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Farmers Look for Justice in the Poultry Industry

Dave Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Dave Murphy

Poultry farmers face daily fear, uncertainty and intimidation from the companies they contract with. This type of intimidation is a clear sign of how powerful and arrogant these companies have grown.

DOJ's Holder calls for Historic Era of Antitrust Enforcement in Agriculture

Dave Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Murphy

While many have waited a lifetime to hear government officials address the lack of competition in agriculture and enforce antitrust laws, one question remains: How fast will the wheels of justice turn?

Justice Department: Expect 'Vigorous' Scrutiny Of Health Insurance Mergers

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — In a blunt warning to the health insurance industry, the Obama administration said Monday it won't hesitate to block mergers that t...

A Call For a Bipartisan National Campaign to Overturn Insurance Companies' Exemption From Anti-Trust Laws

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

We need a broad coalition to immediately repeal the insurance industry's exemption from complying with Federal anti-trust laws.

Antitrust Chief Facing Resistance From Obama Admin Officials Over Industry Crackdowns

New York Times | STEPHEN LABATON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's top antitrust official and some senior Democratic lawmakers are preparing to rein in a host of major industries, including airline a...

Justice Department Plans Tougher Antitrust Action

New York Times | STEPHEN LABATON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

President Obama's top antitrust official this week plans to restore an aggressive enforcement policy against corporations that use their market domina...