David McLaughlin

Biden's New Antitrust Cop Threatens To Slam Brakes On Mergers

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One of his priorities is to prevent tech platforms from acquiring technologies that threaten their dominance.

Schwab's Deal For TD Ameritrade Wins Antitrust Approval

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Schwab's purchase of rival TD Ameritrade in a $26 billion deal further consolidates the brokerage industry.

Biggest Deals Of 2019 Had BlackRock, Vanguard On Both Sides

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The Big Three fund managers have an increasingly important voice inside the companies whose shares they own.

Index Fund Giants Draw Antitrust Scrutiny In U.S. Merger Reviews


U.S. antitrust officials have begun asking companies about communications with their biggest shareholders.

Facebook To Pay Record $5 Billion To Settle FTC Privacy Claims

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The accord will also require Facebook to keep a tighter leash on third-party apps.

Equifax Agrees To Pay $700 Million To Settle U.S. Breach Probe

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Equifax will compensate consumers and provide credit monitoring to those whose information was exposed.

Democrats Slam Corporate Power With Vow Of Antitrust Crackdown

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Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls assailed tech giants' power and pledged stricter antitrust enforcement.

U.S. Weighs Use Of Emergency Law To Curb Chinese Takeovers

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The goal would be to clamp down on acquisitions of sensitive technology.

Trump To Nominate Antitrust Attorney To Lead FTC

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Joseph Simons would take over an agency that is investigating the massive data breach at Equifax.

Anthem, Cigna Face Off Against U.S. To Save $48 Billion Deal

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In addition to the Obama administration, the AMA is opposed to the merger, claiming it will reduce choice for consumers.