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The Federal Trade Commission has issued its 2016 Report on Ethanol Market Concentration, an annual report required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 “to determine whether there is sufficient competition among industry participants to avoid price-setting and other anticompetitive behavior.”
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division have submitted a comment to the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regarding market power in wholesale electricity markets. The comment responds to a FERC request for comments on how it assesses market...
The Federal Trade Commission staff submitted a comment to the Tennessee Department of Health that opposes issuing a certificate of public advantage (COPA) to Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application from HeidelbergCement AG and Italcementi S.p.A. to sell the Essroc cement plant in Martinsburg, West Virginia, eight cement terminals in the mid-Atlantic, and related assets to Argos USA LLC, a subsidiary...
The Federal Trade Commission filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit urging the court to reverse the district court’s dismissal of the complaint in Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Canadian pharmaceutical conglomerate Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., parent of Bausch + Lomb, has agreed to divest Paragon Holdings I, Inc. to settle charges that its May 2015 acquisition of Paragon violated Section 7 of the Clayton Act and Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission...
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division seek public comment on proposed Antitrust Guidelines for International Enforcement and Cooperation, which update guidelines issued by the Agencies in 1995.
“The FTC is pleased that the 7th Circuit rejected the district court’s geographic market findings, and we are looking forward to proving our case,” said Debbie Feinstein, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a modified final order settling charges that the $28 billion merger of Koninklijke Ahold  and Delhaize Group, which together own five well-known U.S. grocery store chains, would likely be anticompetitive.
The Federal Trade Commission has joined the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division in an amicus brief filed by the Solicitor General in the cases of Visa Inc., et al. v. Osborn and Visa Inc., et al. v. Stoumbos, Nos. 15-961 and 15-962, pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Investment firm founder Fayez Sarofim has agreed to pay $720,000 in civil penalties to resolve Federal Trade Commission allegations that he violated the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act by failing to report stock purchases from several issuers between 2001 and 2012.
Today, the Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division issued guidance for human resource (HR) professionals and others who are involved in hiring and compensation decisions. HR professionals are often in the best position to ensure their companies’ hiring practices...
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc. to sell to Reliant Processing, Ltd. certain assets related to production of bulk liquid carbon dioxide at facilities in Galva, and Sergeant Bluff, Iowa. This petition...
“The parties’ decision to abandon this transaction preserves hospital competition in the Harrisburg area,” said Debbie Feinstein, Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition. “Had it been consummated, the merger would have likely led to lower quality and higher cost health...
The Federal Trade Commission will require CentraCare Health, a healthcare provider in St. Cloud, Minnesota, to release some physicians from “non-compete” contract clauses, allowing them to join competing practices, under a settlement mitigating likely anticompetitive effects from CentraCare’s...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that ON Semiconductor Corporation’s $2.4 billion acquisition of Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc. is likely anticompetitive.
At a public hearing in Abingdon, Virginia, held today, FTC staff presented oral remarks to the Southwest Virginia Health Authority and the Virginia Department of Health summarizing staff’s analyses and conclusions that the cooperative agreement application submitted by Mountain States Health...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Fortiline, LLC, a company that distributes ductile iron pipe, fittings and accessories throughout much of the United States, illegally invited a competitor to collude on prices.
In testimony presented to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, the Federal Trade Commission described its work, and called for several changes to the FTC Act that would enhance its ability to protect consumers and promote competition.
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application from HeidelbergCement AG and Italcementi S.p.A. to sell the Martinsburg, W.Va.-based Martinsburg Cement Business.

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