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Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a modified final order settling charges that Northrop Grumman’s $7.8 billion acquisition of aerospace and defense contractor Orbital ATK likely would be anticompetitive.
WHAT:The Federal Trade Commission will host the fifth session of its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.WHEN:Thursday, November 1, 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.WHERE:Georgetown University Law Center
The Federal Trade Commission will require Northrop Grumman to supply solid rocket motors, or SRMs, to competitors on a non-discriminatory basis as part of a settlement resolving charges that Northrop’s $7.8 billion acquisition of aerospace and defense contractor Orbital ATK likely would be...
Last week, I spoke about a topic that has attracted a lot of popular interest in antitrust enforcement lately—vertical merger enforcement. We view vertical mergers as an important part of the FTC’s enforcement agenda. However, it is true that, relative to horizontal mergers, vertical...
Broadcom Limited has agreed to establish a firewall to remedy the FTC’s concerns that its proposed $5.9 billion acquisition of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. is anticompetitive. These concerns arise because of Broadcom’s current access to the confidential business information of...
The Federal Trade Commission plans to hold a one-day public workshop to examine developments in the health care sector relating to “clinical integration” among health care providers. Clinical integration is a term used to describe certain types of collaborations among otherwise...
In testimony today before a U.S. Senate Judiciary subcommittee the Federal Trade Commission detailed its work on behalf of consumers in protecting competition in three key sectors of the economy – health care, technology, and energy.
To promote transparency in merger enforcement, the Federal Trade Commission released an updated staff report on the agency’s major investigations of horizontal mergers. The update adds four more years of data to the agency’s previous report, which was issued in 2008. Horizontal mergers involve two...

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