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The Sherwin-Williams Company has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its proposed $11.3 billion acquisition of Valspar Corporation is likely anticompetitive by selling Valspar’s North America Industrial Wood Coatings Business to Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. The transaction would...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order and consent agreement in which the American Guild of Organists agreed to eliminate rules that restrict its members from competing for opportunities to perform.
The Federal Trade Commission submitted to Congress its Fiscal Year 2018 budget request to Congress, in support of the President’s FY 2018 budget for the federal government. The budget request also includes the FY 2018 Budget Overview Statement, Performance Plan for FY 2017 and FY 2018, and...
At its annual meeting, the International Competition Network (ICN) adopted new recommended practices for merger review, addressing notification thresholds, remedies, and efficiencies; a framework for analyzing unilateral conduct; guiding principles for market studies; and a report on setting cartel...
Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen and Acting Assistant Attorney General Andrew C. Finch of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division will participate in the 16th annual International Competition Network (ICN) conference in Porto, Portugal from May 10 to 12, 2017. At...
A federal court has approved the divestiture of Saltzer Medical Group from Idaho-based St. Luke’s Health System as a result of the Federal Trade Commission’s successful challenge of St. Luke’s acquisition of Saltzer.
Industrial valve manufacturer Emerson Electric Co. has agreed to sell the switchbox business of Pentair plc to Stamford, Conn.-based Crane Co. in order to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that Emerson’s proposed $3.15 billion acquisition of Pentair would violate federal antitrust law.
Following a 15-day public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application from Sycamore Partners II, L.P. to sell to Dollar General Corporation the assets it acquired under a 2015 FTC settlement.
The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop tomorrow in Washington, DC, to explore competition, innovation, and consumer protection issues raised by hearing health services and technology.The event is free and open to the public. It will be available via live webcast and live tweeted via...
Under the leadership of Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen, the Federal Trade Commission is moving aggressively to implement Presidential directives aimed at eliminating wasteful, unnecessary regulations and processes. Excessive regulation and bureaucracy can create significant burdens on the...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application from SuperValu Inc. to sell one of two supermarkets it bought in 2015, when Safeway and Albertsons merged and were required by the agency to divest 168 stores.
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on an application by Sycamore Partners II, L.P., for approval to sell to Dollar General Corporation the assets it acquired under a 2015 FTC settlement.
China National Chemical Corporation (“ChemChina”) and Swiss global agricultural company Syngenta AG have agreed to divest three types of pesticides, in order to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their proposed merger would harm competition in several U.S. markets.
The American Guild of Organists has agreed to eliminate rules that restrict its members from competing for opportunities to perform.The agreement between the FTC and the American Guild of Organists resolves a complaint by the agency alleging that the guild’s rules restrained competition and harmed...
The Federal Trade Commission released the agency’s 2016 Annual Highlights, which demonstrate the agency’s ongoing efforts to protect consumers and promote competition over the past calendar year, and include some of the Comission’s biggest successes to date.
The Federal Trade Commission will require the national outpatient kidney-dialysis chain DaVita, Inc. to divest its ownership interest in seven clinics – five in suburban and urban areas of New Jersey and two on the outskirts of Dallas, Texas – as part of a settlement resolving charges that its $358...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced the preliminary agenda for Now Hear This: Competition, Innovation, and Consumer Protection Issues in Hearing Health Care, a workshop that will explore competition, innovation, and consumer protection issues raised by hearing health and technology.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that the proposed merger of energy infrastructure companies Enbridge Inc. and Spectra Energy Corp likely would harm competition in the market for pipeline transportation of natural gas in...
The Federal Trade Commission will co-host a Twitter chat with the office of Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts at 3 p.m. ET today on the FTC’s new Economic Liberty Task Force, the first major policy initiative of Acting FTC Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen.
Following the decision earlier this month by Advocate Health Care Network and NorthShore University HealthSystem to abandon their proposed merger, the Federal Trade Commission has dismissed its case challenging the transaction before the Commission’s administrative trial process.FTC Acting Chairman...

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