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    1. February 14, 2017

      US calls for more information on $43bn ChemChina deal

      A US commission has extended its antitrust evaluation of ChemChina’s $43bn takeover of Swiss agribusiness giant...

    2. January 25, 2017

      Qualcomm accuses Apple of ‘driving regulatory attacks’

      Qualcomm has accused Apple of “driving regulatory attacks” against it around the world, in a deepening legal row...

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      January 25, 2017

      Trump names new acting chair of consumer watchdog

      President Donald Trump has selected commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen to serve as acting chair of the Federal Trade...

    4. January 21, 2017

      Apple sues Qualcomm for $1bn for abusing its monopoly position

      Apple has filed a $1bn lawsuit against Qualcomm accusing the chipmaker of abusing a monopoly position, after the US and...

    5. January 20, 2017

      Rite Aid tumbles on fears for Walgreens deal

      Rite Aid fell by the most in more than two years on Friday after a report said that US antitrust officials have raised...

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      January 20, 2017

      Rite Aid shares dive after report antitrust officials question Walgreens merger

      Shares of pharmacy chain Rite Aid are down more than 13 per cent on Friday, as a report said that US antitrust...

    7. January 19, 2017

      Uber pays $20m fine over misleading driver earnings’ claims

      Uber has agreed to a $20m fine to settle claims that it misled drivers with inflated promises about potential earnings,...

    8. January 19, 2017

      Western Union to pay $586m after illicit cash sent to criminals

      Western Union agreed on Thursday to forfeit $586m after admitting that it violated US anti-money laundering laws by...

    9. Fast FT

      January 19, 2017

      Western Union to forfeit $586m to resolve government probes

      Money-services business Western Union said Thursday it had agreed to pay $586m to resolve various federal...

    10. Fast FT

      January 18, 2017

      Mallinckrodt shares fall after it announces $100m antitrust settlement

      Drug company Mallinckrodt saw its shares end the day down nearly 6 per cent on Wednesday after it announced it would...

    11. January 18, 2017

      Qualcomm: chipped away

      Qualcomm has fended off threats to its business model from an activist investor and the government of China. There is...

    12. January 17, 2017

      US sues Qualcomm over licensing technology for mobiles

      The US has sued Qualcomm over the way it licenses its technology for mobile phones, hitting at the business that...

    13. January 14, 2017

      Watchmakers hope for Trump economics rally

      A watch ticks, a fanfare swells, a shrill alarm sounds and a deep voice intones, “Good morning, Mr President.” In this...

    14. January 8, 2017

      Policing the digital cartels

      David Topkins is no John D Rockefeller. But like the famed industrialist, the unheralded ecommerce executive has...

    15. December 14, 2016

      Ashley Madison agrees $1.6m fine for data breach

      The company behind Ashley Madison, the marital affairs site that suffered a cyber attack last year, has agreed to pay a...

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      October 20, 2016

      US regulators eye criminal cases over anti-poaching deals

      Companies that use “no-poaching” deals to keep their employees from being picked off by rivals may find themselves...

    17. August 31, 2016

      Social media celebrities warned on sponsorship disclosure

      The UK’s consumer protection agency is warning celebrities that it will take further action if they continue to promote...

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      July 27, 2016

      If you'd rather see the apocalypse happen than agree with Bill Ackman...

      John Hempton of Bronte Capital has good news for you. Hempton, an avowed Herbalife bull, is sceptical about whether any...

    19. Fast FT

      July 20, 2016

      Ackman says fight with Herbalife not over yet

      Bill Ackman is promising to take his campaign against Herbalife international. The activist investor claimed in a call...

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      July 18, 2016

      Herbalife: avoiding the p-word

      Herbalife, the nutritional shake multi-level marketing enterprise involved in a three-year battle over the legitimacy...

    21. July 15, 2016

      Bill Ackman’s bet sours as Herbalife settles with FTC

      Bill Ackman’s three-and-a-half year campaign to have Herbalife, the Los Angeles nutrition drinks marketing business,...

    22. Fast FT

      July 15, 2016

      Herbalife reaches $200m settlement with FTC

      Herbalife has reached a $200m settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission after an investigation into whether the...

    23. Fast FT

      July 15, 2016

      Herbalife surges 15% on FTC settlement report

      Bill Ackman is not going to be happy about this. Shares in Herbalife – the US seller of nutritional supplements that...

    24. Fast FT

      June 14, 2016

      NXP to sell Standard Products for $2.8bn

      NXP Semiconductors said on Monday it will sell its Standard Products business to a group of investors for about $2.8bn....

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      May 24, 2016

      VW, US 'on track' to file settlement in June

      Volkswagen and US environmental authorities are “on track” to publicly file, on June 21, a proposed settlement on...

    26. May 11, 2016

      Blocked US deals a sign that mergers have become more aggressive

      One day after a planned $6.3bn office products merger joined a growing list of US deals killed by the Obama...

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      May 11, 2016

      Office Depot, Staples shares tumble pre-market

      Shares in both Office Depot and Staples have taken a sharp downward turn in pre-market trading after the US’s two...

    28. May 11, 2016

      Staples tie-up with Office Depot halted by US regulators

      Staples and Office Depot became the latest victims of US regulators, as the two largest stationery retailers in America...

    29. May 10, 2016

      US Treasury warns on online lenders’ business models

      The US Treasury Department has warned of the fragility of the business models of a new crop of online lenders, a day...

    30. May 4, 2016

      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...

    31. Fast FT

      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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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”...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

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      March 3, 2016

      Ooops, says Herbalife

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

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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