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      Amazon Business passes $1bn sales mark in less than year

      Amazon Business, the office supply arm of the ecommerce group Amazon, passed $1bn in sales less than a year after being...

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      April 27, 2016

      US court finds Amazon liable for children's app charges

      American parents whose children spent money on apps behind their backs may be due a refund after a federal court in the...

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    1. April 11, 2016

      Cheap imports put US Steel under pressure

      The sign at the exit of US Steel’s Fairfield steelworks seeks to give those leaving a last, feel-good boost. “Our...

    2. March 31, 2016

      FTC sues Endo over ‘pay for delay’ deals

      The US competition watchdog is suing Endo Pharmaceuticals and several other drugmakers for agreeing “pay for delay”...

    3. March 29, 2016

      Volkswagen faces $15bn hit over US green ad campaign

      Volkswagen faces billions of dollars in potential new penalties after the top US consumer watchdog hit the carmaker...

    4. Fast FT

      March 29, 2016

      US consumer watchdog sues VW over emissions scandal

      Volkswagen’s legal troubles in the US have deepened once more as the government’s top consumer watchdog has filed a...

    5. FT Alphaville

      March 3, 2016

      Ooops, says Herbalife

      Herbalife, the Los Angeles based purveyor of nutritional shakes through a multi-level network of sales people, has...

    6. March 3, 2016

      Herbalife shares sink after disclosing 'errant' info

      Shares in Herbalife, the US seller of nutritional supplements that’s been at the heart of a hedge fund battle over the...

    7. February 9, 2016

      Obama targets illegal behaviour in higher education sector

      The Obama administration is highlighting growing concern over soaring US student debt by forming a new enforcement unit...

    8. January 13, 2016

      Watchdog criticises BuzzFeed for misleading readers

      Britain’s advertising watchdog has ruled that BuzzFeed, the fast-growing US media group, misled its readers by showing...

    9. December 28, 2015

      Samsung group affiliates ordered to trim cross-holdings

      Shares in Samsung group companies fell on Monday after South Korean antitrust regulators told the country’s biggest...

    10. December 21, 2015

      Oracle settles Java security flaw charge

      Oracle has suffered another black eye over security flaws in its widely used Java software, as the US tech company on...

    11. December 21, 2015

      Dealmakers claim 2015 boom is different

      After a record-shattering year for global dealmaking, there is more to come.  That is the overwhelming message from top...

    12. October 27, 2015

      Volkswagen under more pressure in US over emissions

      Volkswagen is coming under scrutiny from another US regulator over its emissions scandal after the Federal Trade...

    13. October 20, 2015

      Walmart withdraws ‘Made in USA’ logos

      Walmart has withdrawn claims that some products it was selling were made in America after being pushed into an...

    14. September 25, 2015

      Synergy shares jump 40% after bid to block Steris deal is rejected

      Shares in Synergy Health of the UK soared by more than 40 per cent after a US court rejected an attempt by competition...

    15. FT Alphaville

      September 25, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Judge sterilises FTC's Synergy blocking

      A US judge has refused an injunction request by the Federal Trade Commission aimed at blocking sterile equipment...

    16. September 14, 2015

      Lines blur between advertising and children’s entertainment

      The newest addition to American Girl’s line-up of historic dolls is Maryellen Larkin, supposedly a nine-year-old living...

    17. September 10, 2015

      FTC urges start-ups to invest in cyber security

      The technology start-ups feted as in the vanguard of US innovation have been told by a leading regulator that they must...

    18. August 24, 2015

      Loeb ruling raises hurdles for activists

      Activist hedge funds will face extra hurdles in their attempts to unseat managers and board directors, following a...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. May 10, 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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