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FTC chief defends unique antitrust powers

GOP efforts to standardize merger challenge framework gain steam. Continue reading

Freeport-McMoRan pares board, reviews options for oil and gas unit

Mining and energy company has been targeted by Carl Icahn who revealed a nearly 8.5% stake in the company in late August and said he would talk to management. Continue reading

House panel again passes bill to clip FTC's merger powers

Judiciary Committee Republicans are pushing to standardize the review process used by both antitrust agencies. Continue reading

Energy Transfer wins over Williams in $37B deal

Management claims the combination, which had previously been rejected, will create the largest natural gas gatherer in the U.S. Continue reading

Buy and sell with Icahn and Ackman? Easier said than done

S&P's new index could let more investors get in on insurgencies, but the game has already changed. And how do you follow activists who don't want to be followed? Continue reading

Frac sand providers blasted by weak oil

The oil and gas industry downturn is expected to hit proppant producers, particularly smaller ones, during the second half. Some companies aren't expected to make it. Continue reading

How Icahn plays the energy game

While the faint of heart flee the sector, the renowned investor places big bets with a lot of hedging. Continue reading

Icahn takes cautious 8.5% stake in beleaguered Freeport-McMoRan

Activist hedges his bet on mining/energy company that one industry observer says continues to "piss money away." Continue reading

Stock market volatility creates opportunities for merger arbs

Widening spreads offer bigger returns on slam-dunk deals and make risky transactions more attractive. The only worry is that financing might dry up. Continue reading

Schlumberger picks up Cameron for $14.8B

Schlumberger is making a strategic bet and continuing the consolidation of the oil and gas services industry at a difficult time in the sector. Continue reading

Oil and gas companies brace for borrowing cuts

Swift Energy, Goodrich Petroleum, Magnum Hunter and others are at risk in next fall's bank redetermination season. Continue reading

FTC Commissioner Wright steps down

Surprise resignation leaves the agency leaning more Democratic. Continue reading

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Claire Poole

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