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Amid scrutiny, Kroger and Albertsons say merger may take longer than planned

Jan 16, 2024
Washington state is suing to block the supermarket deal and the FTC and several state attorneys general have raised antitrust concerns.
The proposed Kroger-Albertsons combination has drawn pushback from the Federal Trade Commission and several state attorneys general over antitrust concerns.
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What the FTC's Microsoft-Activision loss might mean for future mergers

Jul 12, 2023
Microsoft can proceed with its purchase, but fighting the FTC's antitrust lawsuit came with a lot of scrutiny.
This ruling marks a defeat for the Federal Trade Commission, which has brought a number of antitrust challenges to these kinds of vertical mergers.
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FTC chair on regulating AI and "taking on some of the biggest, most powerful companies in our economy"

"We need to make sure the market knows that there is no exemption for AI," says Lina Khan of the Federal Trade Commission.
"Companies that are creating these tools [AI] need to be on notice," says FTC Chair Lina Khan.
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Big Tech's health care mergers raise antitrust questions

Amazon's acquisition of health care clinics represents new antitrust terrain for the Federal Trade Commission.
Amazon's the acquisition of health clinics run by One Medical has been approved by antitrust regulators, but similar deals may still face future scrutiny.
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What's behind the Justice Department's antitrust lawsuit against Google?

At issue are the platform's dominance over other search engines and the contracts that help it maintain that dominance, attorney Charlotte Slaiman says.
“There’s a variety of exclusive agreements for Google to be the default search engine, and that has foreclosed competitors from offering their products instead,” says attorney Charlotte Slaiman.
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Publishing antitrust case showcases Biden's stance on antitrust enforcement

Aug 1, 2022
One giant publisher's bid to buy another gives this Justice Department a chance to argue that unchecked industry consolidation results in harm to the wider market, not just consumers.
The U.S. Department of Justice is suing Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster to block the companies from completing a merger valued at $2.175 billion. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Is Congress about to regulate Big Tech?

Jun 24, 2021
Axios reporter Margaret Harding McGill breaks down the antitrust bills moving through the House of Representatives.
Rhode Island Democrat David Cicilline is the chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law.
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Congress weighs getting tough on Big Tech

Jun 22, 2021
The House Judiciary Committee is set to consider a package of antitrust bills this week.
The House Judiciary Committee will vote on about a half-dozen antitrust bills, prohibiting tech giants like Facebook and Google from acquiring competitors or forcing them to sell businesses
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Apple, Epic Games head to court over App Store

Apple takes a 15% to 30% cut of app sales, in-app purchases and subscriptions. Epic says this is unfair.
To download something to your iPhone (such as the popular video game "Fortnite"), you have to go through its App Store.
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Sen. Amy Klobuchar says it's time to take on monopolies in Big Tech, pharma and more

"We have a serious competition problem," Klobuchar said. "It’s hurting our families, our workers, our democracy."
"We have this history in our country of rejuvenating capitalism and using the antitrust laws to do that," Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., says.
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