FTC will examine prior acquisitions by Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft
Feb. 11, 2020
Joseph Simons, nominee to serve on the Federal Trade Commission, testifies during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing in Hart Building on February 14, 2018.
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The Federal Trade Commission announced Tuesday it will examine prior acquisitions by Alphabet , Amazon , Apple , Facebook and Microsoft . The commission voted 5-0 to issue special orders to review the past mergers.
The FTC will require the companies to provide information on acquisitions not previously reported to the antitrust agencies under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, according to a press release.
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