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Things had been looking good for Charleston Gourmet Burger, a small family business based in South Carolina. Founded by husband-and-wife team Chevalo and Monique Wilsondebriano in 2012, it sold its burger sauces and marinades in thousands of stores across the U.S., on the shopping channel QVC and directly to customers through its website. Just before...

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House lawmakers proposed a raft of bipartisan legislation aimed at reining in the country’s biggest tech companies, including a bill that seeks to make Amazon.com Inc. AMZN -0.08% and other large corporations effectively split in two or shed their private-label products. If the bills become law—a prospect that faces significant hurdles—they could substantially alter the...

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WASHINGTON—President Biden revoked a Trump -era attempt to ban Chinese-owned apps TikTok and WeChat, substituting Wednesday an executive order mandating a broad review of apps controlled by foreign adversaries to determine whether they pose a security threat to the U.S. The new order doesn’t target any companies specifically, but creates the potential for an even...

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PARIS— Alphabet Inc.’s GOOG 0.58% Google agreed to pay French regulators a fine of nearly $270 million, settling one of the first antitrust cases globally that allege the tech company abused its leading role in the digital advertising sector. France’s competition authority said it had also accepted a series of proposed commitments Google made to...

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TAIPEI—The latest salvos in China’s campaign against its tech companies make one thing clear: Jack Ma’s businesses aren’t the only ones under the regulatory microscope. What started out as a government crackdown on anticompetitive practices among Chinese internet giants has grown into a broader effort to clean up how the country’s fast-growing—and, until recently, freewheeling—tech...

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The European Union and the U.K. opened formal antitrust investigations into Facebook Inc.’s FB 1.32% classified-ads service Marketplace, ramping up regulatory scrutiny for the company in Europe. Both the European Commission—the EU’s top antitrust enforcer—and the U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority said Friday they are investigating whether Facebook repurposes data it gathers from advertisers who...

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