The World Trade Organization has agreed to commence an inquiry into whether a steep tariff the U.S. has imposed on Chinese tire imports violates international trade policies.
A U.K. appellate court has upheld a decision by the nation's competition authority forcing television company British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. to give up part of its nearly 18 percent stake in ITV PLC because of antitrust concerns.
The European Commission signed off Thursday on Oracle Corp.'s proposed $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems Inc. without conditions, after the regulator's probe showed that the combination of the two companies' database products would not significantly harm competition in that market.
The Federal Communications Commission has opened up competition in the cable programming market by closing the so-called terrestrial loophole that has long allowed cable operators to withhold sports broadcasts from rival providers.
The previous decade began with a crush of high-profile, attention-hogging securities litigation, sparked by Enron Corp., Worldcom Inc. and Martha Stewart, and ended with a financial crisis that made those cases seem almost like footnotes.
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. subsidiary General Reinsurance Corp. has agreed to pay over $90 million to settle claims that it schemed with American International Group Inc. and Prudential Financial Inc. to defraud investors of hundreds of millions of dollars.
A patent battle between Microsoft Corp. and TiVo Inc. continued to heat up Wednesday, with the technology giant filing a lawsuit accusing TiVo of infringing two patents related to content display and delivery programs.
U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke asked the investigative arm of Congress on Tuesday to review the Fed's involvement in the credit extension to American International Group Inc., amid criticism from lawmakers that the bailout of the insurance giant wasn't transparent.
Samsung Electronics Co. on Tuesday agreed to pay Rambus Inc. up to $900 million to settle patent claims, as well as claims that it conspired with two other companies to keep Rambus' dynamic random access memory chips off the market, just days before a trial was set to begin.
Johnson & Johnson unit Cordis Corp. has launched a new patent infringement suit against rival Boston Scientific Corp., claiming BSC's Promus drug-eluting stents infringe three patents and unfairly compete with Cordis' Cypher stent sales.
After months of rebuffing Kraft Foods Inc.'s efforts to take over Cadbury PLC, the board of directors for the U.K. confectioner has unanimously endorsed a new $19 billion offer from the U.S.-based food giant.
A Louisiana hospital has asked a federal judge to approve a $32.5 million cash settlement in a class action claiming Tyco International Ltd. and a former Tyco subsidiary now owned by Covidien violated antitrust laws by forcing purchasers of needle disposers into exclusionary agreements.
Citing $28 billion in debt, Japan Airlines Corp. has filed for bankruptcy, marking the beginning of what is expected to be a lengthy restructuring aided by $10 billion in credit and capital injections from the Japanese government.
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear Monsanto Inc.'s bid to overturn a federal appeals court's decision that a nationwide ban on genetically engineered alfalfa should remain in place until a court-ordered environmental impact assessment is completed.
White House officials are reportedly pushing to lower the patent exclusivity threshold set in health care legislation to protect innovator biologic drugs from generic biosimilars, as negotiations to merge the U.S. House of Representatives' and Senate's health bills enter their final stages.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that it will work to reduce infants' exposure to controversial chemical bisphenol A and support a more robust regulatory framework for the chemical, responding to concerns about BPA's potential effects on the brain, behavior and prostate gland in fetuses, infants and children.
A new U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission proposal would impose hard cap position limits to curb energy speculation in markets for crude oil, gasoline, heating oil and natural gas.
Las Vegas Monorail Co. has veered into Chapter 11, citing a decrease in tourism and convention traffic to Sin City as the cause of the train operator's financial woes.
In a letter to President Barack Obama and the leaders of both chambers of Congress, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and 18 other senators pushed for the repeal of federal antitrust exemptions for medical malpractice and health insurers.
The U.S. Department of Justice has reportedly dropped its investigation into whether the country's largest wireless carriers plotted to fix prices for text messaging.