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AP Microeconomics Unit 4

How Mergers Damage the Economy

In too many industries, the competition among companies that makes markets work best just doesn’t exist anymore.

The Soaring Cost of a Simple Breath

The high price of commonly used medications for conditions like asthma contributes heavily to health care costs and certainly causes more widespread anguish.

Google's Monopoly and Internet Freedom

In The Wall Street Journal, Nextag CEO Jeffrey Katz writes that when one company controls nearly 82% of the global search market and 98% of the mobile search market, it's time for serious changes.

Why Big Airlines Fight With Small Airports

Delta is trying to preserve its dominant position in Atlanta by making sure that Hartsfield International is the only game in town.

Beer Duopoly Averted

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the country and world’s largest beer company, announced concessions in its bid to take full control of Groupo Modelo.

T-Mobile Turns an Industry on Its Ear

The fourth-ranking carrier blew up the rules on smartphones and wireless contracts, to the benefit of many consumers.

Airline Price Collusion - Consumers Union Policy & Action

Airlines are under investigation for possible price collusion, Consumer Reports says, adding that the Justice Department should investigate how industry consolidation hurts consumers.

Flights of hypocrisy

IT IS a remarkable piece of detective work. Investigators hired by three big American airlines have scoured the world for the regulatory filings of three...

Finally the Big Six energy oligopoly shows signs of breaking

Ever since the provision of heat and lighting to Britain’s homes was sold off to the private sector, it has been a controversial market. Critics point to eye-watering energy company profits, while domestic bills become ever more unaffordable. Winter becomes the cruellest season for vulnerable people hit by the higher prices. 

An iPhone’s Journey, From the Factory Floor to the Retail Store

About half of all iPhones are made in a facility in China that can churn out 500,000 devices a day with the help of over 300,000 employees. Here's how a phone made there can end up in your hands.