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The Federal Trade Commission today issued an administrative complaint against Union Oil Company of California (Unocal) for allegedly committing fraud in connection with regulatory proceedings before the California Air Resources Board (CARB) regarding the development of reformulated gasoline (RFG).
Application for approval of proposed divestiture:
The Commission has approved a proposed divestiture in the matter concerning Bayer AG's (Bayer) acquisition of Aventis CropSciences Holding S.A. (ACS), the crop protection business of Aventis S.A. (Aventis). On November 1, 2002, per the terms of a May 30, 2002 proposed consent order, Bayer...
Policies other than gasoline price controls provide the best options for reducing retail gasoline prices and preventing gasoline shortages in Hawaii, according to Jerry Ellig, Deputy Director of the Federal Trade Commission's Office of Policy Planning (OPP). Ellig presented testimony on behalf of...
  Commission approval of application:
The Commission has approved four applications from America Online/Time Warner, Inc. (AOLTW) requesting approval of non-affiliated Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and alternative cable broadband service agreements. Pursuant to Paragraph II.A.2 of the decision and order finalized by the Commission...
Petition for approval of proposed agreement: The Commission has received a petition for approval of a proposed agreement from ConocoPhillips concerning the recent merger of Conoco Inc. and Phillips Petroleum Company. Under the terms of the consent order conditionally approving this transaction...
  In comments provided last week at the request of New York Governor George Pataki, staff of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition and Office of Policy Planning noted that two pieces of currently pending legislation concerning retail gasoline prices and the operation of retail...
The Commission has approved an amendment to the divestiture agreement approved on April 23, 2002, regarding the merger of Valero Energy Corporation (Valero) and Ultramar Diamond Shamrock Corporation (Ultramar). Through the action taken on April 23, the Commission approved the divestiture of the...
The Federal Trade Commission today outlined the steps it has taken to assure competitive gasoline pricing in the United States. Testifying today before the House Government Reform Committee's Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Natural Resources and Regulatory Affairs, FTC General Counsel William E....
As gas prices creep higher and higher heading into travel season, the Federal Trade Commission recently conducted an Internet surf to detect and deter the deceptive marketing of products that purportedly save energy. After the surf, the FTC staff sent warning letters to more than 50 companies...
The Commission has received an application from Diageo PLC (Diageo) regarding the FTC's decision and order contained in the consent agreement accepted on December 19, 2001 that conditionally allowed the acquisition by Diageo and Pernod Richard S.A. of the Seagram Spirits and Wine Group from...
The Commission recently published a Request for Information (RFI) seeking companies or individuals (including contractors) to help in the development, deployment, and operation of a proposed national "do-not-call" registry. The registry would consist of a database containing telephone numbers of...

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