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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.
Richard Feinstein, Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, issued the following statement today regarding the announcement by Capella Healthcare that it is abandoning its plans to acquire rival Mercy Hot Springs health system in Hot Springs, Arkansas. “The fact that this...
Oil refiner Tesoro Corporation and one of its subsidiaries have agreed to sell their light petroleum products terminal in Boise, Idaho to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their $335 million acquisition of pipeline and terminal assets from Chevron Corporation would be anticompetitive. ...
The Federal Trade Commission has closed its investigation into the proposed acquisition of rocket engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne by aerospace company GenCorp Inc.  Although the FTC concluded that the deal will give GenCorp a monopoly in the market for a type of advanced missile...
The Hospital Authority of Albany-Dougherty County, Georgia, and Phoebe Putney defendants have agreed to halt the integration of the former Palmyra Park Hospital -- now known as Phoebe North -- with Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, while an administrative law judge considers a Federal Trade...
In testimony today before a U.S. Senate Judiciary subcommittee the Federal Trade Commission detailed its work on behalf of consumers in protecting competition in three key sectors of the economy – health care, technology, and energy.
Bosley, Inc., the nation’s largest manager of medical/surgical hair restoration procedures, has settled Federal Trade Commission charges that it illegally exchanged competitively sensitive, nonpublic information about its business practices with one of its competitors, HC (USA), Inc., commonly...
Today, the Federal Trade Commission accepted for public comment a proposed consent order settling charges that Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company’s 2010 purchase of Star Pipe Products, Inc.’s cast iron soil pipe (CISP) business was anticompetitive.  To help restore competition in CISP markets in...
To promote transparency in merger enforcement, the Federal Trade Commission released an updated staff report on the agency’s major investigations of horizontal mergers. The update adds four more years of data to the agency’s previous report, which was issued in 2008. Horizontal mergers involve two...
The Federal Trade Commission has approved an application by energy company Kinder Morgan, Inc. requesting FTC approval for the company to sell certain natural gas pipeline and other assets to Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP.
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on an application by energy company Kinder Morgan, Inc. requesting FTC approval for the company to sell certain natural gas pipeline and other assets to Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Kinder Morgan Inc.'s proposed acquisition of El Paso Corporation would have been anticompetitive in several natural gas pipeline transportation and gas processing markets. The final FTC...

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