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FTC drills down on privacy: Ramirez, Brill and Ohlhausen speak

Despite forecasts of foreboding weather that shut down much of Washington, the world’s largest privacy conference went on without a hitch. Something on the order of 2000 financial, medical, government and technology professionals and lawyers came to hear a slew of experts—including three of the four FTC commissioners—discuss the intricacies of privacy on March 7 and 8.

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ABA issues its enforcement wish list for 2013

As it usually does at the beginning of each new presidential term, the leadership of the antitrust section of the American Bar Association has presented the White House, Justice Department and...

Antitrust in the second Obama presidency

Though new leaders are settling in at the Justice Department’s antitrust division and at the Federal Trade Commission, don’t expect much change in competition policies during the Obama...

MERGER UPDATE: Linn Co., Berry Petroleum; Southern Union, Regency

Two major mergers are expected to alter the oil and gas landscape. Linn Energy has announced a groundbreaking agreement to acquire Berry Petroleum Company for $4.3 billion including debt...

MERGER UPDATE: Cardinal Health, AssuraMed

The latest multibillion-dollar asset reshuffling in the health care sector nabs a new acquisition for Dublin, Ohio-based Cardinal Health, a $108 billion health service company that caters to...

MERGER UPDATE: Charter Communications, Bresnan Broadband

Charter Communications has agreed to purchase Bresnan Broadband from Cablevision for $1.625 billion. Cablevision investors welcomed the sale, judging by the market’s reaction. Its shares rose 6...


The DOJ has closed its investigation into the proposed merger of T-Mobile USA Inc. and MetroPCS, saying it is “unlikely to harm consumers or substantially lessen competition.”

PEOPLE: Brill’s adviser Weinman to depart