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U.S. faces tough battle proving AT&T would use Time Warner to squeeze competition

November 22, 2017 |

Nearly 70 years ago, a landmark antitrust lawsuit changed how Hollywood did business. That case — United States vs. Paramount Pictures — banned major movie studios from owning cinema chains because that gave them too much power.

Now, the U.S. Department of Justice has sued AT&T in an attempt to…


L.A. Times – Business

Germany Faces ‘Situation We Haven’t Had in Nearly 70 Years’

November 20, 2017 |

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s attempt to put together a previously untried government with two smaller and ideologically diverse parties has collapsed. Germany’s election on Sept. 24 left only two politically plausible combinations with a majority in parliament, and the breakdown of coalition talks Sunday night appears to have removed one…
Newser

U.K. Faces Hurdles on Path to a Free-Trade Era

November 18, 2017 |

British leaders envision a free-trade bonanza from Brexit, but they confront some thorny challenges in just keeping the global trade benefits Britain already enjoys as a European Union member.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Polish Ruling Party Faces Backlash Over March Response

November 16, 2017 |

Poland’s ruling party faced growing criticism over its response to a weekend rally organized by nationalist groups, as opposition lawmakers and others accused it of largely turning a blind eye to a rising tide of racism and xenophobia.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Missouri girl, 14, faces social media bullying after shooting elk she mistook for buck

November 15, 2017 |

A 14-year-old Missouri girl spotted giant antlers and pulled the trigger, thinking she had just nabbed a white-tailed buck, only to discover the animal was an elk — an innocent mistake that some social media users have bullied her about, her father said.
FOX News

Pound Declines as U.K. Faces Tumult

November 13, 2017 |

The British pound dropped after weekend reports that several members of Parliament want Prime Minister Theresa May to resign, in the latest sign of turmoil in the British government.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross faces accusations that he lied about his wealth

November 8, 2017 |

Just a day after defending himself against reports that he failed to disclose his business links to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s family, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross came under wider scrutiny Tuesday over his financial holdings and whether he had been forthcoming about his wealth.

Ross’…


L.A. Times – Business

Ousted Catalan Leader Fled Spain, Now Faces Arrest Abroad

November 3, 2017 |

A Spanish judge issued an international arrest warrant on Friday for former members of the Catalan Cabinet who were last seen in Brussels, including the ousted separatist leader Carles Puigdemont, who said he was prepared to run for his old job even while battling extradition in Belgium. The AP reports…
Newser

Italy Faces Challenge of Living Without ECB Alchemy

October 29, 2017 |

As the European Central Bank unwinds the stimulus program known as quantitative easing, Italy—which made gains from QE but hasn’t made deep structural changes—is an important test case for the long-term success of the policy.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Child with cerebral palsy reportedly faces deportation after surgery

October 26, 2017 |

A 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy, who lived in the U.S. since she was 3 months old, is facing deportation to Mexico after being discharged from a Corpus Christi children’s hospital where she had gallbladder surgery.
FOX News