On September 7, 2017, the FTC announced its first-ever case against social media influencers. In its complaint, the FTC alleged that two widely followed gamers posted messages endorsing an online gaming service without disclosing that the two jointly owned the company.
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Liberty Interactive Corporation, owner of the QVC network, has announced plans to acquire HSN in a 2.1 billion dollar deal. Liberty Interactive currently owns 38.2 percent of HSN, and hopes to acquire the remaining 61.8 percent in an all-stock transaction.
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On April 3, 2017, the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it completed its review of Danone S.A.’s acquisition of The WhiteWave Foods Company Inc. In order to allow the 12.5 billion dollar acquisition to proceed, the Antitrust Division is requiring Danone to divest the Stonyfield Farms business to an independent buyer approved by the U.S. government.
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