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From its earliest days, the Commission has used its authority under Section 6 of the FTC Act to gain a deep understanding of competitive conditions in a variety of industries. In its first two decades alone, the FTC produced more than 100 studies or responses to general inquiries,...
The Federal Trade Commission’s Fiscal Year 2014 Agency Financial Report provides an overview of fiscal and key performance results that show how the agency has managed its resources. The report includes highlights from FTC programs, accomplishments in its mission of protecting consumers and...
This is a special week for the Federal Trade Commission. On Thursday evening, November 6, along with the Antitrust Section of the ABA, the FTC will host our 100th Anniversary Dinner, a public event for FTC staff, alumni, friends, and supporters. Information about the event and...
The Federal Trade Commission will require Surgery Center Holdings, Inc., known as Surgery Partners, and Symbion Holdings Corporation to divest Symbion’s ownership interest in an ambulatory surgery center in Orange City, Florida, as part of a settlement resolving charges that Surgery Partners’ $792...
The two leading suppliers of propane exchange tanks, Blue Rhino and AmeriGas Cylinder Exchange, have agreed to settle FTC charges that the companies illegally agreed not to deviate  from their plans to reduce the amount of propane in tanks sold to Walmart, a key customer.
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by Service Corporation International (SCI) to sell a funeral home located in Auburn, California, as required under the FTC’s May 2014 order settling charges that SCI’s acquisition of Stewart Enterprises, Inc....
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by Graco Inc. to divest certain liquid finishing businesses and related assets to Carlisle Companies Inc.  Under the terms of the Commission’s October 2014 modified final order, Graco is required to divest these...
From: (Redacted) Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2014 11:31AM To: Verne, B. Michael; Walsh, Kathryn E. Cc: (Redacted) Subject: Questions Regarding Rule 802.9 Mike and Kate, We would appreciate your advice about the applicability of the 802.9 exemption to the following transaction....
From: (Redacted) Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2014 12:24 PM To: Verne, B. Michael Subject: Question Regarding 401(k) Plans Mike, Hope all is well, In the attached Interpretation:http://www.ftc.gov/enforcement/premerger-notification-program/informalln....
Here’s another common question we receive from retailers: A manufacturer is placing restrictions on the way I price its products. I think this is anticompetitive. Is it a violation of the antitrust laws for a manufacturer to tell me what price to charge? In most situations, a...
More than 20 current and former Federal Trade Commission officials will take part in a public symposium on Nov. 7, 2014 to celebrate the FTC’s 100th anniversary in Washington, D.C. The symposium will feature panel discussions examining the Commission’s history of protecting consumers and promoting...
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by Community Health Systems  to sell certain health care assets, as required under the FTC’s April 2014 final order settling charges that CHS’s acquisition of rival health system Health Management Associates, Inc...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved three applications by Service Corporation International (SCI) to divest certain funeral and cemetery assets, as required under the FTC’s May 2014 order settling charges that SCI’s acquisition of Stewart Enterprises, Inc....

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