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FTC puts internal trial over Microsoft-Activision deal on hold

The Federal Trade Commission has formally put its administrative trial over Microsoft’s pending acquisition of Activision Blizzard on hold. The move, which was first reported by Bloomberg, allows the agency and companies to hold talks over a settlement for the eye-popping $68.7 billion merger. The FTC’s decision to pause its case is another major victory […]

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Appeals court rejects the FTC’s last-ditch attempt to stop Microsoft from buying Activision

The Federal Trade Commission has been unsuccessful in its last-ditch effort to pump the brakes on Microsoft’s $68.7 billion purchase of Activision Blizzard. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals declined to grant the agency an emergency stay of a ruling that allows the deal to proceed in the US, leaving a UK regulator as the

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FTC appeals ruling that would have let Microsoft’s Activision takeover move forward

The Federal Trade Commission isn’t giving up on its attempt to halt Microsoft’s pending $68.7 billion purchase of Activision Blizzard. The agency said in a filing it’s appealing Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley’s denial of its request for a preliminary injunction to temporarily stop the deal from going through. The FTC has sued to prevent the

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