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Retail fuel station and convenience store operator Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. and its affiliate CrossAmerica Partners LP have agreed to divest 10 fuel stations in Minnesota and Wisconsin to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that ACT’s proposed acquisition of Holiday Companies would violate...
Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen issued the following statement in response to today’s vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on the Restoring Internet Freedom Order:
Federal Trade Commission Acting Bureau of Competition Director Bruce Hoffman issued the following statement regarding the U.S. District Court ruling yesterday that granted the request of the FTC and the Attorney General’s Office of North Dakota for a preliminary injunction in the proposed merger of...
The Federal Trade Commission and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced their intent to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under which the two agencies would coordinate online consumer protection efforts following the adoption of the Restoring Internet Freedom Order. 
The Federal Trade Commission issued an administrative complaint challenging the merger of two top suppliers of chloride process titanium dioxide (“TiO2”), a white pigment used in a wide variety of products including paint, industrial coatings, plastic, and paper.
Retail fuel station and convenience store operator Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. has agreed to divest three fuel stations in Alabama to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that ACT’s proposed acquisition of Jet-Pep, Inc. would violate federal antitrust law.
The Federal Trade Commission has issued its 2017 Report on Ethanol Market Concentration, an annual report required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 “to determine whether there is sufficient competition among industry participants to avoid price-setting and other anticompetitive behavior.”
Antitrust agency heads from the United States, Canada and Mexico meet today at the Department of Justice in Washington, DC to discuss their ongoing work to ensure fair and effective antitrust enforcement and increased cooperation among the three nations.The meeting includes Federal Trade Commission...
The staff of the Premerger Notification Office processes, reviews, and answers inquiries related to around two thousand transactions, involving roughly 4,000 HSR filings, each year. The number one priority of the PNO is to process incoming HSR filings in a timely fashion so Bureau of...
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted comments to the Tennessee General Assembly in support of a state law exemption that allows non-veterinarians to practice animal massage therapy in Tennessee. FTC staff recommend that the exemption, which is set to expire next year, be made permanent, because...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order designed to remedy the anticompetitive effects resulting from Abbott’s $8.3 billion acquisition of Alere.
WHAT:The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop, “Understanding Competition in Prescription Drug Markets: Entry and Supply Chain Dynamics”. Acting FTC Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen and U.S. Food and Drug Commissioner Dr.
The Federal Trade Commission has filed an amicus brief jointly with the Department of Justice in the case of Chamber of Commerce v. City of Seattle, which is pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
The staff of the Federal Trade Commission has issued an opinion advising Crouse Health Hospital that an exemption under the Non-Profit Institutions Act, or NPIA, applied to its proposal to sell discounted pharmaceutical products to the employees and retirees, as well as their dependents, of its...
WHAT:The Federal Trade Commission will host a Roundtable, “The Effects of Occupational Licensure on Competition, Consumers, and the Workforce: Empirical Research and Results”. Acting Chairman Maureen K.
Red Ventures and Bankrate have agreed to a divestiture of Bankrate’s Caring.com business unit to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their $1.4 billion merger would likely harm competition in the market for third-party paid referral service for senior living facilities.
The Federal Trade Commission has released its draft Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2018 to 2022 for public review and comment, as required under the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, using guidance issued by the Office of Management and Budget.  Every four years, government agencies are required to...
Federal Trade Commission staff has issued a public notice encouraging academic and industry research on the impact of certificates of public advantage (COPA) on prices, quality, access, and innovation for healthcare services.
The number of reverse-payment patent settlements entered into by pharmaceutical companies in fiscal year 2015 declined from fiscal year 2014, marking a second annual decrease in such settlements, according to a new FTC staff report.

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