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Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Competition Director Debbie Feinstein issued this statement following the announcement from Sysco and U.S. Foods that they will abandon their proposed merger:“Sysco and U.S. Foods’ decision to abandon the transaction is a victory for both competition and...
The online ads offer consumers a “risk-free trial” of skincare products from companies that claim to be accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A- rating. How could that possibly be deceptive or unfair? Let us count the ways.
Medical device company Zimmer Holdings, Inc. has agreed to divest U.S. rights and assets related to unicondylar knee implants, total elbow implants, and bone cement in order to settle FTC charges that its proposed $13.35 billion acquisition of Biomet Inc. is anticompetitive.
Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Competition Director Debbie Feinstein issued the following statement regarding the U.S. District Court ruling today granting the FTC’s request for a preliminary injunction in the proposed merger of Sysco and U.S. Foods:
I am pleased to announce that Ben Gris has been promoted to Assistant Director of the Mergers II Division. Ben joined Mergers II in 2006 from private practice, and became a Deputy Assistant Director of the shop in 2011.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that the $12.4 billion merger of two of the world’s largest auto parts suppliers, ZF Friedrichshafen AG and TRW Automotive Holdings Corp., would likely harm competition in the market for...
Everywhere these days, folks are talking about big data. (Apparently, even machines are talking amongst themselves using big data in an ecosystem called the Internet of Things.)  Last week, Chairwoman Ramirez spoke about the privacy implications of the big data revolution, and...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that the $25 billion merger of cement manufacturers Holcim Ltd. and Lafarge S.A. would likely harm competition in 12 markets for portland cement, and two markets for slag cement. The merger...
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by Holcim LTD. and Lafarge S.A. to sell various Holcim cement assets to an affiliate of the international cement company CRH International.
Debbie Feinstein, the Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, issued the following statement regarding yesterday’s decision by the U.S.
The Federal Trade Commission announced today that it is issuing a second Federal Register Notice for its proposal to study the effectiveness of the Commission’s orders in merger cases where it required a divestiture or other remedy and is seeking clearance from the Office of Management and Budget...
Federal Trade Commission staff has submitted comments to New York Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer and New York Assemblyman Thomas Abinanti regarding the possible effects of a legislative proposal on competition for health care services.
The Federal Trade Commission has announced the final agenda for its upcoming workshop examining issues raised by the proliferation of internet peer-to-peer business platforms, often referred to as the sharing economy.
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by ZF Friedrichshafen AG and TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. to sell TRW’s North American and European linkage and suspension business for heavy and light vehicles to the Tokyo-based global machine component...

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