Announced Actions for October 5, 2004

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Commission approval of final consent orders: Following a public comment period, the Commission has approved a final consent order in the matter concerning the Virginia Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers. The Commission vote to approve the final consent order and respond to the commenter of record was 4-0-1, with Commissioner Jon Leibowitz not participating. (FTC File No. 041-0014; the staff contact is Robert Davis, Bureau of Competition, 202-326-3520; see press release dated August 16, 2004.)

Following a public comment period, the Commission has approved a final consent order in the matter concerning Piedmont Health Alliance, Inc., et al. The Commission vote to approve the final consent order and respond to the commenter of record was 4-0-1, with Commissioner Jon Leibowitz not participating. (Docket No. D-09314; the staff contact is David Narrow, Bureau of Competition, 202-326-2744; see press release dated August 11, 2004.)

Copies of the documents mentioned in this release are available from the FTC's Web site at http://www.ftc.gov and also from the FTC's Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20580. Call toll-free: 1-877-FTC-HELP.

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