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Koninklijke Ahold and Delhaize Group, which between them own and operate five well-known U.S. supermarket chains, have agreed to sell 81stores to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their proposed $28 billion merger would likely be anticompetitive in 46 local markets in Delaware, Maryland...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that the proposed $13.4 billion merger of American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc. and Airgas, Inc. would likely be anticompetitive.
The heads of the antitrust agencies of the United States and Japan met today in Washington for their 35th Bilateral Competition Consultation. Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Invibio, a company that supplies some of the world’s largest medical device makers with a high-performance polymer used to make spinal and other medical implants, used long-term...
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc. to sell some of its assets to Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc., a Delaware-based subsidiary of Taiyo Nippon Sаnso Corporation of Japan.
The Federal Trade Commission has voted to dismiss without prejudice its administrative complaint challenging the proposed merger between Cabell Huntington Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center – two hospitals located three miles apart in Huntington, West Virginia.
Following today’s announcement by Superior Plus Corp. that it would abandon plans to acquire Canexus Corporation, the Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, Debbie Feinstein, said:
Ball Corporation has agreed to sell to Ardagh Group S.A. eight U.S. aluminum can plants and associated assets in order to settle FTC charges that its proposed acquisition of Rexam PLC – worth $8.4 billion when proposed in February 2015 – is likely anticompetitive.
The Federal Trade Commission today filed an administrative complaint charging that the proposed $982 million merger of Canadian chemical suppliers Superior Plus Corp. and Canexus Corp. would violate the antitrust laws by significantly reducing competition in the North American market for sodium...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved ProMedica Health System’s divestiture of its former rival, St. Luke’s Hospital, under the provisions of  a Commission order. The divestiture will ensure that St. Luke’s operates as an independent, standalone community...
German cement producer HeidelbergCement AG and Italian producer Italcementi S.p.A. have agreed to divest a cement plant in Martinsburg, WV and up to 11 cement distribution terminals in six other states to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their proposed $4.2 billion merger would likely...
The Federal Trade Commission has announced the agenda and panelists for its upcoming “Something New Under the Sun” workshop in Washington, DC, on June 21, 2016, examining competition and consumer protection issues raised by consumers’ growing use of rooftop solar panels to generate electric power.
Energy companies Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (“ETE”), and The Williams Companies, Inc., will divest Williams’ interest in an interstate natural gas pipeline to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that ETE’s proposed acquisition of Williams would likely harm competition in Florida.
In testimony presented to the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, the Federal Trade Commission outlined its perspectives on international competition policy and enforcement.
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice signed an antitrust cooperation agreement today with Peru’s National Institute for the Defense of Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property (INDECOPI).  The agreement will promote increased cooperation and communication among...
The heads of the antitrust agencies of the United States, Canada and Mexico met today in Toronto, Canada, to discuss their ongoing work to ensure effective antitrust enforcement cooperation in our increasingly interconnected markets. The meetings were held among Chairwoman Edith Ramirez of the...
En respuesta a una petición del Representante de Puerto Rico Jose L. Báez Rivera, el personal de la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) y la División Antimonopolio del Departamento de Justicia han presentado una declaración para exhortar a la legislatura de Puerto Rico a...
Following the decision last week by Staples and Office Depot to abandon their proposed merger, the Federal Trade Commission has dismissed its case challenging the transaction before the Commission’s administrative trial process. In light of those events, FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez issued the...
In response to a request by Puerto Rico Representative Jose L. Báez Rivera, the Federal Trade Commission staff and the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division have submitted a statement encouraging the Puerto Rico legislature to consider expanding the scope of practice for optometrists.
Two of the largest suppliers of gases, American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc. and Airgas, Inc., have agreed to divest certain production and distribution assets to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their proposed $13.4 billion merger likely would have harmed competition and led to higher...

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