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Breaking the Technology Bottleneck: The FTC's Intel Case Is Critical to Innovation

David Balto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
David Balto

The FTC case goes to trial early this fall. The result of the litigation could not be more important for consumers. If the FTC prevails, we may see lower priced microprocessors leading to lower cost and faster computers.

Green News Report -- June 22, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Breaking: Mora...

The Agriculture Industry's Trojan Horse

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The HSUS uncovered apparent violations of antitrust laws by the egg industry's primary trade association.

Justice Department Steps Up Antitrust Investigation Of Top Tech Companies

Wall Street Journal | THOMAS CATAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON--The Justice Department is stepping up its investigation into hiring practices at some of America's biggest companies, including Google Inc...

Expanding the NCAA Tournament May Be a Bad Idea: And Not for the Reason You Think

Gabriel A. Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Gabriel A. Feldman

There is a more subtle implication of a larger field that may have a much larger long-term impact than the temporary backlash from fans and pundits. A 96-team tournament means more games, which means more missed classes for the players.

Obama Should Channel Roosevelt To Battle Wall Street

Washington Post | Simon Johnson and James Kwak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In the spring of 2009, Obama and his senior advisers did not seem terribly troubled by the dangerous concentration of power, wealth and hubris on Wall...

Apple's vetting of iphone apps is ham-handed but not an illegal threat to free speech

Peter Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Peter Scheer

By Peter Scheer In the beginning there was the internet. It was raw, ungovernable and vast in its multiplicity of voices. Then came the Apple iPhone ...

Break up the meatpacker-retailer cartel

Mike Callicrate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mike Callicrate

Federal action needed to restore domestic food system The last thirty years have been tough times for independent livestock producers. For decades...

DOJ's Holder calls for Historic Era of Antitrust Enforcement in Agriculture

Dave Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Murphy

While many have waited a lifetime to hear government officials address the lack of competition in agriculture and enforce antitrust laws, one question remains: How fast will the wheels of justice turn?

The Supreme Court Puts to Rest the NFL's Single Entity Defense in American Needle

Gabriel A. Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Gabriel A. Feldman

A broad victory for the NFL threatened to rewrite sports antitrust law and change the way professional sports leagues operate. Instead, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled against the league.

Chicken Farmers Describe a System of Extortion and Economic Slavery

Regina Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Regina Weiss

At the May 21st hearing, attorney General Eric Holder was urged to enforce federal antitrust laws on behalf of contract poultry growers who raise floc...

Food, Inc.'s Carole Morison to Speak at DOJ Poultry Antitrust Workshop

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paula Crossfield

Originally published on Civil Eats Last week, the Department of Justice announced the panel for the second public workshop on regulation and competit...

Health Care Reform: Without Trust, Americans Remain Screwed

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

Are the 41 senators who publicly supported the public option bluffing? Without it, the insurance industry will continue to gouge on premiums as they see fit.

Eliminate the Antitrust Exemption for Health Insurance Companies

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson

Eliminating the antitrust exemption would enable the government to ensure that health insurance companies are doing right by their customers.

Labor Dispute Threatens the NFL (And What We Should Do About It)

Neil K. Shenai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Neil K. Shenai

It's hard to think that the NFL might have peaked in its popularity. But in the wake of record-shattering ratings, the NFL will have to grapple with a potentially game-arresting labor dispute.

Simon Johnson: Obama Should Launch An Antitrust Investigation Into Major Banks | Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Instead of pursuing the issue of those "too big to fail" financial institutions exclusively through legislation, the administration could launch inste...

Cable Industry Claims Collusion is Pro-Consumer: Response of NCTA on TV Everywhere

Marvin Ammori | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marvin Ammori

A new scheme -- would require Internet users to pay for cable TV if they want to watch popular shows online -- appears to be the product of collusion between major programmers and the big cable, satellite, and phone companies.

Mega-Media Era Begins: GE/Vivendi Deal Clears Way for Comcast/NBC Merger

Josh Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Silver

Obama has promised to finally begin enforcing antitrust laws to prevent unreasonable consolidation of market power. If ever a media deal posed such a threat, this is it.

Ryan Grim

Insurance Industry Antitrust Fight Headed To Conference Committee | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The insurance industry successfully fought off a Senate threat to revoke its antitrust exemption as part of health care reform, but the issue lives to...

A Simpleton Tries to Understand the Health Care Debate

William Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Fisher

Now, the first thing I want you to know is that I'm no health care policy expert. Far from it. But, like the rest of us, I have a body and a mind tha...

Comcast Launches "TV Everywhere": Say Goodbye to Free Online Television

Josh Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Silver

Cleverly marketed as a consumer-friendly product, TV Everywhere is really a desperate bid by old media giants to crush the emerging market for online TV.

New Google Book Settlement Aims Only to Placate Governments

Pamela Samuelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Pamela Samuelson

What stands out after an initial review of the Google Book Search agreement is that changes were made to placate the governments of France, Germany, as well as the U.S. Department of Justice.

Shadow Elite: Are They Responsible For The Subprime Mortgage Crisis?

Jack Blum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jack Blum

The approach of looking to the roles, activities, sponsors, and networks of players--be they organized crime figures, politicians, experts, influencers, or some combination thereof--is today, more than ever, imperative.

Google Books Settlement: Key Players Comment

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz and Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's been three years since the lawsuit was filed that launched the Google Books Settlement, a long series of back-and-forth negotiations about the co...

Google Books Is Not a Library

Pamela Samuelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Pamela Samuelson

Unlike the Alexandria library or modern public libraries, the Google Book Search (GBS) initiative is a commercial venture that aims to monetize millions of out-of-print books.