commission in his dissent for over-reaching in the condition it imposed on Nielsen’s purchase of Arbitron, but the ultimate impact of the condition on the future market for cross-platform audience measurement may be in

Publicis-Omnicom Merger May Raise Antitrust Concerns [Updated]

The merger of Publicis and Omnicom to form the world's largest ad conglomerate is bound to raise more than a few eyebrows in Washington where regulators could add conditions to or even block the proposed $35 billion deal.

Google Confirms FTC Is Asking Questions About Waze

A Google spokeswoman confirmed Monday that the company had been contacted by the Federal Trade Commission about its purchase of Waze, but deferred to the FTC to confirm whether there is an investigation. The FTC had no comment about the acquisition.

FTC May Not Be Done With Google Yet

The Federal Trade Commission may not be done with Google yet, as it opens a new investigation into whether the search giant abuses its market-leading position to curb competition in display advertising, according to a Bloomberg News report.

Justice Files to Halt Anheuser-Busch Modelo Deal

Budweiser may be the king of beers, but the U.S. Department of Justice is looking to confine the kingdom. The DOJ filed a civil antitrust lawsuit today to halt Anheuser-Busch InBev's $20.1 billion deal to buy the remaining shares of Grupo Modelo, the makers of Corona.

FTC Finally Closes Google Investigations

Ending weeks of speculation and rumor, the Federal Trade Commission today finally closed its nearly two-year antitrust investigation into Google that will no doubt leave Google's competitors unsatisfied.