Hard at work: The Tipline for 1 March 2018

One of the leading economic consultancies has revealed that the US antitrust agencies carried out more merger enforcement work in the 2016 fiscal year than any other year in the past ten. An influential senator has urged the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States to follow that trend and examine the potential Broadcom/Qualcomm tie-up, while his colleagues on the commerce committee have sent four nominees for the Federal Trade Commission to be voted upon by the full Senate.

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