All hands on deck: The Tipline for 4 March 2022

President Biden’s call for a whole-of-government approach to increasing competition across the US economy means different things to different agencies. For the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice, it means bringing bigger cases. For the Federal Maritime Commission, it means bringing any cases. Asked by Senator Amy Klobuchar how the agency has fared in policing carrier alliances that may increase prices or reduce output, the head of the FMC said it has “not even tried”. Also in Tipline, Amazon moves closer to acquiring MGM and former minor league teams suing Major League Baseball want a fast-track to the Supreme Court.

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