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The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by Par Petroleum Corp. to modify the Amended Honolulu Terminal Agreement.
“The FTC unanimously voted to challenge this deal because it was likely to lead to higher prices and reduced quality for private label ready-to-eat cereals. Households across America have benefitted from robust competition between Post and TreeHouse, and they will continue to do so now that this...
The Federal Trade Commission has adjusted the maximum civil penalty dollar amounts for violations of 16 provisions of law the FTC enforces, as required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. The Act directs agencies to implement annual inflation...
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted comments to two state legislatures on the impact of legislative proposals to modify the supervision requirements imposed on advanced practice registered nurses, or APRNs.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Bristol-Myers Squibb Company’s proposed $74 billion acquisition of Celgene Corporation would violate federal antitrust law.
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division seek public comment on draft 2020 Vertical Merger Guidelines. The draft guidelines, open to comment for 30 days, describe how the federal antitrust agencies review vertical mergers to evaluate whether the mergers...
WHAT:The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop titled Non-Competes in the Workplace: Examining Antitrust and Consumer Protection Issues.  WHEN:Thursday January 9, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
The Federal Trade Commission has issued an administrative complaint challenging Axon Enterprise, Inc.’s consummated acquisition of its body-worn camera systems competitor VieVu, LLC. Before the acquisition, the two companies competed to provide body-worn camera systems to large, metropolitan police...
The Federal Trade Commission has announced an agenda for its upcoming workshop in Washington, DC regarding non-compete agreements in the workplace.
Following today’s announcement that the parties are abandoning their proposed merger, Gail Levine, Deputy Director of the Bureau of Competition, made this statement:“This deal threatened to let a monopolist extinguish nascent competition in a growing health care market: next-generation DNA...
Today the Federal Trade Commission filed an administrative complaint challenging Post Holdings, Inc.’s proposed acquisition of TreeHouse Foods, Inc.’s private label ready-to-eat cereal business. Post and TreeHouse are two of only three significant manufacturers and distributors of private label...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons has made two appointments to the Bureau of Competition’s senior leadership team. Simons announced that, with the approval of the Federal Trade Commission, Ian Conner will assume the position of Bureau Director effective December 20, 2019. Simons also...
The Federal Trade Commission has authorized an action to block Illumina Inc.’s proposed $1.2 billion acquisition of Pacific Biosciences of California (PacBio). The Commission alleges in an administrative complaint that Illumina is seeking to unlawfully maintain its monopoly in the U.S. market for...
The Federal Trade Commission has closed its investigation into Roche Holding AG’s proposed acquisition of Spark Therapeutics, Inc.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC’s acquisition of Generation Pipeline LLC would likely harm competition to provide natural gas pipeline transportation in a three-county area. NEXUS is a joint...
The Federal Trade Commission staff has submitted a comment to the Texas Medical Board raising concerns that the board’s Proposed Rule § 193.13 could harm competition by impeding access to surgical and other health care services that require anesthesia or related services.
On January 9, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission will hold a public workshop in Washington, DC to examine whether there is a sufficient legal basis and empirical economic support to promulgate a Commission Rule that would restrict the use of non-compete clauses in employer-employee employment...
The Federal Trade Commission has issued its 2019 Report on Ethanol Market Concentration. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 directs the Commission to perform an annual review of market concentration in the ethanol production industry “to determine whether there is sufficient competition among industry...
The Federal Trade Commission announced that Maribeth Petrizzi, Assistant Director for Compliance in the Bureau of Competition and a former Section Chief at the Department of Justice Antitrust Division, has received the Fiscal Year 2019 Presidential Rank Award.
The Federal Trade Commission staff has submitted a comment to the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners expressing support for proposed changes to the North Carolina Administrative Code that could increase the supply of and access to preventive dental services in underserved areas.

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