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Senate Gives Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal the Kid Gloves Treatment Only Sen. Franken opposes merger

Comcast evp David Cohen had it pretty easy before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on the company’s $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable. In answering questions from lawmakers, Cohen rarely…

April 9, 2014, 1:46 PM EDT

Comcast Makes Its Public Interest Case to Washington Filing concentrates on broadband where critics most likely to focus

Those print and TV ads Comcast has been running in the Washington media promoting the benefits of its $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable? That was just a warm-up…

April 8, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

Comcast-Time Warner Cable Regulatory Review Will Be Raucous 'No one woke up this morning wishing their cable company was bigger'

The proposed $45.2 billion merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable will keep both public interest groups and regulators busy in the coming months. Expect a raucous and drawn-out transaction…

February 13, 2014, 8:30 AM EST

Analyst: FTC Condition on Nielsen-Arbitron Hardly Matters Commission’s quibble benefits ESPN but puts no restrictions on ratings giant

Commissioner Joshua Wright blasted the Federal Trade Commission in his dissent for over-reaching in the condition it imposed on Nielsen’s purchase of Arbitron, but the ultimate impact of the condition…

September 24, 2013, 6:25 PM EDT

Publicis-Omnicom Merger May Raise Antitrust Concerns [Updated] Regulators could eye control over ad rates, data

The merger of Publicis and Omnicom to form the world's largest ad conglomerate is bound to raise more than a few eyebrows in Washington where regulators could add conditions to…

July 29, 2013, 3:17 PM EDT

Google Confirms FTC Is Asking Questions About Waze It's unclear if there is a formal investigation yet

A Google spokeswoman confirmed Monday that the company had been contacted by the Federal Trade Commission about its purchase of Waze, but deferred to the FTC to confirm whether there…

June 25, 2013, 9:12 AM EDT

FTC May Not Be Done With Google Yet Investigation focuses on Google's display ad biz

The Federal Trade Commission may not be done with Google yet, as it opens a new investigation into whether the search giant abuses its market-leading position to curb competition in…

May 23, 2013, 7:13 PM EDT

Justice Files to Halt Anheuser-Busch Modelo Deal Acquisition would substantially lessen competition and raise prices

Budweiser may be the king of beers, but the U.S. Department of Justice is looking to confine the kingdom. The DOJ filed a civil antitrust lawsuit today to halt Anheuser-Busch…

January 31, 2013, 4:38 PM EST

FTC Finally Closes Google Investigations Tech giant agrees to change some business practices

Ending weeks of speculation and rumor, the Federal Trade Commission today finally closed its nearly two-year antitrust investigation into Google that will no doubt leave Google's competitors unsatisfied. Under a consent…

January 3, 2013, 2:20 PM EST

Reports: FTC to Close Google Probe Thursday No enforcement action, just promises

Microsoft and other Google competitors won't be happy that the Federal Trade Commission is set to close its two-year antitrust investigation into Google without taking enforcement against the search engine…

January 3, 2013, 9:14 AM EST

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