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Expedia's $1.3B acquisition of rival Orbitz wins US approval

Antitrust officials close six-month investigation, finding no competitive harm coming from a merger of the two online travel-booking companies.

By September 16, 2015


Ugly documents surface in antitrust case that Google settled with FTC

Serious claims, made by FTC investigators, came just months before the commissioners decided against launching an antitrust suit against Google in 2013, according to documents obtained by the WSJ.

By March 20, 2015


Google's Schmidt meets with EU antitrust chief amid probe

An ongoing investigation into Google's search practices could lead to the company getting nailed with billions of dollars in fines.

By March 3, 2015


Google shakes up European operations amid regulatory scrutiny

A Google exec says the realignment will help Google respond more quickly to what's happening in individual countries.

By February 26, 2015


Expedia snaps up rival Orbitz for $1.3 billion

The two online travel companies will come together in hopes of fighting Priceline, Expedia's much larger competitor.

By February 12, 2015


European Parliament vote promotes idea of a Google breakup

A resolution calls on Europe's competition regulators to consider "unbundling" Google's other commercial services from its search business. The vote sends a signal -- but it's only symbolic.

By November 27, 2014


Watch the CGI penguin Brits are losing their minds over

"It's officially Christmas," says one teary-eyed Tweeter -- watch the John Lewis ad that has become a British Christmas tradition.

By November 6, 2014


Google edges closer to antitrust deal with Europe

The search giant's latest concessions to settle the dispute are seen as a positive step by the European Commission.

By October 1, 2013


Google may dodge FTC's antitrust bullet, report says

Federal regulators scrutinizing Google may not have a strong enough case to file a lawsuit targeting the company's search service, Bloomberg reports.

By November 21, 2012


What an anti-Google antitrust case by the FTC may look like

Washington, D.C., lawyer paid by Google's competitors says carving the Mountain View search company into multiple parts isn't "necessarily what's called for here," but might end up happening.

By October 25, 2012