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Turbulence in online travel search: a done deal, innovation, and possible anticompetitive conduct

Innovation in online travel search has provided consumers user-friendly tools and unprecedented access to airlines’ price and booking information. Consumers have come to expect healthy competition to enhance services and regulate prices for travel products. Potential threats to competition in the online travel search market, however, may lead to reduced consumer choice and higher prices for business and private consumers in America.

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Antitrust agencies, Chile reach MOU

The FTC and the Justice Department have reached an antitrust cooperation agreement with the Fiscalia Nacional Economica (FNE) of Chile.

CA Senator for Do-Not-Track

California State Senator Alan Lowenthal (D) has amended a bill in the state legislature to mandate a Do-Not-Track mechanism as a tool to protect consumers’ online privacy.

FTC to FL State Reps: Pass bill to relax regulations

A proposed bill in the Florida state government may increase the availability of health care services to underserved populations, such as the elderly and those in rural or inner-city communities.

Rosch on merger analysis

FTC Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch hopes the Commission will rely on direct effects evidence more often when evaluating the competition effects of proposed transactions.

Senator to FTC: Investigate pipeline

Senator Ron Wyden (D., Ore.) has asked the FTC to inquire into possible “confidential agreements between seven Canadian oil companies” that could drive up gas prices for consumers.

AAI Column

Resisting another threat to competition in health care

Closed investigation:, Inc.’s proposed acquisition of Quidsi, Inc.

Closed case: Tropigas de Puerto Rico Inc., Empire Gas Co., Inc., and Liquilux Gas Corp.

Closed case: COPPA Rule

European antitrust: fines for steel producers

European antitrust: electricity investigation

Sticky fingers at the FTC

Microsoft files suit against Google

NOPEC passes committee

DOJ settles over milk

Medical waste deal cleaned up

Allegedly deceptive health claims: FTC seeks court order, fines

Court blocks timeshare resellers

Children’s vitamin company settles

FTC Briefs

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