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FTC, DOJ Merger Reviews Up Slightly This Year

Law360 (July 25, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice challenged 32 mergers this past year, and some of the proposed deals that did not fare so well include those between Exelon Corp. and Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. and Johnson & Johnson and Guidant Corp.

The number of transactions the antitrust watchdogs examined in fiscal 2006 inched up by 4% to 1,768 from 1,695 the year before, the FTC found in its annual report on reviews under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1967, which was...
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