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Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order settling charges that Nielsen Holdings N.V.’s acquisition of Arbitron, Inc. was anticompetitive.
Grocery store operator Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC, the parent of BI-LO and Winn Dixie grocery store chains, has agreed to sell 12 supermarkets in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its proposed $265 million acquisition of 154 stores from Delhaize America...
The Federal Trade Commission will host a two-day workshop on March 20-21, 2014, at its Conference Center at 601 New Jersey Ave., N.W., in Washington, DC, to examine competition issues related to certain current developments in the U.S. health care industry. Health care spending accounts for a...
The heads of the antitrust agencies of the United States, Canada and Mexico – Chairwoman Edith Ramirez of the Federal Trade Commission, Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, Canadian Commissioner of Competition John Pecman, and President Alejandra...
The Federal Trade Commission today issued its Opinion and Final Order against McWane, Inc., the largest U.S. supplier of ductile iron pipe fittings used in municipal and regional water distribution systems.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that AB Acquisition, LLC’s purchase of United Supermarkets L.L.C. would be anticompetitive in two local areas of Texas. AB Acquisition LLC is the parent company of Albertson’s LLC, which...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced that it has settled charges brought against a group of real estate brokers in southeastern Michigan for violating the antitrust laws by adopting and enforcing rules and policies that block certain property listings from the MiRealSource Multiple Listing...
The Federal Trade Commission is hosting a workshop on competition issues surrounding biologics and follow-on biologic medicines on Feb. 4, 2014, in Washington, DC, and invites live webcast viewers to submit questions to moderators online.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (Thermo Fisher), a leading manufacturer of products used in scientific research, has agreed to sell assets to GE Healthcare to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its proposed $13.6 billion acquisition of Life Technologies Corporation (Life) would likely...
Pharmaceutical companies Endo Health Solutions Inc. (Endo) and Boca Life Science Holdings, LLC and Boca Pharmacal, LLC (Boca) have agreed to a settlement resolving Federal Trade Commission charges that Endo’s acquisition of Boca would be anticompetitive. Under the settlement, the companies will...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application by Franchise Services of North America, Inc. (FSNA) to sell assets it acquired from Hertz Global Holdings, Inc.
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on an application by Nielsen Holdings N.V. and Nielsen Audio, Inc. (collectively, Nielsen) requesting FTC approval to sell its LinkMeter cross-platform audience measuring services to comScore, Inc., and to enter other arrangements supporting...
Federal Trade Commission staff, in response to a request from Massachusetts State Representative Kay Khan, provided comments on Massachusetts House Bill 2009, stating that, as proposed, the elimination of certain supervision requirements for nurse practitioners (NPs) and nurse anesthetists (NAs)...
The Federal Trade Commission will require one of the nation’s largest hospital operators, Community Health Systems, Inc. (CHS) to divest hospitals and related assets, including outpatient facilities, in Alabama and South Carolina as a condition of its proposed $7.6 billion acquisition of rival...
The Federal Trade Commission has revised the thresholds that determine whether companies are required to notify federal antitrust authorities about a transaction under Section 7A of the Clayton Act, the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Antitrust Improvements Act.
The Federal Trade Commission is requesting public comment on a petition submitted by Toys “R’ Us, Inc. (TRU) to reopen and modify a final Commission order issued in 1998. That order followed a Commission determination, affirmed by the Seventh Circuit, Toys 'R' Us, Inc. v. FTC, 221 F.3d 928 (7th...
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment, until January 22, 2014, on an application by Franchise Services of North America, Inc. (FSNA) for approval to sell assets it acquired from Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., under a 2012 FTC settlement with Hertz, to The Catalyst Capital Group, Inc...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application by Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. to divest its Lumiere Place Casino and all associated assets, including two hotels, in St. Louis, Missouri, to Tropicana St. Louis LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tropicana...
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on an application by Tesoro Corporation and Tesoro Logistics Operations LLC (Tesoro) requesting FTC approval to sell its petroleum-related terminaling business and related assets in Boise, Idaho, to Sinclair Transportation Co.

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