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Remember 1997?  Cellphones had antennas and DVDs were the next new thing. Maybe you “surfed the Web,” but more likely not: only 18 percent of U.S. households had a computer connected to the Internet, according to the Census Bureau.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Honeywell International, Inc.’s acquisition of rival scan engine manufacturer Intermec Inc. was anticompetitive. The FTC’s complaint charged that the proposed acquisition would reduce...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application by Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. to divest all of the assets associated with Ameristar Casinos, Inc.’s casino and hotel project under construction in Lake Charles, Louisiana to GNLC Holdings, Inc., the...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Solera Holdings, Inc.’s 2012 purchase of rival Actual Systems of America, Inc. was anticompetitive. The FTC's complaint alleges that the acquisition significantly harmed competition in...
[corrected] Media research company Nielsen Holdings N.V. has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its proposed acquisition of Arbitron Inc. may substantially lessen competition.  Nielsen will divest and license assets and intellectual property needed to develop national...
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on an application by Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. for approval to divest its Lumiere Place Casino, two hotels, and all associated assets in St. Louis, Missouri, to Tropicana St. Louis LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tropicana Entertainment,...
The Federal Trade Commission told a Senate Judiciary subcommittee today that it will continue to challenge anticompetitive pay-for-delay court settlements in the pharmaceutical industry, and that the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in FTC v. Actavis “is an important victory for consumers and a...
Certegy Check Services, Inc., one of the nation’s largest check authorization service companies, has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).  
Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. and Ameristar Casinos, Inc. have agreed to sell casino properties in St. Louis, Missouri and Lake Charles, Louisiana, to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that Pinnacle’s $2.8 billion merger with Ameristar would be anticompetitive.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that oil refiner Tesoro Corporation’s recent acquisition of petroleum-related assets of Chevron Corporation would have reduced competition and violated U.S. antitrust laws.
The Commission charged that Schering-Plough’s proposed $14.4 billion acquisition of Organon Biosciences N.V. threatened to substantially reduce competition in the U.S. market for three popular vaccines used to treat poultry, a staple in American food markets. The November 2007 order...
The Commission authorized both an administrative complaint and a motion for a preliminary injunction to challenge the proposed merger of Inova Health System Foundation’s and Prince William Health System (PWHS), alleging that the acquisition would violate federal antitrust laws by...
The Federal Trade Commission plans to hold a one-day public workshop to examine developments in the health care sector relating to “clinical integration” among health care providers. Clinical integration is a term used to describe certain types of collaborations among otherwise...
This three-day workshop brought together prominent practitioners, academics and enforcement officials to discuss the Horizontal Merger Guidelines. The workshop explored state-of-the-art application of the Guidelines by those with the most experience using them. In preparation for...
The Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) solicited public comments and held joint public workshops to explore the possibility of updating the Horizontal Merger Guidelines that are used by both agencies to evaluate the potential competitive effects of mergers...

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