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The Federal Trade Commission staff has recommended that Alaska repeal its certificate-of-need (CON) laws, which require healthcare providers to obtain state approval before expanding, establishing new facilities or services, or making certain large capital expenditures.
For 2018, the size-of-transaction threshold for reporting proposed mergers and acquisitions under Section 7A of the Clayton Act will adjust from $80.8 million to $84.4 million. Also, the 2018 thresholds under Section 8 of the Act that trigger prohibitions on certain interlocking memberships on...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that medical technology company Becton, Dickinson’s proposed $24 billion acquisition of competitor C. R. Bard would violate federal antitrust law by harming competition in two U.S.
Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd, the Tokyo-based parent company of the 7-Eleven network of convenience stores, has agreed to certain conditions in order to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its proposed $3.3 billion acquisition of approximately 1,100 retail fuel outlets from Sunoco would...
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted written comments on proposed Nebraska legislation that would require review of the competitive impact of the state’s licensing regulations and laws, with the goal of procompetitive reform of restrictions on regulated occupations.
The Federal Trade Commission today issued a blog highlighting a series of videos featuring Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen and four guests who shared their stories about the burdens of unnecessary occupational licensing regulations.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that retail fuel station and convenience store operator Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.’s acquisition of competitor Jet-Pep, Inc. would violate federal antitrust law.
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted written comments on the competitive impact of a legislative proposal to modify the supervision requirements imposed on advanced practice registered nurse-certified nurse practitioners (APRN-CNPs) in Pennsylvania.
Canadian fertilizer and chemical companies Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. and Agrium Inc. have agreed to divest two U.S. production facilities in order to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their proposed merger would negatively impact competition in two relevant markets.
Becton, Dickinson and Company and C. R. Bard, Inc. have agreed to divest two medical device product lines to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that Becton, Dickinson’s proposed $24 billion acquisition of Bard would negatively impact competition in those markets. Both companies supply a range...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corp.’s $1 billion acquisition of Johnson & Johnson’s Codman Neuro division would negatively impact competition in those markets. Both companies supply...
The Federal Trade Commission has issued an administrative complaint challenging the merger of two prosthetics manufacturers that are top sellers of prosthetic knees equipped with microprocessors.
The Federal Trade Commission has approved an application by Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA to establish a new outpatient hemodialysis clinic in Wyoming, Michigan at a location previously divested by Fresenius.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that Mars, Incorporated’s $9.1 billion acquisition of pet care company VCA Inc. would violate federal antitrust laws. Under the Order, Mars is required to divest 12...
Retail fuel station and convenience store operator Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. and its affiliate CrossAmerica Partners LP have agreed to divest 10 fuel stations in Minnesota and Wisconsin to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that ACT’s proposed acquisition of Holiday Companies would violate...
Federal Trade Commission Acting Bureau of Competition Director Bruce Hoffman issued the following statement regarding the U.S. District Court ruling yesterday that granted the request of the FTC and the Attorney General’s Office of North Dakota for a preliminary injunction in the proposed merger of...
The Federal Trade Commission issued an administrative complaint challenging the merger of two top suppliers of chloride process titanium dioxide (“TiO2”), a white pigment used in a wide variety of products including paint, industrial coatings, plastic, and paper.
Retail fuel station and convenience store operator Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. has agreed to divest three fuel stations in Alabama to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that ACT’s proposed acquisition of Jet-Pep, Inc. would violate federal antitrust law.

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