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FTC Turns Up Heat With Justice Department in Dueling Tech Probes

Feb. 13, 2020, 9:00 AM

On paper, the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission are co-equals when it comes to making sure companies compete freely and fairly. Lately, however, the two antitrust enforcers seem to need a referee of their own as they pursue dueling probes of the U.S.’s internet giants.

The FTC appeared to be firing a shot at colleagues over at the Justice Department’s antitrust division on Tuesday when it announced that it’s demanding information on hundreds of smaller acquisitions by five technology giants that avoided regulatory scrutiny over the last decade.

The Justice Department, under the close watch of Attorney General...

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