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Here below, you find the most recent and relevant competition and anti-trust news, blogs and journal publications over the last week.
District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine launched a lawsuit against Amazon on Tuesday over allegations that the e-commerce giant is stifling competition by fixing prices on its online marketplace, a move that escalates the tech behemoth's legal threats in the U.S. Unpacking the complaint: The lawsuit, filed in D.C. Superior Court, alleges that Amazon has used anti-competitive agreements and policies to force third-party vendors to incorporate artificially high fees when they operate on its platform. Read more.
Alphabet Inc's Google (GOOGL.O) is close to settling an antitrust investigation in France over allegations it abused its power in online advertising, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. Read more.