- This just in July 15
Twenty-one German sausage manufacturers are in quite a bind after receiving a total of 338 million Euros — approximately $460 million — in fines from Germany's antitrust authority for "colluding on prices," reports the Associated Press.
The Federal Cartel office also said that the fines include penalties for 33 individuals. According to the cartel office, major sausage makers, including Herta, a subsidiary of Nestle, "started colluding in 2003 to push through higher prices, agreeing on price ranges for various products." The cartel office received a tip from an anonymous informant.
So far, 11 of the companies fined have admitted to the crime and are cooperating.- -
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- Watch out, China — America is working on dogfighting drones
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- How liberals are unwittingly paving the way for the legalization of adult incest
- How the Simpsons/Family Guy crossover revealed the worst of both shows
- Why the Chinese military is only a paper dragon
- The troubling persistence of eugenicist thought in modern America
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
- Why America won't have enough money to battle ISIS
- Libertarianism's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea
- 11 facts yü should know about the umlaut
Subscribe to the Week