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Diane Bartz

U.S. states prepare second antitrust lawsuit against Google for December

Nov 24 2020

WASHINGTON A bipartisan group of U.S. states plans to file an antitrust lawsuit against Google as early as next month, according to two people briefed on the matter, potentially beating a more widely anticipated lawsuit from a different group of states led by Texas.

U.S. states prepping second antitrust lawsuit against Google for next month

Nov 23 2020

WASHINGTON, Nov 23 A bipartisan group of state attorneys general plans to file an antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet's Google as early as next month, according to two people briefed on the matter.

Facebook probe in final stages as FTC, U.S. states prepare lawsuits

Nov 19 2020

WASHINGTON The Federal Trade Commission and a bipartisan group of dozens of state attorneys general are in the final stages of filing one or more major antitrust complaints against Facebook Inc in early December, according to four sources familiar with the situation.

Facebook probe in final stages as FTC, U.S. states prepare lawsuits

Nov 19 2020

WASHINGTON, Nov 19 The Federal Trade Commission and a bipartisan group of dozens of state attorneys general are in the final stages of filing one or more major antitrust complaints against Facebook Inc in early December, according to four sources familiar with the situation.

Google presses for quicker release of documents in lawsuit

Nov 18 2020

WASHINGTON A lawyer representing Alphabet Inc's Google in the search and advertising giant's legal fight with the government pressed on Wednesday for a faster release of documents used to write the complaint against the company.

'More power than traditional media': Facebook, Twitter policies attacked

Nov 17 2020

WASHINGTON Republican senators on Tuesday attacked the chief executives of Facebook and Twitter for what they called censorship of President Trump and his allies during the U.S. election while Democrats bemoaned the spread of misinformation on social media.

U.S. sues to block $350 million Tennessee hospital deal

Nov 13 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit aimed at stopping Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, which has four hospitals in the Memphis area, from acquiring two more in a deal valued at $350 million, the agency said on Friday.

U.S. senator urges FTC to interview Facebook ex-officials

Nov 12 2020

WASHINGTON Senator Marsha Blackburn, a Republican and a tough critic of the big tech companies, urged the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday to interview some former employees of Facebook Inc as part of its probe of the social media giant.

World News

Exclusive: Trump to add China's SMIC and CNOOC to defense blacklist - sources

The Trump administration is poised to add China's top chipmaker SMIC and national offshore oil and gas producer CNOOC to a blacklist of alleged Chinese military companies, according to a document and sources, curbing their access to U.S. investors and escalating tensions with Beijing weeks before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.