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Microsoft hits Motorola, Google with E.U. complaint

BRUSSELS — Microsoft on Wednesday lodged a formal complaint with the European Union’s competition regulator against Motorola Mobility and its soon-to-be owner Google, saying Motorola’s aggressive enforcement of patent rights against rivals breaks competition rules. The complaint follows a similar ...

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European Union in antitrust probe of Apple, e-book publishers

BRUSSELS — The European Union’s antitrust watchdog is probing whether Apple helped five major publishing houses illegally raise prices for e-books when it launched its iPad tablet and iBookstore in 2010. The probe, announced Tuesday by the European Commission, offers ...

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IMF: World economy enters ‘dangerous new phase’

WASHINGTON — The world economy has entered a “dangerous new phase,” according to the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund. As a result, the international lending organization has sharply downgraded its economic outlook for the United States and Europe ...

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Dollar rises against euro ahead of Fed minutes

NEW YORK — The dollar is rising against the euro ahead of minutes to be released from the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting. The minutes, or meeting protocols, could offer some insight into the Federal Reserve’s outlook for the U.S. economy, ...

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Stocks post third straight day of gains

NEW YORK — Stocks are closing broadly higher following signs that the European financial crisis may be contained. European Union officials said Monday that the EU would take steps to prevent Greece’s problems from affecting Ireland and Portugal. Stocks gained ...

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EU launches antitrust probe into Google

BRUSSELS — European Union regulators will probe whether Google Inc. has been manipulating its search results to stifle competition, funnel more traffic to its own services and protect its global stranglehold of the online search market. The European Commission’s move, ...

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Stocks fall Monday on Ireland bailout, Wall Street probe

NEW YORK — Stocks fell Monday as investors worried about fallout from Europe’s financial crisis and a widening probe into Wall Street insider trading. Bank stocks led the declines after the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the offices of two ...

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