FTC is seeking public comment on Nielsen Holdings, N.V., and Arbitron, Inc.’s Request to Modify Final Decision and Order, Divestiture Agreement Related to LinkMeter Assets and Related Agreements in 2013. #00002

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FTC is seeking public comment on Nielsen Holdings, N.V., and Arbitron, Inc.’s Request to Modify Final Decision and Order, Divestiture Agreement Related to LinkMeter Assets and Related Agreements in 2013.

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