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The Antitrust Week in Review

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  07/26/21

Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.

The F.T.C. votes to use its leverage to make it easier for consumers to repair their phones.  The Federal Trade Commission voted unanimously on Wednesday to push harder for the right of consumers to repair devices like smartphones, home appliances, cars and even farm equipment, arguing that large...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  07/19/21

Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.

Analysis: Dealmakers see M&A rush, then chills, in Biden's antitrust crackdown.  Dealmakers expect a new wave of transformative U.S. mergers and acquisitions (M&A), as companies rush to complete deals before President Joe Biden's antitrust push takes shape, to be followed by a slowdown when regulators...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  07/12/21

Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.

Biden's executive order to promote competition in the U.S. economy includes over 70 initiatives.  President Joe Biden will sign an executive order that includes 72 initiatives he wants over a dozen agencies to undertake to promote competition throughout the U.S. economy, according to a fact sheet released...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  07/6/21

Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.

Exclusive: White House order pushes antitrust enforcement throughout U.S. economy.  The White House is working on an antitrust executive order that aims to push government agencies to consider how their decisions will impact competition in an industry, according to two sources familiar with the matter. The...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  06/29/21

Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.

Antitrust Overhaul Passes Its First Tests. Now, the Hard Parts.  Six bills that could reshape the tech industry passed an important hurdle in the House. But the outcomes of the votes, and the debates before they took place, also showed divisions among lawmakers — and underscored why final passage of the...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  06/22/21

Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.

The Justice Department sues to block a major insurance brokers’ merger.  The Department of Justice filed a civil suit on Wednesday to block the proposed merger of Aon and Willis Towers Watson, arguing that combining two of the Big Three insurance brokers would create an anticompetitive “behemoth.”...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  06/14/21

Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.

U.S. Senate passes bill to raise fees on biggest mergers.  The U.S. Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that would increase fees that companies planning the biggest mergers pay to government antitrust agencies and give those agencies bigger budgets. The bill - co-sponsored by Democrat Amy Klobuchar, the top...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  06/7/21

Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.

Facebook's Marketplace in EU and UK antitrust crosshairs.  Europe and Britain launched formal antitrust investigations into Facebook on Friday to determine if the world's largest social network was using customer data to unfairly compete with advertisers, in a new assault on its business model. The...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  06/1/21
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Lawsuit claims Apple monopolizes heart-rate technology for Apple Watch.  A Silicon Valley company has filed an antitrust lawsuit accusing Apple Inc of cornering the market for heart-rate monitoring technology for the Apple Watch, and endangering wearers' health. In a complaint, AliveCor Inc said Apple...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  05/24/21
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. Buoyed by Federal Covid Aid, Big Hospital Chains Buy Up Competitors.  Billions of dollars in Covid aid cushioned financial losses caused by the pandemic at some of the nation’s largest hospital chains. But those bailouts also helped sustain the big chains’ spending sprees as they expanded even more...
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