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Coalition’s last pitch to end Charter-Time Warner Cable deal doesn’t sway government watchdogs

Three days before the Federal Communications Commission approved Charter Communications’ $67 billion deal to acquire Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, the Stop Mega Cable Coalition — a group that includes public interest, media and telecom firms — made a final pitch to agency officials stressing the “many harms” that would result from the merger.


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House Republicans pushing bills to revamp FTC procedures

In introducing bills to change certain Federal Trade Commission procedures in a year when lawmakers aren’t doing much, congressional Republicans are giving hints about what’s on the agenda for next...

As DOJ celebrates blocking Halliburton-Baker Hughes deal, critics grumble

Bill Baer, who recently left his post as head of the Justice Department’s antitrust division, made waves when he said some deals should never get out of the boardroom. He might well have been...

Divestitures a harder sell for parties seeking to merge

Parties seeking to come up with a divestiture remedy to sell a proposed merger to the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission are running into plenty of skepticism these days.

Ramirez bashes efforts to 'sidestep' federal antitrust scrutiny in healthcare

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On a mission: FTC enlists minority media to combat fraud

The Federal Trade Commission has found that minority groups, especially recent immigrants, are often afraid to ask the government for help.

Neil Averitt commentary: More government exclusive dealing cases may be on the horizon

For many years now, the antitrust agencies have treated exclusive dealing cases like the crazy old uncle in the attic — acknowledged as members of the family, brought out and introduced on...

Lawmakers skeptical of FTC efforts on pet drug competition

Comcast competitors' access to DreamWorks Animation content likely concern in antitrust deal review

US, EU enforcers draw line on mergers in which three or fewer players remain

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