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From May 6-9, 2002, the Federal Trade Commission will hold a second public conference to examine factors that affect prices of refined petroleum products in the United States. The conference, which does not require advance registration, will be open to the public and will be free of charge. It...
Resolving its competitive concerns regarding the proposed $6 billion merger of petroleum refiners Valero Energy Corporation (Valero) and Ultramar Diamond Shamrock Corporation (Ultramar), the Federal Trade Commission today announced a proposed consent order that would allow the transaction to...
The staff of the Bureau of Competition has advised Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Inc. that the group's purchase of pharmaceuticals to be dispensed to patients treated by Harvard Vanguard physicians and to Harvard Vanguard employees is covered by the Non-Profit Institutions Act. That statute...
The Commission has received two applications from America Online/Time Warner, Inc. (AOLTW) requesting approval of a non-affiliated Internet Service Provider (ISP) and alternative cable broadband service agreement. Pursuant to Paragraph II.A.2 of the decision and order finalized by the Commission...
The marketers of the Super FuelMAX automotive fuel-line magnet, advertised as providing dramatic fuel-saving and emissions-reducing benefits, have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their claims were unsubstantiated. The settlement would bar the Gadget Universe catalog and its...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced that it has formally closed its investigation into the proposed merger of Phillips Petroleum Corporation (Phillips) and Tosco Corporation (Tosco), announced by the companies on February 4, 2001. Both Phillips and Tosco have been formally notified of the...
Since Tuesday's tragic events, the Federal Trade Commission has received numerous complaints of dramatic gasoline price increases in several states. State and local officials, as well as state attorneys general, have spoken out quickly against efforts by individual retailers to raise prices and in...
Through a proposed consent agreement reached with the Federal Trade Commission and announced today, the $45 billion merger of Chevron Corp. (Chevron) and Texaco Inc. (Texaco), two of the world's largest integrated oil companies, would be allowed to proceed, with significant divestitures required...
  Commission extension of time period: The FTC has approved the extension of a time period in the following matter: Baxter International, Inc. Under the order in Docket No. C-3726 which concerned Baxter's acquisition of Immuno International AG, Haemacure Corporation, the acquirer approved by the...
On August 2, 2001, the Federal Trade Commission will hold an initial public conference to examine factors that affect prices of refined petroleum products in the United States. The conference, which does not require advance registration, will be open to the public and will be free of charge. It...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced the completion of its investigation of various marketing and distribution practices employed by the major oil refiners in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington ("Western States"). After an almost three-year investigation, the Commission...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Robert Pitofsky presented the Commission's testimony today before the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs, Foreign Commerce, and Tourism of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation concerning FTC merger enforcement in the gasoline industry. The...
After a nine-month investigation into the causes of the gasoline price spikes in local markets in the Midwest during the spring and summer of 2000, the Federal Trade Commission today announced its findings into the causes behind such price increases. While the Commission found no credible evidence...
The Federal Trade Commission has filed suit in U. S. District Court seeking to halt false and misleading advertising for zMax auto additives and has asked the court to order refunds to consumers who bought the products.
The Commission has determined to close an investigation related to the following matter: SmithKline Beecham/Glaxo Wellcome. Upon acceptance for public comment of the consent agreement reached with the respondents on December 18, 2000, the FTC stated that it would continue investigating the...
Release of FTC Holiday Shopping Alert: The Office of Consumer and Business Education, within the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection, has recently released a Holiday Shopping Alert titled: "Buying Cashmere? Avoid Pulled Wool." The alert provides information about how products made of this type of...
The Commission has received an application for approval of a proposed transaction from the following: Unified Western Grocers, Inc. (Unified). The application concerns the June 1999 FTC consent order regarding the merger of Albertson's, Inc. and American Stores Company, which required the...
Consent agreements given final approval: Following a public comment period, the Commission has made final a modified consent agreement with the following: BP Amoco p.l.c., et al. The modification made to the original order pertains to the provision requiring a prior notification with the...

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