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Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Par Petroleum Corporation’s $107 million acquisition of Koko’oha Investments, Inc.’s wholly-owned subsidiary Mid Pac Petroleum, LLC would likely be anticompetitive.
In testimony presented to a U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary subcommittee the Federal Trade Commission described its ongoing efforts to promote competition that benefits consumers and businesses in key sectors of the economy.
A fundamental principle of competition is that consumers – not regulation – should determine what they buy and how they buy it. Consumers may benefit from the ability to buy cars directly from manufacturers – whether they are shopping for luxury cars or economy vehicles. The same...
Federal Trade Commission staff has submitted comments to Michigan State Senator Darwin L. Booher in response to his request for a comment on the possible competitive effects of a legislative proposal creating an exception to current law that prohibits automobile manufacturers from selling new...
Two of the world’s largest auto parts suppliers, ZF Friedrichshafen AG and TRW Automotive Holdings Corp., have agreed to divest TRW's linkage and suspension business in North America and Europe, to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their proposed $12.4 billion merger would likely harm...
The Federal Trade Commission has adopted revisions to its Rules of Practice, which will enable parties in adjudicative proceedings before the Commission to file confidential documents electronically. Information about the e-filing system includes additional guidance about its new features.        
Divestitures preserve competition in 14 U.S. markets for cement
At its annual meeting, the International Competition Network (ICN) adopted guidance on investigative process in competition cases and approved new work on international merger enforcement cooperation, legal theories in tying and bundling investigations, and interaction with government procurement...
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Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division will participate in the 14th annual International Competition Network (ICN) conference in Sydney, Australia from April 28-May 1, 2015. At the conference,...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Impax Laboratories Inc.’s acquisition of  CorePharma, LLC would likely be anticompetitive.
In a letter to the New York State Department of Health, Federal Trade Commission staff expressed concern that the New York State’s Certificate of Public Advantage regulations – which purport to provide antitrust immunity to certain approved health care collaboratives – are unnecessary because...
According to the Bureau’s Statement on Negotiating Merger Remedies, the goal of a structural merger remedy is to maintain or restore competition in the markets affected by the merger while allowing the parties to proceed with those parts of the merger that do not raise competitive...
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted written comments regarding the competitive impact of a legislative proposal to modify the collaborative practice arrangements that are imposed on Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) in the state and that limit the services they can provide. The...
Spring has come again, and with it, flocks of antitrust lawyers and economists have returned to Washington, DC for the ABA’s annual Antirust Law Spring Meeting. I have once again prepared the Bureau of Competition’s report on its activities and accomplishments over the past year...
On June 9, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop to examine competition, consumer protection, and economic issues raised by the proliferation of online and mobile peer-to peer business platforms in certain sectors of the economy, often referred to as the “sharing economy.” The...
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit upheld a Federal Trade Commission Decision and Order finding that McWane, Inc., the largest U.S. supplier of ductile iron pipe fittings used in municipal and regional water distribution systems, unlawfully maintained its monopoly in the domestic...
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez released the agency’s 2014 Annual Highlights today, emphasizing the agency’s work to protect consumers and promote competition during the past calendar year.
The Federal Trade Commission held a workshop to explore issues relating to emerging internet peer-to-peer platforms—often called the “sharing” economy—and the economic activity these platforms facilitate. The workshop examined competition, consumer protection, and economic issues...

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