Apple, Google Take Flak Over App Platforms
A witness at a Senate hearing compared the companies' control over their platforms to the "behavior of the robber barons."
EU Charges Amazon With Antitrust Violations
Regulators say Amazon illegally uses nonpublic data that it collects from sellers on its retail platform to boost sales of its own-label products.
House Urges Reforms to Curb Big Tech Firms
Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple "have become the kinds of monopolies we last saw in the era of oil barons and railroad tycoons."
EU Launches Probes of App Store, Apple Pay
The European Commission will look into the two Apple services to determine whether they stifle competition.
Chicken Producer Execs Charged With Price Fixing
Four executives at Pilgrim's Pride and Claxton Poultry allegedly conspired to suppress competition by fixing the price of broiler chicken products.
FTC Sues to Reverse Altria’s Investment in Juul
“Altria and Juul turned from competitors to collaborators by eliminating competition and sharing in Juul’s profits."
Final Arguments Made Over T-Mobile, Sprint Deal
States opposing the merger call it "presumptively anticompetitive” but the companies say it will “create a new, world class network."
Banks Settle Bond Price-Fixing Claims for $337M
“The brazen attitude exhibited by Wall Street traders toward public institutional buyers of GSE bonds was shocking,” the lead plaintiff says.
DOJ Plans Heightened Scrutiny of Government Contractors
The new "Procurement Collusion Strike Force" aims to root out antitrust crimes like bid-rigging and price-fixing in the procurement of government contracts.
Regulators Double Down on Compliance Scrutiny
The government is strongly signaling that companies can no longer afford to have anything but effective, comprehensive compliance programs.
NY to Lead Antitrust Investigation of Facebook
A coalition of states will probe Facebook's "dominance of [social networking] and the potential anticompetitive conduct stemming from that dominance.”