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The Federal Trade Commission today announced that, because of changed circumstances, it has asked the Federal District Court for the District of Hawaii to dismiss the FTC’s complaint seeking an injunction to block Aloha Petroleum LTD.’s (Aloha) proposed $18 million acquisition of a half interest in...
Commission approval of proposed divestiture: The Commission approved an application for proposed divestiture by Cemex, S.A. de C.V. (Cemex) related to its recent acquisition of RMC Group PLC (RMC). Under the terms of the consent order allowing the acquisition, Cemex was required to divest RMC’s...
A physician-hospital organization operating in northwestern South Carolina, agreed to settle charges that it orchestrated and carried out agreements among its physician members to set the prices they would accept from health plans, and to refuse to deal with health plans that did not...
Partners Health Network, Inc., a physician-hospital organization (PHO) operating in northwestern South Carolina, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it orchestrated and carried out agreements among its physician members to set the prices they would accept from health plans,...
The Federal Trade Commission has voted to authorize the staff to seek a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to block Aloha Petroleum LTD.’s (Aloha) proposed $18 million acquisition of the half interest in an import-capable terminal and retail gasoline assets of Trustreet...
The Commission authorized staff, in conjunction with the Hawaii Attorney General, to seek a preliminary injunction to block Aloha Petroleum’s proposed acquisition of Trustreet Properties. Aloha sought to acquire Trustreet’s half interest in the Barber Point petroleum importing...
Penn National Gaming, Inc. agreed to sell a casino in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to settle charges that its acquisition of Argosy Gaming Company would create a monopoly for casino services in that area.  Penn National agreed to sell Argosy's casino to Columbia Sussex Corporation within...
To resolve competitive concerns for three generic pharmaceuticals that arose from Novartis AG’s acquisition of Eon Labs, Inc., Novartis agreed to divest all the assets necessary to manufacture and market generic desipramine hydrochloride tablets, orphenadrine citrate extended release...
Preserving competition in U.S. markets for three generic pharmaceuticals, the Federal Trade Commission today approved Novartis AG’s (Novartis) $1.72 billion acquisition of Eon Labs, Inc. (Eon), provided Novartis divests three overlapping drugs to Amide Pharmaceutical, Inc. (Amide).
Commission approval of final consent order: Following a public comment period, the Commission has approved a final consent order in the matter concerning San Juan IPA, Inc. The Commission vote approving issuance of the final consent order was 4-0-1, with Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras not...
The Federal Trade Commission today issued a report entitled “Gasoline Price Changes: The Dynamic of Supply, Demand, and Competition.” The Report analyzes the many factors that influence fluctuations in the prices that U.S. consumers pay for gasoline at their local gas station. It examines a wide...
Commission authorization of the staff to file amended complaint: The Commission has authorized the staff to file an amended complaint in the matter currently pending against Cleverlink Trading Limited, Real World Media, Brian D. Muir, Jesse Goldberg, and Caleb Wolf Wickman. The Commission’s...
The consent order permitted Valero L.P. to acquire Kaneb Services LLC and Kaneb Pipe Line Partners subject to the divestitures of assets that will preserve existing competition for petroleum transportation and terminaling in Northern California, Pennsylvania, and Colorado, and avoid a...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced that it is closing its investigation into Arch Coal, Inc.’s (Arch) acquisition of the Triton Coal Company’s (Triton) North Rochelle coal mine, saying that it will not continue with administrative litigation challenging the deal. The vote to close the...
Under the terms of the consent orders Chevron and Unocal will cease enforcing Unocal’s patents covering reformulated gasoline that complies with California Air resources Board Standard, will not undertake any new enforcement efforts related to the particular patents, and will cease...
Two consent orders announced by the Federal Trade Commission today both resolve the competitive concerns about Chevron Corporation’s (Chevron) proposed $18 billion acquisition of Unocal Corporation (Unocal), and settle the Commission’s 2003 monopolization complaint against Unocal alleging...
June 8, 2005Mr. B. Michael VernePremerger Notification OfficeBureau of CompetitionFederal Trade Commission600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.Washington, DC 20580Re: 16 CFR 801 10: Proposed Assumption Reinsurance TransactionDear Michael:I am writing to confirm the advice you gave to (...
On June 9, 2005, the Federal Trade Commission, the National Academies’ Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy (STEP), and the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) will co-sponsor a conference on patent reform in Washington, DC. FTC Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras will...
A consent order allows Occidental Chemical Company’s purchase of the chemical assets of Vulcan Materials Company, provided Occidental divests Vulcan’s Port Edwards, Wisconsin, chemical facility and related assets. The consent order alleviates the alleged anticompetitive impact of the...

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