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As Federal Trade Commission antitrust lawyers try to police vast swaths of the economy with limited resources, they’re making trade-offs. The FTC earlier this year stepped up a long-running investigation into whether a group of major hotels including Hyatt, Hilton and Marriott hurt customers by ...
The U.S. Department of Justice, together with Attorneys General in six states and the District of Columbia, sued today in the District of Massachusetts to block an unprecedented series of agreements between American Airlines and JetBlue through which the two airlines will consolidate their operations in Boston and New York City. The civil antitrust complaint alleges that this extensive combination, which they call the “Northeast Alliance,” will not only eliminate important competition in these cities, but will also harm air travelers across the country by significantly diminishing JetBlue’s incentive to compete with American elsewhere, further consolidating an already highly concentrated industry. Read more.
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