Google Inc. Chairman Eric Schmidt is set for questioning by the Federal Trade Commission as the agency speeds up its antitrust probe of the world’s most popular search engine, according to three people familiar with the situation.
Apple Inc.’s best defense against accusations it conspired to fix e-book prices may turn on its absence from meetings in Manhattan restaurants where publishing executives allegedly worked out the scheme.
Google Inc. , Apple Inc. and four other technology companies agreed not to limit their efforts to hire each other’s employees, a practice the U.S. Justice Department said can unfairly depress salaries.
The lawsuit seeking to block AT&T Inc.’s takeover of T-Mobile USA Inc. shows a more aggressive antitrust stance by the U.S. Justice Department that limits prospects for other big telecommunications deals, antitrust analysts said.
AT&T Inc.’s proposed $39 billion acquisition of Deutsche Telekom AG ’s T-Mobile USA raises questions about whether the deal would lead to consumer price increases, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission ’s top economist says.