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The work of the Bureau helps protect and strengthen free and open competitive markets and ensure that businesses compete fairly. Aggressive competition among sellers gives consumers access to quality goods and services.
The FTC regularly publishes notices of Early Terminations (ET) of the Hart-Scott-Rodino premerger notification waiting period for proposed mergers and acquisitions.
If someone is using your personal information to open new accounts, make purchases, or get a tax refund, report it at IdentityTheft.gov.
Please visit the FTC’s refunds page, which lists recent cases that resulted in refunds. Click on the name of a case to apply for a refund or learn more about the case.
The paper originals, and requisite paper copies thereof, of all filings in adjudicative proceedings that must be filed with the Office of the Secretary should be (1) delivered to Constitution Center, 400 Seventh Street, SW, Suite 5610, Washington,
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