EU set to approve Microsoft-LinkedIn deal: report

EU set to approve Microsoft-LinkedIn deal: report
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European Union antitrust regulators will give conditional approval to a Microsoft-LinkedIn merger, Reuters reported Wednesday.
 
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Microsoft is reportedly considering concessions aimed at showing it would not prioritize LinkedIn at the expense of competitors, a major concern for European regulators. 
 
The deal has already gotten approval from other countries, including the U.S. 
 
The $26 billion merger is set to be Microsoft’s largest ever. 
 
American companies have frequently clashed with European competition regulators in recent months. Google is dealing with two ongoing antitrust probes with the European Commission on Competition. 
 
In August, the Commission handed down a record $14.5 billion order to Apple to pay back taxes that it concluded the Cupertino, Calif.-based tech company owed Ireland.