Judge approves concrete price-fixing settlement

A federal judge has preliminarily approved a settlement in which a central Indiana concrete company agreed to pay $29 million
to resolve a class-action antitrust lawsuit alleging it and six other companies conspired to fix the price of ready-mixed

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BATTEN: FTC could resolve antitrust concerns on health care reform

President Obama recently announced a cooperative initiative where health care industry leaders plan to
work together to reform the ailing health care system. Shortly after that announcement, the national
media machine spawned considerable concern among several health care groups that the cooperative effort might violate
federal antitrust laws for collusion and price fixing among competitors.

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