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Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order settling charges that Nielsen Holdings N.V.’s acquisition of Arbitron, Inc. was anticompetitive.
Last year the FTC negotiated a consent order with Google Inc. and its subsidiary Motorola Mobility (MMI) resolving charges that the companies engaged in unfair competition by violating the FRAND commitments for some of MMI’s standard-essential patents (SEPs). A key feature in the Commission’s...
Grocery store operator Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC, the parent of BI-LO and Winn Dixie grocery store chains, has agreed to sell 12 supermarkets in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its proposed $265 million acquisition of 154 stores from Delhaize America...
The Federal Trade Commission will host a two-day workshop on March 20-21, 2014, at its Conference Center at 601 New Jersey Ave., N.W., in Washington, DC, to examine competition issues related to certain current developments in the U.S. health care industry. Health care spending accounts for a...
When was your last health exam? Just as we (are supposed to) get regular check-ups from our health care providers, the FTC thinks it is smart to do a periodic check-up on the health care industry itself. Health care is a critical sector of the U.S. economy, affecting the lives of all American...
The heads of the antitrust agencies of the United States, Canada and Mexico – Chairwoman Edith Ramirez of the Federal Trade Commission, Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, Canadian Commissioner of Competition John Pecman, and President Alejandra...
Every year, we receive thousands of emails, letters, and phone calls from businesses and consumers relating facts they believe present an antitrust concern. The Bureau welcomes inquiries from the public because a call or email can be the source of information that leads to an antitrust enforcement...
As Yogi Berra reputedly said, “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” But that is precisely the job Congress gave to antitrust enforcers nearly 100 years ago when it passed the Clayton Act and established the Federal Trade Commission, in part, to enforce it. By its terms,...
The Federal Trade Commission today issued its Opinion and Final Order against McWane, Inc., the largest U.S. supplier of ductile iron pipe fittings used in municipal and regional water distribution systems.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that AB Acquisition, LLC’s purchase of United Supermarkets L.L.C. would be anticompetitive in two local areas of Texas. AB Acquisition LLC is the parent company of Albertson’s LLC, which...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced that it has settled charges brought against a group of real estate brokers in southeastern Michigan for violating the antitrust laws by adopting and enforcing rules and policies that block certain property listings from the MiRealSource Multiple Listing...
The Federal Trade Commission is hosting a workshop on competition issues surrounding biologics and follow-on biologic medicines on Feb. 4, 2014, in Washington, DC, and invites live webcast viewers to submit questions to moderators online.
Tomorrow, the FTC will host a workshop to explore emerging issues affecting competition and consumer access to biologic medicines.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (Thermo Fisher), a leading manufacturer of products used in scientific research, has agreed to sell assets to GE Healthcare to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its proposed $13.6 billion acquisition of Life Technologies Corporation (Life) would likely...
Pharmaceutical companies Endo Health Solutions Inc. (Endo) and Boca Life Science Holdings, LLC and Boca Pharmacal, LLC (Boca) have agreed to a settlement resolving Federal Trade Commission charges that Endo’s acquisition of Boca would be anticompetitive. Under the settlement, the companies will...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application by Franchise Services of North America, Inc. (FSNA) to sell assets it acquired from Hertz Global Holdings, Inc.
When Congress passed the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, it created minimum dollar thresholds to limit the burden of premerger reporting. In 2000, it amended the HSR statute to require the annual adjustment of these thresholds based on the change in gross national product. As...
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on an application by Nielsen Holdings N.V. and Nielsen Audio, Inc. (collectively, Nielsen) requesting FTC approval to sell its LinkMeter cross-platform audience measuring services to comScore, Inc., and to enter other arrangements supporting...
Federal Trade Commission staff, in response to a request from Massachusetts State Representative Kay Khan, provided comments on Massachusetts House Bill 2009, stating that, as proposed, the elimination of certain supervision requirements for nurse practitioners (NPs) and nurse anesthetists (NAs)...

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