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Stories with subject: Monopoly and antitrust
  • As NCAA fends off challenges, antitrust exemption debated 
    Updated: May-21-15 5:48 pm

    For years there have been discussions within NCAA membership about seeking an antitrust exemption to provide protection from the types of lawsuits that are threatening to forcefully overhaul college sports.

  • Lawsuit: Denver man monopolizing Illinois marijuana industry 
    Updated: May-19-15 3:29 pm

    CHICAGO - A colorful Denver businessman and unsuccessful city council candidate schemed to monopolize the new medical marijuana industry in Illinois, according to a lawsuit that has joined a parade of legal challenges from competing marijuana business applicants in the state.

  • Court ruling sparks request to review Oklahoma boards 
    Updated: May-17-15 1:33 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Three consumer organizations have asked Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to review the composition of Oklahoma's numerous licensing boards to determine whether board members are vulnerable to criminal and civil antitrust actions.

  • State reaches $63 million agreement with LCD manufacturers 
    Updated: May-15-15 3:19 pm

    SEATTLE - The State of Washington has reached a $63 million agreement with nine LCD manufacturers accused of fixing prices for products ranging from flat-screen televisions to computers and cellphones, Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced on Friday.

  • Judge sides with Sioux Falls in ambulance contract dispute 
    Updated: May-13-15 6:42 pm

    SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - A federal judge has ruled in favor of Sioux Falls officials in a lawsuit challenging the city's process to award a contract for a local ambulance service.

  • Conway: Anti-competitive practices lead to higher gas prices 
    Updated: May-12-15 6:21 pm

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway sued Marathon Petroleum Co. on Tuesday, claiming its control of the state's wholesale gasoline market has "been allowed to run rampant" and results in higher prices at the pump.

  • After decades, NFL decides to give up tax-exempt status story has photos
    Updated: Apr-28-15 7:14 pm

    WASHINGTON - Every so often, in a bid to sound threatening, a member of Congress has vowed to revoke the NFL's tax-exempt status. Now Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league will give it up voluntarily to "eliminate this distraction."

  • EU charges Russia's Gazprom gas giant with market abuse story has photos
    Updated: Apr-22-15 12:06 pm

    BRUSSELS - The European Union on Wednesday charged Russian state energy giant Gazprom of abusing its dominant position in central and eastern EU nations in an antitrust case that will further test tense relations between Brussels and Moscow.