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The Federal Trade Commission has hosted a series of workshops on the Future of Journalism:  “How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?”  Panelists have represented a wide range of views from bloggers such as Search Engine Land and BlogHer to online publishers like ProPublica and the New Haven...
FTC Files Amicus Brief in Support of Rehearing of Ciprofloxacin "Pay-for-Delay" Case The Federal Trade Commission has filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, recommending that it hold a rehearing before all the judges ("en banc") of the Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) "pay...
The Federal Trade Commission has closed its investigation of Google’s proposed acquisition of mobile advertising network company AdMob after thoroughly reviewing the deal and concluding that it is unlikely to harm competition in the emerging market for mobile advertising networks.
Agilent Technologies, Inc. and Varian, Inc., two leading global suppliers of high-performance scientific measurement instruments, have agreed to sell three of their product lines in order to proceed with their merger, under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. The settlement resolves...
The FTC issued an administrative complaint on 5/7/2010 challenging The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation February 2009 acquisition of Quality Education Data (QED) and alleging that the deal hurt consumers by eliminating nearly all competition in the market for kindergarten through...
The Federal Trade Commission today sued The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, challenging its February 2009 acquisition of Quality Education Data (QED) and alleging that the deal hurt consumers by eliminating nearly all competition in the market for kindergarten through twelfth-grade educational...
The Federal Trade Commission is extending the deadline for members of the public to comment on the joint FTC/Department of Justice proposed revised Horizontal Merger Guidelines through June 4, 2010, at the request of several organizations that plan to submit comments. The proposed Guidelines were...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final settlement order in the matter concerning Service Corporation International and Keystone North America, Inc. The final order settles charges that SCI’s acquisition of Keystone would have reduced competition in 16...
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comments on an application by chemical company Solvay S.A. for approval to end a 1998 agreement to supply Alventia LLC with a chemical known as HCFC-142b, a raw material for making fluoropolymer which is used in pipes, cable, and other applications.
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz issued the following statement regarding today’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which invited the plaintiffs in the Ciprofloxacin drug patent settlement case to seek further review by the full court of appeals because...
Today, at the ninth annual International Competition Network conference in Istanbul, Turkey, the ICN adopted Recommended Practices for substantive merger analysis, approved a pilot project for a virtual university on competition law and practice, and held discussions about the analysis of refusal...
The Federal Trade Commission today released for public comment a proposed revision of the Horizontal Merger Guidelines.  The updated Guidelines, which outline how the federal antitrust agencies evaluate the likely competitive impact of mergers and whether those mergers comply with U.S. antitrust...
In a letter issued today, the staff of the Federal Trade Commission advised the University of Michigan that a proposed modification to reduce costs for its drug benefit program for employees, retirees, and their dependants is exempt from the Robinson-Patman Act, a U.S. antitrust law that prohibits...
The staff of the Federal Trade Commission will not object to a change in the professional code of conduct being proposed by a trade group representing accountants nationwide which is designed to assure the public that audits by associated firms are conducted objectively.
The Federal Trade Commission has approved a proposed divestiture by Virginia-based health care company Carilion Clinic. Under a December 2009 settlement with the FTC, Carilion must divest a medical imaging center and an outpatient surgical center in Roanoke, Virginia, to FTC-approved buyers. That...
Today’s decision seems to reflect a growing understanding—first in Congress now in the courts—that brand name drug companies must not be allowed to make pay-offs to their generic competitors to keep low-cost generic drugs off the market. These deals are costing American consumers $3.5 billion a...
Service Corporation International (SCI), the nation’s largest provider of funeral and cemetery services, will be required to sell 22 funeral homes and four cemeteries in 19 local markets to ensure competition is preserved following its acquisition of Keystone North America Inc., the Federal Trade...

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