President Donald Trump will nominate Washington antitrust attorney Joseph Simons as chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, the White House said Thursday.
Foreign investors planning to buy U.S. companies must show their deals are in America’s "economic interest" to win approval, under legislation proposed by two senators.
U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is “complicit” in Donald Trump’s threat to revoke broadcast licenses of news stations by not speaking out against the president, the former chairman of the agency said.
The top U.S. counterintelligence official said American firms need to be cognizant of the national security risks that could arise from selling to Chinese buyers or entering into joint ventures with them.
Makan Delrahim, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Justice Department’s antitrust division, was confirmed by the Senate as two blockbuster mergers await his review: AT&T Inc.’s takeover of Time Warner Inc. and Bayer AG’s deal for Monsanto Co.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and a powerful Congressional committee are investigating the data breach at Equifax Inc., deepening government scrutiny of the cyber attack that may have compromised the privacy of 143 million U.S. consumers.
President Donald Trump’s rejection of a China-led takeover of a U.S. chipmaker on national-security grounds cast a cloud over other Chinese deals seeking federal clearance and spurred a call for fairness from Beijing.
President Donald Trump blocked a Chinese-backed investor from buying Lattice Semiconductor Corp., casting a cloud over Chinese deals seeking U.S. security clearance and spurring a call for fairness from Beijing.
Equifax Inc. faces multiple state and federal investigations, and congressional grillings, over its disclosure that the personal consumer data of more than 140 million Americans may have been compromised in a cyberattack.
President Donald Trump will decide whether to block a China-backed fund from buying Lattice Semiconductor Corp. after U.S. national security officials opposed the takeover.
Lattice Semiconductor Corp. is considering seeking President Donald Trump’s approval of its proposed takeover by a China-backed buyer after a secretive national security panel repeatedly rebuffed the companies, according to a person familiar with the matter.
President Donald Trump is poised to nominate a longtime antitrust attorney as chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, bypassing its acting Republican leader in favor of an outside candidate.
U.S. antitrust officials have started talking to representatives from AT&T Inc. and Time Warner Inc. about possible conditions that could secure approval of their $85.4 billion tie-up, according to people familiar with the matter.
The U.S. accused more than 400 doctors, caregivers and others nationwide in health-care frauds it says bilked taxpayers of $1.3 billion, as the Trump administration laid down its intention to pursue excessive medical costs, opioid addiction and drug-related crimes.
The U.S. Supreme Court fortified the legal rights of churches, ruling that Missouri officials violated the Constitution by excluding a religious preschool and daycare center from a program that pays for new playground surfaces.
Senator Bernie Sanders signaled support for Democrats trying to shut down Senate business in response to Republicans’ closed-door work on legislation to replace Obamacare.
The race to lead one of the U.S.’s top competition watchdogs just lost a frontrunner. That may be good news for Google.
The Trump administration is no longer considering Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes to lead the Federal Trade Commission, according to two people familiar with the matter.
The U.S. Justice Department has named former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the bureau’s investigation of Russia’s efforts to influence the 2016 election, as well as possible collusion by Trump campaign associates, and to prosecute any federal crimes uncovered.
SoftBank Group Corp. Chairman Masayoshi Son’s dream of uniting his Sprint Corp. with T-Mobile US Inc. almost died in Obama’s Washington. Now Trump officials are giving it new life.
President Donald Trump said during his campaign that AT&T Inc.’s proposed takeover of Time Warner Inc. should be blocked. His pick to lead the Justice Department’s antitrust division doesn’t seem to agree.
Federal antitrust officials looking at the proposed $85.4 billion merger of AT&T Inc. and Time Warner Inc. are still reviewing whether it might hurt consumers. The president, strangely enough, has already weighed in. While a candidate, Donald Trump said his administration wouldn’t approve an AT&T-Time Warner marriage because that would put "too much concentration of power in the hands of too few." As president-elect, Trump met with AT&T executives in New York. The question now is whe
The Trump team is considering giving a top antitrust post to a former U.S. trade commissioner whose hands-off views on competition have at times failed to withstand court scrutiny.
AT&T Inc.’s planned takeover of Time Warner Inc. mirrors Comcast Corp.’s successful acquisition of NBCUniversal, but the new pairing may face a rockier path through Washington as Democratic and Republican presidential contenders, along with key lawmakers, express skepticism.
For the first time in three decades, Democrats are officially putting big business on notice: Don’t get too big or too powerful.
The U.S. Supreme Court set aside former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s bribery conviction in a ruling that might make it harder to prosecute public officials for corruption.
Anthem Inc. and Cigna Corp. are preparing for a showdown with senior Justice Department officials this week in their effort to persuade the government to allow the health insurers to combine, lest they wind up dueling in court over a $1.85 billion breakup fee, according to people familiar with the matter.
Bernie Sanders stepped up his feud with Democratic leadership, saying he’s backing the primary opponent of Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the party’s national committee chairwoman, and taking on an “undemocratic” nominating process.
Sysco Corp. is poised to decline on Wednesday after its planned $3.5 billion takeover of US Foods Inc. was blocked by a federal judge over concerns the deal would reduce competition and raise prices.
The top court hears arguments in a historic showdown.
Senator Mike Lee also wants information about how a confidential FTC report on Google’s practices was released by the agency.
It’s part of a broader push by CEO Tim Cook to make the company more open while laying the groundwork for new products that attract government scrutiny.
The Supreme Court is considering the case of a man who wrote Facebook messages about his wife. He says they were rap lyrics, not threats.