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    1. June 10, 2015

      Uber and Airbnb urge watchdog to back off

      Uber and Airbnb have advised US regulators to back off from their businesses at a meeting in Washington where the...

    2. FT Alphaville

      June 2, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - BAT to appeal Canadian smoker damages

      BAT is lighting an appeal against damages awarded to Canadian smokers, Synergy still sees synergies in Steris and curb...

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    1. FT Alphaville

      May 29, 2015

      Markets Live: Friday, 29th May, 2015

      This Markets Live session ended at 12:01 on 29 May 2015. Participants in this session were: Paul Murphy and Bryce Elder...

    2. May 29, 2015

      Banks plumb lower depths of subprime auto

      When Santander Consumer USA sold a $1bn pool of subprime auto-loans this week, it made no pretence that the loans would...

    3. May 28, 2015

      Teva pays $1.2bn in US antitrust drugs case

      Teva Pharmaceuticals has agreed to pay $1.2bn over allegations it broke competition law in a record settlement that...

    4. May 8, 2015

      Regulator probes pitfalls of ‘sharing economy’

      Uber, Airbnb and other pioneers of the “sharing economy” are coming under heightened scrutiny from a US watchdog that...

    5. April 20, 2015

      TransUnion strikes deal with Global Debt Registry

      A debt-tracking registry has signed a deal with TransUnion, one of the biggest US credit bureaux, aiming to stamp out...

    6. April 17, 2015

      How Google found itself ‘on the wrong side of history’

      The private lunch in Brussels, a week before Christmas Day in 2012, had an almost celebratory air. Google chairman Eric...

    7. April 17, 2015

      Lafarge plans $450m US asset disposal to smooth Holcim union

      Lafarge, the French cement producer, has detailed $450m worth of US asset disposals in Iowa and along the Mississippi...

    8. April 16, 2015

      EU competition chief challenged in US over Google charges

      The EU’s antitrust chief has been challenged in the US over her rationale for bringing charges against Google in...

    9. April 15, 2015

      How Diller’s Google prediction came true

      It is five years since media and internet entrepreneur Barry Diller hit out at Google’s growing power, making him the...

    10. FT Alphaville

      April 7, 2015

      Lobsters, the FTC and the consequence of silence

      If it wants to, the Federal Government will throw you in jail. Thousands of statutes exist, unknowable yet capriciously...

    11. April 7, 2015

      Patent case could shift power balance in tech industry

      A US appeals court is set to hear a landmark patent case on Wednesday that could change the way royalty rates are set...

    12. March 26, 2015

      Regulators crack down on auto loan abuse

      Auto dealers and lenders in the US and Canada have been hit with 252 enforcement actions over the past year for...

    13. FT Alphaville

      March 24, 2015

      The Herbalife rebound

      Just over a year since we learned the Federal Trade Commission was investigating the multi-level marketing company and...

    14. March 13, 2015

      Ackman ‘not worried’ by federal probe

      Hedge fund billionaire Bill Ackman said he was “absolutely not worried” about being investigated for allegedly...

    15. February 20, 2015

      M&A and antitrust: no good deed

      Regulators block industry consolidation to prevent companies from having too much power over customers. That seems...

    16. February 4, 2015

      Staples to buy Office Depot for $6.3bn

      Staples agreed to acquire Office Depot on Wednesday in a $6.3bn transaction that will create the largest office...

    17. February 3, 2015

      Staples and Office Depot in merger talks

      Staples has agreed to enter merger talks with its rival Office Depot, caving in to an activist investor’s pressure to...

    18. January 27, 2015

      The internet of things keeps one step ahead of the law

      Since the advent of the internet the law has struggled to keep up with advances in technology. While increasing numbers...

    19. January 20, 2015

      Staples to reject call to buy Office Depot

      Staples, the US’s biggest stationery seller, is expected to reject a call by activist investor Starboard Value to merge...

    20. January 10, 2015

      Obama to unveil plans to improve cyber security

      Barack Obama next week will unveil plans to improve cyber security and protect consumers from identity theft, as the...

    21. January 6, 2015

      US regulator warns technology groups on privacy

      Technology companies need to work harder to protect consumer privacy and security, a senior US regulator warned on...

    22. November 6, 2014

      Qualcomm: licence to bill?

      Widget counting has become a rarefied art. Analysts canvas customers and suppliers for clues about the next quarter’s...

    23. November 6, 2014

      Qualcomm faces two new antitrust probes

      Qualcomm faces three investigations into allegations of anti-competitive behaviour, as it revealed new probes in the US...

    24. FT Alphaville

      November 3, 2014

      Quietly considering Herbalife

      Herbalife, the nutritional shake-based multi-level marketing company, will report earnings after the close on Monday....

    25. October 28, 2014

      FTC sues AT&T over ‘unlimited’ data plans

      The US Federal Trade Commission is suing AT&T for charging millions of mobile customers for unlimited data plans when...

    26. October 8, 2014

      AT&T pays $105m to settle bogus charges case

      AT&T, the second-largest US mobile carrier, has agreed to pay a record $105m to settle allegations it allowed its...

    27. FT Alphaville

      September 23, 2014

      Bitcoin business model too good to be true...proves to be too good to be true

      After days of speculation, Ars Technica has finally provided confirmation that the business model everyone in the...

    28. September 12, 2014

      The billionaires bending American politics to their will

      The billionaire Koch family members, outspoken on a host of Republican causes, have lately begun discussing something...

    29. August 27, 2014

      South Korea probes banks over interest rates collusion

      South Korea’s competition watchdog is investigating the country’s four largest commercial banks over possible interest...

    30. August 20, 2014

      Berkshire Hathaway fined $1m over stakebuilding

      Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has been fined nearly $1m by the US Department of Justice for allegedly breaching...

    31. August 17, 2014

      Biliousness in business does no favours for investors

      In recent weeks we have seen an outbreak of bile in the business world. A disagreement between Amazon, the online...

    32. FT Alphaville

      August 6, 2014

      Herbalife and some big numbers

      The current share price of $49, down more than a third so far this year, is not one of those big numbers for Herbaflie....

    33. August 1, 2014

      OkCupid’s venal experiment was a poisoned arrow

      Through online dating services we are learning new things about how people present themselves to the world and how the...

    34. FT Alphaville

      July 22, 2014

      A Herbalife Pre-response

      Pershing Square, the hedge fund dedicated to the destruction of Herbalife for truth, justice and a tidy profit, will...

    35. July 10, 2014

      Amazon sued over children’s purchases

      US regulators are suing Amazon over accusations that the e-commerce giant unlawfully billed parents for unauthorised...

    36. FT Tech Hub

      July 10, 2014

      Facebook's not-quite apology over mood research

      Until now, Facebook has struggled – and failed – to strike the right note in response to the disquiet over its...

    37. July 3, 2014

      Privacy group files Facebook complaint

      The fallout from Facebook’s manipulation of its users’ emotions during a 2011 psychological research project spread...

    38. FT Alphaville

      July 2, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      The Last Camp Alphaville Promo of 2014. The fun starts at 11am today. Pack cash. The Cut is taking a short break for...

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