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Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application by Panasonic Corporation to sell to FDK Corporation assets from Panasonic’s facility in Suzhou, China that produce sub-C portable nickel metal hydride (“NiMH”) batteries.
The ability to appoint a monitor is an important tool in building a successful merger remedy. The boilerplate-style language FTC uses in merger orders when appointing a monitor belies the unique and varied roles that monitors play in assuring that the order maintains or restores...
FTC Staff Comment, and Concurring Comment of Commissioner Wright, Regarding North Carolina House Bill 200, Which Would Exempt Diagnostic Centers, Ambulatory Surgical Facilities and Psychiatric Hospitals From Certificate of Need Regulation, and Would Also Prohibit Limitations On the...
Federal Trade Commission staff has submitted comments to North Carolina State Representative Marilyn W. Avila in response to her request for a comment on the possible competitive effects of a legislative proposal to narrow North Carolina’s Certificate of Need (CON) laws.
In a variety of industries, the FTC advocates for policies that promote competition. Why? Because studies show competition works, for our citizens and for our economy. Competition typically improves consumer welfare through lower prices, expanded output, better service and more...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that the $9.2 billion merger of supermarket operators Albertsons and Safeway Inc. would be anticompetitive.
Divestiture order requires stores in 35 states to be sold to private equity firm Sycamore Partners
Is more information about prices always a good thing for consumers and competition? Too much transparency can harm competition in any market, including in health care markets.
Federal Trade Commission staff has submitted comments to Minnesota state legislators Joe Hoppe and Melissa Hortman in response to their request for comment on the possible competitive effects of a recently enacted law that could make contract terms for the State of Minnesota’s health plans subject...
Discount retailers Dollar Tree, Inc. and Family Dollar Stores, Inc. agreed to sell 330 Family Dollar stores to a private equity firm, Sycamore Partners, to settle FTC charges that Dollar Tree’s proposed $9.2 billion acquisition of Family Dollar would likely be anticompetitive. Their...
Following a June 23, 2015 ruling by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granting the Federal Trade Commission request for a preliminary injunction, Sysco and US Foods abandoned their proposed merger, and the Commission has now dismissed its administrative complaint.In light of...
Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Competition Director Debbie Feinstein issued this statement following the announcement from Sysco and U.S. Foods that they will abandon their proposed merger:“Sysco and U.S. Foods’ decision to abandon the transaction is a victory for both competition and...
Medical device company Zimmer Holdings, Inc. has agreed to divest U.S. rights and assets related to unicondylar knee implants, total elbow implants, and bone cement in order to settle FTC charges that its proposed $13.35 billion acquisition of Biomet Inc. is anticompetitive.
Medical device company Zimmer Holdings, Inc. agreed to divest U.S. rights and assets related to unicondylar knee implants, total elbow implants, and bone cement in order to settle FTC charges that its proposed $13.35 billion acquisition of Biomet Inc. is anticompetitive. According to...
Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Competition Director Debbie Feinstein issued the following statement regarding the U.S. District Court ruling today granting the FTC’s request for a preliminary injunction in the proposed merger of Sysco and U.S. Foods:

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