iRobot shares fell 30% after a report on the European Union's plans to block the acquisition of Amazon

Roomba robotic vacuum cleaners made by iRobot are displayed on a shelf at a Target store in San Rafael, California, on August 05, 2022.

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Shares of iRobot fell more than 33% in extended trading Thursday after a report said the European Union's antitrust watchdog intends to block Amazon's planned takeover of the Roomba vacuum cleaner maker.

The Wall Street Journal It stated that the European Commission met with Amazon representatives on Thursday to discuss the deal, and was told that the acquisition would likely be rejected, citing people familiar with the matter.

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