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    Music Market Governance

    Music industry leaders testified at a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on antitrust, competition policy and consumer rights. Witnesses talked about how streaming music…

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    Patent Settlements for Generic Drugs

    Witnesses testified on drug company “pay-for-delay” deals, a ploy by to keep generic alternatives off the market. The Supreme Court recently ruled that these deals are…

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    American-US Airways Merger

    Executives of American Airlines and U.S. Airways as well as anti-trust and consumer advocates testified on the proposed merger between the two airlines. Chair Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and…

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    Express Scripts-Medco Health Solutions Merger

    Antitrust attorneys, consumer advocates, and the heads of Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions testified on the proposed merger between the the two benefit management companies

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    Oversight of Google

    Witnesses testified about Google’s business practices and whether it leveraged its Internet search market power to prioritize some of its own business lines, such as YouTube, Google…

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    AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

    The CEOs of AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint Nextel, and consumer and worker advocates testified on the proposed merger of AT&T and T-Mobile. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson argued that the merger…

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    Cell Phone Text Messaging Rates

    Witnesses testified about the rising costs of text messaging charged by wireless telephone companies, the state of competition in the cellular telephone market, the impact of consolidation…

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    Ticketmaster-Live Nation Merger

    A hearing was held on the proposed merger of Ticketmaster and Live Nation to evaluate the impact of the merger on competition and consumer rights. Witnesses discussed the potential…

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    Nursing Home Accountability

    A joint hearing of the Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Senate Special Aging Committee was held on pending legislation…

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    AT&T and BellSouth Merger

    Witnesses testified about a proposed $67 billion merger between AT&T and BellSouth. The merger would create the largest telephone company, cell phone service provider, and DSL…

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    Cable and Telecommunications Competition

    The Senate Judiciary Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights Subcommittee held a hearing titled “Video Competitino in 2005: More Consolidation, or New Choices for…

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    Cable Industry Competition

    Witnesses testified about the state of competition in the cable television industry. Among the topics they addressed were the price of cable service, expanding types of service…

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    News Corp.-DirecTV Merger

    Witnesses testified about a proposed merger between DirecTV and News Corporation. Among the issues they addressed were the state of competition in the media industry, media…

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    Cable Competition

    Witnesses testified about the proposed merger between ATT Broadband and Comcast Cable. Among the topics they addressed were the state of competition in the cable industry, consumer…

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    Baseball's Revenue Gap

    Witnesses testified about revenue and payroll disparities among several Major League Baseball teams and the state of competition in the league. At issue was a blue ribbon panel report…

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    Amoco-British Petroleum Merger

    Petroleum industry experts testified about anti-trust concerns in light of a proposed merger between AMOCO and British Petroleum. Of particular concern to the committee was the impact…

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    Telecommunications Industry Consolidations

    Panelists discussed the effects of consolidation on competition within the telecommunications industry. Of specific concern was a proposed merger between Bell Atlantic and…

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    Information and Entertainment Consolidation

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from the executives of broadcast and communication corporations regarding the recent trend of mergers between information and entertainment…

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    Telephone Industry Mergers Consumer Impact

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from representatives from communications companies and consumer groups. They discussed the effect on consumers when telephone and other…

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    International Aviation Alliances

    Subcommittee members heard testimony about the impact of international alliances on the U.S. aviation industry, particularly the proposed American-British Airways merger. Klein…

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