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ALPHABET INC.’S Google is the subject of a broad antitrust investigation initiated by 50 attorneys general. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GABBY JONES

Google’s advertising practices draw nationwide probe by states

WASHINGTON – A group of 50 attorneys general opened a broad investigation into whether advertising practices of Alphabet Inc.’s Google violate antitrust laws.State attorneys...
CVS HEALTH CORP. has received final approval for its acquisition of Aetna Inc. in U.S. District Court. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

CVS wins court approval for antitrust accord on Aetna deal

WASHINGTON – CVS Health Corp. won court approval for its $68 billion takeover of Aetna Inc., removing the final barrier to a deal that adds...
THE U.S. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT has approved T-Mobile US Inc.’s acquisition of Sprint Corp. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEENAH MOON

T-Mobile wins U.S. approval for Sprint merger

NEW YORK – The Justice Department approved T-Mobile US Inc.’s acquisition of Sprint Corp., a deal it rejected under the previous administration, clearing one...
EQUIFAX HAS AGREED to pay up to $700 million to resolve U.S. federal and state investigations into the 2017 hack that compromised some of the most sensitive information of more than 140 million people. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

Equifax agrees to pay $700M to settle U.S. breach probe

WASHINGTON – Equifax Inc. agreed to pay up to $700 million to resolve U.S. federal and state investigations into the 2017 hack that compromised...
CVS HEALTH CORP. was ordered by a federal judge to explain why it went ahead with closing a merger with Aetna Inc. without first getting his approval of a settlement the companies reached with the Justice Department. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

CVS ordered by U.S. judge to defend consummation of Aetna deal

NEW YORK - CVS Health Corp. and Aetna Inc., which completed their merger last week before getting court approval for a settlement with the...
SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP, Tribune Media and other local TV station owners have settled Justice Department claims they colluded to reduce competition in the advertising market. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO JONATHAN HANSON

Sinclair, Tribune settle Justice Department probe over ad sales

NEW YORK - Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc., Tribune Media Co. and other local TV station owners have settled Justice Department claims they colluded to reduce...
ANTITRUST REGULATORS approved the CVS Health's planned acquisition of Aetna Wednesday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

CVS-Aetna deal is given go-ahead by U.S. antitrust regulators

NEW YORK - CVS Health Corp. and Aetna Inc. can go ahead with their about $68 billion deal, the Justice Department said, clearing the...
ANTITRUST REGULATORS have approved Cigna Corp.’s $54 billion takeover of pharmacy-benefit manager Express Scripts Holding Co. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/WHITNEY CURTIS

Cigna-Express Scripts deal is cleared by U.S. Justice Department

NEW YORK - Antitrust enforcers signed off on Cigna Corp.’s $54 billion takeover of pharmacy-benefit manager Express Scripts Holding Co., clearing one of two health...
THE U.S DEPARTMENT of of Justice is reportedly on track to soon approve CVS Health’s takeover of insurer Aetna, as well as the acquisition of pharmacy-benefit manager Express Scripts Holding by health insurer Cigna. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

Major health-industry deals are said to move closer to approval

NEW YORK - Two major health care deals that stand to reshape the insurance and pharmacy industries are moving toward winning antitrust approval, according...

CVS-Aetna deal said to dodge antitrust hurdle that AT&T faced

NEW YORK - CVS Health Corp. has dodged one hurdle in its bid to buy insurer Aetna Inc., as antitrust enforcers don’t see competitive...
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