Smucked up: The Tipline for 7 March 2018

JM Smucker and Conagra have abandoned their proposed deal a day after the Federal Trade Commission made public its plan to sue the companies, so today’s headline should be the last Smucker pun from us. We also cover Joshua Soven’s switch from one California-based antitrust powerhouse to another, and the antitrust agencies’ blessing of a billionaire doctor’s attempt to bring two California papers under local control.

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