Last clearance: The Tipline for 20 March 2020

The Federal Trade Commission announced yesterday afternoon that it had agreed with Danaher on divestitures that would resolve its concerns about the company’s purchase of GE’s biopharmaceuticals business, which GE said means the deal can close this month. Conditional approvals came in from the European Commission in December and China earlier in March. We have more on that FTC decision, which split the commission on party lines, as well as an update on Total Wine’s challenge to Connecticut’s liquor laws, plus two rail cases and a delay to the House antitrust subcommittee’s report on digital markets.

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