How would you expect antitrust authorities to react to:
a. A proposal merger of Ford and General Motors.
b. Evidence of secret meetings by contractors to rig bids for highway construction projects.
c. A proposed merger of large shoe manufacturer and a chain of retail shoe stores.
d. A proposed merger of a small life-insurance company and a regional candy manufacturer.
Antitrust policy has more than a century of honorable history in the United States. In the United States antitrust investigations and enforcement are managed jointly by two agencies, the Antitrust Division of the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) -- the latter of which is directly concerned with fair trade practices. The concept of ...
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