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Antitrust agency heads from the United States and the European Union met today in Washington D.C. to discuss current competition policy issues and cross-border cooperation in enforcement and policy matters.
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph J. Simons announced today that he has selected Gail F. Levine to be a Deputy Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, effective Oct. 15, 2018.
The Federal Trade Commission today released a staff report examining ways to reduce the burden on licensed workers moving to new states or wishing to market services across state lines. 
The FTC is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the opening of its first regional offices, and the important role they play in protecting consumers and promoting competition through law enforcement, partnerships, and outreach to community and industry groups. In June 1918, the FTC opened its first...
WHAT:The Federal Trade Commission will host the second session of its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.WHEN:Friday September 21, 9:00 am-4:30 pm ET.WHERE:FTC’s Constitution Center Auditorium
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order that settles charges that Grifols S.A.’s acquisition of Biotest US Corporation is anticompetitive and violates federal antitrust law. Grifols is a global healthcare company based in Spain. Biotest US is a...
WHAT:The Federal Trade Commission and Georgetown University Law Center will co-host the opening session of the FTC’s Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.WHEN:Thursday September 13, 9:00 am-5:15 pm ET. The session previously scheduled for Friday, September 14 will be...
The FTC will hold the second session of its hearings initiative with a full-day event on Sep. 21 at its Constitution Center facilities in Washington, D.C. The event will be webcast live. Commissioner Rebecca Slaughter will make opening remarks. Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz will deliver an opening...
The Federal Trade Commission has approved two applications from Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., or ACT, to divest eight retail fuel stations in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The Commission approved ACT’s application to divest seven stations to Molo Oil Company, which Molo Oil will immediately assign to...
Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Competition Director Bruce Hoffman issued the following statement regarding the U.S. District Court ruling today that granted the FTC’s request for a preliminary injunction in the proposed merger of Tronox Limited and Cristal. The companies are top suppliers in...
The FTC will begin its Hearings Initiative with two full-day sessions, co-sponsored with and held at the Georgetown University Law Center. The Georgetown event will be the first in a series of hearings that will examine whether broad-based changes in the economy, evolving business practices, new...
The Federal Trade Commission has approved an application by Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., or ACT, to divest two retail fuel stations in Minnesota. The divestitures are required under the FTC’s Feb. 15, 2018 final order settling charges that ACT’s proposed acquisition of Holiday Companies would...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Dublin, Ireland-based construction company CRH plc’s $3.5 billion acquisition of its Kansas-based competitor Ash Grove Cement Company likely would be anticompetitive.
The Federal Trade Commission will require Spain-based global healthcare company Grifols S.A. to divest blood plasma collection centers in three U.S. cities, among other conditions, as part of a settlement resolving charges that Grifols’ acquisition of Florida-based Biotest US Corporation is...
A Texas company that provides therapist staffing services to home health agencies, its owner, and the former owner of a competing staffing company have agreed to settle FTC charges that they agreed to reduce pay rates for therapists and invited other competitors to collude on the rates.
Following a U.S. District Court ruling granting the Federal Trade Commission’s request for a preliminary injunction against Wilhelmsen Maritime Services’ proposed $400 million acquisition of Drew Marine Group, Wilhelmsen has announced that it will abandon the transaction. In response, FTC Bureau of...
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., or ACT, to divest a retail fuel station in Saint Paul, Minn. to Twin City Petroleum & Property LLC.
The Federal Trade Commission responded to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ request for comment to its publication, Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs. The publication seeks to “increase competition and end the gaming of regulatory processes that may keep...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Amneal’s $1.45 billion acquisition of an equity share in Impax likely would be anticompetitive.
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons issued the following statement regarding the decision by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in the case FTC v. AbbVie. The court ruled that AbbVie used sham litigation to illegally maintain its monopoly over the testosterone...

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