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Record years for merger deals will test agencies

Mega-deals roared back in 2014, and the trend is likely to continue into next year, according to a recent report by economic consulting firm Ernst & Young. That’s good news for the people who make deals and the people who watch them, but it is going to be a source of increasing strain on the government agencies that oversee corporate mergers.

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