"The government is often the underdog," the U.S. assistant attorney general says

Makan Delrahim talks about the Justice Department's losing bid to block the AT&T-Time Warner merger, along with other antitrust cases.
“We don't have a 24-hour dedicated news channel to go out and spin your case to the American public and judges and others as some merging parties might,” says Makan Delrahim, pictured above at the Aspen Ideas Festival, of the loss of the AT&T-Time Warner case.
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Federal judge approves AT&T-Time Warner merger

Jun 12, 2018
U.S. District Judge Richard Leon green-lit the merger without adding major conditions to the deal.
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What’s behind Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto?

May 30, 2018
A whopping $66 billion deal in the agribusiness space just won the approval of antitrust regulators in Washington, D.C. That clears the way for German behemoth Bayer to acquire St. Louis-based Monsanto. Monsanto has for years ridden the success of the herbicide Roundup and seeds that are tolerant of the chemical. But now Monsanto— and […]

Sprint and T-Mobile have to sell $26.5 billion deal to antitrust cops

A merger between the two companies could mean higher prices for you.
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Early decision college process faces DOJ scrutiny

Apr 16, 2018
Early admission can give students an edge and colleges some welcome certainty.
A   video  screenshot of Rylee Hickman, a high school senior in St. Petersburg, Florida, awaiting an early decision message from Cornell University.
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Why Broadcom buying Qualcomm is making people nervous

Mar 5, 2018
The potential merger would be the biggest the tech industry has seen.
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What's on the Democratic agenda in the upcoming year?

Jan 16, 2018
Let's look at one of their major focuses for 2018.
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks during a news briefing after a weekly Senate Democratic Policy Luncheon.
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Deals like Amazon-Whole Foods are a "new territory" for the Federal Trade Commission

Aug 24, 2017
The Amazon-Whole Foods deal is shaking up the retail industry.
A view of a Whole Foods market in New York.
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Judge blocks Aetna merger with Humana

Jan 24, 2017
A federal judge also says Aetna misled the public on its reasons for withdrawing from Obamacare in some states.

The FTC is dealing with more high tech issues

Mar 7, 2016
Kai talks to the FTC’s Chairwoman Edith Ramirez