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The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application from industrial gas suppliers Praxair, Inc. and Linde AG to divest a hydrogen gas and carbon monoxide gas plant to LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application from Praxair, Inc. and Linde AG to divest hydrogen facilities and other assets to Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc. The divestiture is required by the FTC’s Oct.
Three PET resin producers have agreed to restructure their transaction and to accept certain other conditions to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their proposed $1.1 billion joint acquisition out of bankruptcy of an under-construction PET production facility would violate federal...
ALERT: This Hearing scheduled for January 16 is cancelled due to the Government shutdown. A hearing on broadband will be rescheduled, circumstances permitting.The Federal Trade Commission today announced the tenth session of its Hearings Initiative. The session, focused on competition and consumer...
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application from Praxair, Inc. and Linde AG to divest industrial gases assets to a joint venture between Messer Group GmbH and CVC Capital Partners. Messer will maintain majority control of the joint venture. The divestiture...
ALERT: This Hearing scheduled for January 16 is cancelled due to the Government shutdown. A hearing on broadband will be rescheduled, circumstances permitting.The Federal Trade Commission will hold the tenth session of its Hearings Initiative, focused on competition and consumer...
The Federal Trade Commission has approved an application by Teva to reopen and modify its decision and order in connection with the 2012 merger of Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Actavis Inc.
In an Initial Decision announced today, Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell upheld allegations in a Federal Trade Commission complaint challenging the merger of Tronox Limited and Cristal, two top suppliers of chloride process titanium dioxide (“TiO2”), a white pigment used in a wide...
In testimony before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, the Federal Trade Commission described its current competition enforcement activities and policy priorities.
Using commercial claims for 2012-2013 from Colorado’s All-Payer Claims Database, we examine how medical service prices vary for five hospital-based procedures and the complexity adjusted inpatient price. We find that prices vary substantially in multiple dimensions. Our analysis...
Merging firms regularly argue that mergers involving capacity-constrained firms are unlikely to be anticompetitive, because the incentive for the merged firm to raise prices and reduce quantity may not be strong enough to generate slack in the capacity constraints and lead to higher...
James L. Dolan, Executive Chairman of Madison Square Garden Company, has agreed to pay $609,810 in civil penalties to resolve Federal Trade Commission allegations that he violated the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act by failing to report in a timely manner his acquisition of voting securities in Madison...

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