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Two Internet resellers of UPC barcodes used by retailers for price scanning and inventory purposes, have settled charges that they violated the Federal Trade Commission Act by inviting competitors to join in a collusive scheme to raise the prices charged for barcodes sold online.
In testimony before Congress today, the Federal Trade Commission described how it evaluates the potential competitive effects of regulating occupations, trades, and professions, and the agency’s efforts to promote competition among professionals.
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on an application submitted by Franchise Services of North America, Inc. (FSNA) to approve the sale of two former Advantage rental car locations in Portland, Oregon and San Jose, California, neither of which is currently operating, to Avis...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved two final orders settling charges that ski equipment manufacturers Marker Völkl (International) GmbH and Tecnica Group S.p.A. for many years illegally agreed not to compete for one another’s ski endorsers or employees.
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by Service Corporation International (SCI) to sell certain funeral and cemetery assets, as required under the FTC’s April 2014 order settling charges that SCI’s acquisition of Stewart Enterprises, Inc. would...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved two applications by Service Corporation International (SCI) to divest certain funeral and cemetery assets, as required under the FTC’s order settling charges that SCI’s acquisition of Stewart Enterprises, Inc. would...
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. and Precision Dermatology, Inc. have agreed to sell or relinquish rights to Precision’s branded single-agent topical tretinoins and generic Retin-A, common acne treatments, to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that Valeant’s proposed $475 million...
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by Service Corporation International (SCI) to sell certain funeral and cemetery assets, as required under the FTC’s April 2014 order settling charges that SCI’s acquisition of Stewart Enterprises, Inc. would...
Pharmaceutical companies Actavis plc and Forest Laboratories, Inc. have agreed to sell or relinquish their rights to four generic pharmaceuticals that treat hypertension, angina, cirrhosis, and prevent seizures to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that Actavis’s acquisition of Forest likely...
The Federal Trade Commission has filed an amicus brief in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey explaining that a brand name drug manufacturer’s improper use of a restricted drug distribution program to impede generic competition could violate the antitrust laws.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Akorn Enterprises’ $640 million acquisition of Hi-Tech Pharmacal, Inc. was anticompetitive and would lead to higher prices for consumers in several current and future generic drug...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Ardagh Group SA’s $1.7 billion proposed acquisition of Saint-Gobain Containers, Inc. would likely harm competition in the markets for glass containers sold to beer brewers and spirits...
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by Service Corporation International (SCI) to sell certain funeral and cemetery assets, as required under the FTC’s December 2013 proposed order settling charges that SCI’s acquisition of Stewart Enterprises, Inc...
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by Service Corporation International (SCI) to sell certain funeral and cemetery assets, as required under the FTC’s December 2013 proposed order settling charges that SCI’s acquisition of Stewart Enterprises, Inc...
The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice (DOJ) have issued the agenda for their joint public workshop, which will be held on June 23, 2014, to explore the economic and legal analysis of conditional pricing practices among firms in a supply chain.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application submitted by Franchise Services of North America, Inc. (FSNA) regarding the sale of 22 former Advantage Rent A Car locations, to Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (Hertz) and Avis Budget Group (Avis). 
The Federal Trade Commission is now accepting public comments on two amended applications by Fidelity National Financial Inc.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that CoreLogic, Inc.’s $661 million acquisition of DataQuick Information Systems, Inc. from TPG VI Ontario 1 AIV L.P. was likely to harm competition in the market for national assessor and...
The Federal Trade Commission, with the concurrence of the Department of Justice's Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, released the agencies’ 36th Annual Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Annual Report (Fiscal Year 2013) regarding the HSR Premerger Notification Program.
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez met today in Beijing with officials from China’s three antitrust agencies to follow up on the U.S. and Chinese agencies’ high-level dialogue regarding antitrust developments and priorities.

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