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An uptick in mergers but regulators are close behind

Meanwhile ,antitrust regulators are making shifts in policy that could cause headaches for dealmakers. Last week the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission finalized the biggest changes they've made to how they evaluate mergers in 18 years.

By Jia Lynn Yang  |  August 24, 2010; 4:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Going to the numbers on Justice's antitrust activity

Is the pendulum on antitrust enforcement at the Department of Justice swinging back to a much stricter era under President Obama? Some data from the website of the Department of Justice, flagged by Josh Wright at Truth on the Market:...

By Jia Lynn Yang  |  August 5, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama's antitrust agenda: Still waiting for the shoe to drop

There was a lot of fanfare when Christine Varney stepped into her role as top antitrust enforcer at the Department of Justice last year. It was said she would upend Bush-era policies that had gone easy on big business mergers....

By Jia Lynn Yang  |  July 28, 2010; 3:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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