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Quotas are set by OPEC (which no North American country belongs to), but no collusion occurs about pricing that hasnt been paid out of view. The FBI would have no jurisdiction for a multitude of reasons, but namely the member nations not being part of the USA is a pretty large factor.

Fix'd that for you.
Seriously, when i see all these oil companies making billions and billions in PURE PROFIT every year, while the price at the pump of most gas stations stays relatively the same in most areas, they are price fixing.
If theyre making that much money, they can afford to undercut each other and compete, But they Dont.
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A few days after the terrorist attacks of 9/11,

Dang FBI no need to go that far to justify their arrests.
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Is this a new investigation? Or ongoing? Cause I remember this being reported a while back.
Still, thanks for posting.

This would be like the 4th time.
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Expect 4k Displays to be heavily overpriced for the next 10 years.... on a side note AMD and NVIDIA both price fix as well. this is a seriously rampant problem in the technologies industry. I'm preparing my picket signs.
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Expect 4k Displays to be heavily overpriced for the next 10 years.... on a side note AMD and NVIDIA both price fix as well. this is a seriously rampant problem in the technologies industry. I'm preparing my picket signs.

It's a rampant problem with the "for profit" mentality.
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500mil fine. Good for the government. How about the people who were ripped off, what do they get?
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500mil fine. Good for the government. How about the people who were ripped off, what do they get?

LCD shortage due to w/e disaster and prices go up for few years.
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"2560p" monitors are still obscenely expensive.

In my opinion not really. The price per pixel has dropped into the same range as on the 1080p screens on these 27'' Koerans. I was just looking few days ago that I could get 2560x1440 27'' Korean IPS screen for approx 350 Eur with all the connectors (DL-DVI, VGA, 2x HDMI and DP and even component inputs). Some years ago only way to really get one was the DELL which was ~700 Eur.
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Expect 4k Displays to be heavily overpriced for the next 10 years.... on a side note AMD and NVIDIA both price fix as well. this is a seriously rampant problem in the technologies industry. I'm preparing my picket signs.
I would expect the prices drop substantially faster on these 4K displays than 10 years. The LCD manufacturing tech has by now matured and very well established so all it in a nutshell takes is to just cut larger chunks from the substrate and come up with a control board to drive such display. With the displayport you dont even need the control board as in theory its capable of directly driving the screen so once someone starts selline displayport only displays the price should drop even further. What does matter ofc is the ppi - if your base panel is, for example, 110 ppi then thats what you get - about 27'' 1440p or approx 20'' 1080p screens from that panel or (quick calculation - 3840x2160, meaning diagonal of ~4406 pixels so .. ~40'' 4K screen from the same subtrate). So once the prices settle I would expect a 40'' 4K display cost about the same as 4x 1080p 20'' screens cost plus a small price premium if its A+ bcos with increased number of pixels a fault rate will increase as well - ISO standard defines the number of allowed stuck pixels per number of pixels though, so for a A class screen you would have .. mmm .. about 20 dead pixels allowed as for 1080p the number is about 5 dead pixels allowed for a A class display.
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homeles is right man... $350 euros for an lcd display??? prepare not to eat for a whole month, hopefully you can survive only only sewer water. but hey look on the bright side, you'll have a shiny expensive screen that you can't plug in, the real bonus is a brand new extra large cardboard box!
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homeles is right man... $350 euros for an lcd display??? prepare not to eat for a whole month, hopefully you can survive only only sewer water. but hey look on the bright side, you'll have a shiny expensive screen that you can't plug in, the real bonus is a brand new extra large cardboard box!

I take it was a question aimed at me ? It was 350 euros so approx 450$ actually - more specifically the particular display I was talking about was http://www.ebay.com/itm/27-Inch-Matrix-Neo-270WQ-Multi-DP-Port-HDMI-1-4a-2560x1440-WQHD-S-IPS-Monitor-/140810989304?pt=UK_Computing_ComputerComponents_Monitors&hash=item20c8fd2ef8 - comparable offering from DELL around here is which you can get as low as 171 euros - http://www.hinnavaatlus.ee/products/Arvutiriistvara/Monitorid/186645/ which means 9.5*10^-5 Eur per pixel on the 1440p screen and 8.25*10^-5 Eur per pixel on that DELL 23'' which is in the same ballpark. The 27'' one is obviously at slight premium. I would expect in some years after the 4K screen resolution is properly in mass production the 4K screens go at the similar not too great price premium over the 1440p and 1080p screens.
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