Announced Actions for May 18, 2001

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Consent agreements given final approval:

Following a public comment period, the Commission has made final a consent agreement regarding the following: DTE Energy Co. and MCN Energy. The Commission vote to finalize the consent agreement was 5-0. (FTC File No. 001-0067; staff contact is Dennis F. Johnson, Bureau of Competition, 202-326-2712; see press release dated March 22, 2001.)

Following a public comment period, the Commission has made final a consent agreement regarding the following: Hewlett-Packard Company. The Commission vote to finalize the consent agreement was 5-0, with Commissioner Orson Swindle issuing a separate concurring statement. (FTC File No. 002-3220; staff contact is Michael Ostheimer, Bureau of Consumer Protection, 202-326-2699; see press release dated April 3, 2001.)

Following a public comment period, the Commission has made final a consent agreement regarding the following: Microsoft Corporation. The Commission vote to finalize the consent agreement was 5-0, with Commissioner Orson Swindle issuing a separate concurring statement. (FTC File No. 002-3331; staff contact is Michael Ostheimer, Bureau of Consumer Protection, 202-326-2699; see press release dated April 3, 2001.)

Following a public comment period, the Commission has made final a consent agreement regarding the following: Siemens AG and Vodafone Group PLC. The Commission vote to finalize the consent agreement was 5-0. (FTC File No. 001-0212; staff contact is Yolanda R. Gruendel, Bureau of Competition, 202-326-2971; see press release dated April 6, 2001.)

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